Hasting St Cecilia Catholic’s Big Zach Sterup Leads Class of 2011 Prospects With 5 D-1 Offers–and Counting
By Will Cummings MyHitNews.com
Don’t blink too long: the 2010 high school football season is fast approaching, With the wrap up of college spring ball, college coaches will be begin focusing on rounding out their class of 2011 recruits.
The month of May marks the beginning of a month long period that the NCAA has set aside to allow college coaches to visit high school campuses to evaluate the talent pool. The NCAA prohibits the coaches from actually communicating with the athletes (except they can acknowledge them by saying hello) but they can speak to their coaches, watch them participate in practices and review their transcripts.
The 2011 Nebraska high school class is shaping up to be one of the better classes in recent memory. Already there are four Nebraska high school football prospects that hold at least one D-1A offer. Zach Sterup, a 6-foot-9, 265lb athlete out of Hasting St Cecilia Catholic leads the pack with five D-1 offers. Sterup is also a very talented basketball player and is receiving a lot of attention from college coaches in that sport as well. The other Nebraska prospects holding D-1A offers are Ryne Reeves, OL, 6-3, 285, Crete; Cole Fisher, LB,6-3, 212, Millard North and Ted Lampkin, ATH, 5-7, 160, Omaha Central (see the MHN Class of 2011 Nebraska High School Football Prospect Board below to view offers).
There are number of athletes that look to be next in line to get a D-1 offer or two: Below, check out the reported measurables on Beatrice’s Daniel Davie—nasty! Davie currently holds an offer from D-1AA North Dakota State. His 4.40 40 time and 38″ vertical will be hard for recruiters to ignore. Omaha Burke LB Nate Kroupa is another prospect boasting impressive numbers and he looks good on film too. Millard South’s All-Nebraska LB/RB Quentin Urban may not have lip-licking measurables but there is no doubt that he is a very talented athlete—which includes basketball and baseball—and the playmaker delivers the goods on the football field. Ryan Randall put up some freaky rushing numbers last year for Blair–2,000 plus; Lincoln Southeast’s Derrius Vick holds a D-1 offer in basketball and the explosive and shifty ATH will be in the hunt to add one in football.
The above are just a few of the possibilities to watch out for in the next few months. Of course–like always– someone will pop out of seemingly nowhere to snatch a D-1 offer. And that is why the next few months of the recruiting cycle will be so important for prospects to make an impression.
Get ready for your camps this spring and summer and be prepared to deliver your best in the fall!