Decision Time is at Hand for Many in the Class of 2011
Out of the eight known Nebraska high school prospects currently holding Division 1A offers only two, Brandon Yost (Millard West) and Derrius Vick (Lincoln Southeast) have have not declared their school of choice. Millard West’s Yost has received late offers from Ohio and Wyoming and is still on the radar of several other D1A programs. Lincoln Southeast’s Derrius Vick claimed early offers from Colorado State and Ohio, but the multi-talented prospect may end up choosing to play basketball in college.
Earlier this month, Nate Skold, a 6-8, 280lbs OL prospect out of Omaha Westside, committed to play ball at Conference USA’s Tulane University. The University of Nebraska grabs early commitments from O-linemen Ryne Reeves (Crete) and Zach Sterup (Hastings St Cecilia) and DB Daniel Davie (Beatrice). Millard North LB Cole Fisher heads to Iowa and Central’s Ted Lampkin will suit up for the Iowa State Cyclones.
Top D-1A Prospects On the Board
The Nebraska High school Class of 2011 is rounding out to be one of the strongest classes in the past several years posting 2 Rivals 4 star recruits in Reeves and Sterup and three 3 Star prospects with Davie, Lampkin and Fisher. Whether or not another Nebraska prospect or two joins the list of eight D-1A offerees is anyone’s guess. But there are at least a dozen class of 2011 prospects that are certainly capable of playing D-1A football. Some of the strongest potential D-1A candidates on the board, in my opinion are: Devin Bass and Ryan Wheeler Millard North; Quentin Urban, Millard South; Brock Sherman and Ben Muff (Crete); Derek Chancellor (McCook), David Sutton (Lincoln Southeast) and Tiras Bolton Westside.
At the time of this writing there are only six know players holding D-1AA offers (without a D-1A offer): Urban, Muff, Bolton, Chancellor, Bass and Jimmie Forsythe, who recently committed to South Dakota State. The total number of Nebraska D-1AA players offered should top out into the double digits, so we can expect to see some new names emerge over the next several weeks.
Here is the current snapshot of the Class of 2011 Nebraska high school football prospects offers and commitments:
Future updates can be found at Class of 2011 Football Commitment List.
Nebraska High School Football
|Athlete, Pos (Ht, Wt) H.S.||Offers (known)||School Commitment|
|NCAA Division 1-A|
|Zach Sterup, OL (6-8, 260) Hastings St. Cecilia Catholic||Iowa University, Kansas, Kansas State, Ohio, Wisconsin, Louisville, Memphis, Minnesota, Nebraska, Notre Dame, UCLA Stanford||Nebraska|
|Ryne Reeves, OL (6-3, 300) Crete
|Cole Fisher, LB (6-3, 190) Millard North||Iowa University, Kansas||Iowa|
|Ted Lampkin, ATH (5-7, 159) Omaha Central||Iowa State, Kansas State||Iowa State|
|Daniel Davie, DB (6-0, 185) Beatrice||Nebraska, Kansas, Ohio University, North Dakota State||Nebraska|
|Derrius Vick, QB (6-2, 180) Lincoln Southeast||Colorado State, Ohio, North Dakota State, South Dakota State|
|Nate Skold, OL (6-8, 280) Omaha Westside||Wyoming, Tulane, North Dakota, North Dakota State, South Dakota||Tulane|
|Brandon Yost DL (6-1, 250) Millard West||Ohio, Wyoming, South Dakota State, South Dakota|
|NCAA Division 1-AA|
|Jimmie Forsythe, QB (5-11, 180) Omaha Burke||South Dakota, South Dakota State||South Dakota State|
|Ben Muff, LB (6-1, 200) Crete||North Dakota State|
|Tiras Bolton, ATH (5- 170) Omaha Westside||North Dakota|
|Derek Chancellor, OL (6-5, 290) McCook||South Dakota|
|Quentin Urban, ATH (5-11, 185) Millard South||South Dakota|
|Devin Bass, DB/ATH (5-10, 172) Millard North||Drake|
|NCAA Division II|
|Josh Swanson, LB, (6-0, 200)
|Brock Sherman, LB (6-0, 223) Crete|
|Eddie Collins, ATH (5-7, 165) Millard South|
|Ryan Wheeler, LB (6-4, 244) Millard North|
|Ryan Randall, RB (6-0, 190) Blair|
|Jordan Wisdom, DE, (6-2, 235) Millard South|
|Will Sailors, OL (6-4, 250) Lincoln Northeast|
|Jacob Bergmeier, RB/DB (5-9,165) Millard North|
|Josh Couch, DB (6-1, 175) Millard North|
|Nate Kroupa, LB (5-11, 215) Omaha Burke|
|David Sutton, DE, (6-3, 230) Lincoln Southeast|
|Tony Gardner, WR/DB (5-11, 175) Millard South|