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  1. Anonymous
    September 21, 2010 @ 11:59 pm

    Tyler Shields, Kearney needs to be considered for the top 25. He has 7 TD receptions in 4 games.

    • admin
      September 22, 2010 @ 2:08 am

      Anonymous: Yes. Tyler Shields is a very good athlete with a bullet next to his name. He is one of a few Nebraska high school athletes that could end up in MHN’s Top 25 for football and basketball.

  2. Anonymous
    September 22, 2010 @ 1:12 pm

    Got to throw in there Zach Leinbaugh from Millard West, all-stater last year and has been making big plays on offense this year.

    • admin
      September 22, 2010 @ 3:56 pm

      Anonymous, I have not seen Leinbaugh play this year and no one mentioned him to me until now. Since he was already on the MHN Class of 2011 Prospects Board I added him to the list of Mentioned and I’ll keep an eye out for him. Thanks!

  3. Unhappy With This
    September 22, 2010 @ 3:55 pm

    What about Brandon Clark #25 from Millard South??!!??!! He is in the top 3 in receiving yards and at the top for TDs!! You have Tony Gardner above Clark and that is a shame!! Gardner doesn’t have half the yards Clark has and he doesn’t have a single TD so far this season. I think Gardner is a good player but he does not even hold a candle to Clark as far as being a receiver. I think this Top 25 is a shame with out one of the better receivers in the state on it and players who don’t have half the stats are rated too high. Take a look at the Millard South games and watch #9 compaired to #25 and it isn’t even a race. Clark plays his tail off every game and has the most yards and most TDs on the team but he never gets any of the credit for what he does, instead a far inferier player is rated above him…it’s a joke.

    • admin
      September 22, 2010 @ 4:58 pm

      Unhappy with this: Being a prospect is never, ever about stats or receiving all-state or any other sort of honors. It’s all about a given athlete’s potential to be effective at the next level—relative to other kids in his class from around the country.

      Tell me a H.S. WR runs a 4.6 or better 40 (or shows explosiveness and/or acceleration), has good hands, can create separation from the defender, can run after the catch and shows the potential to be effective at the next level—then I’m listening. I don’t care if he has 100 catches in a season or 10. Of course, the final judge of a prospect’s talent is not any ranking system—it’s the colleges. They will offer the kids that they think fit the bill. And based on their offers, the MHN Top 25 ranking will change drastically between now and its Final release after February’s Signing Day.

      I hope that Brandon is one of those kids that gets an offer.

  4. Anonymous
    September 22, 2010 @ 4:23 pm

    I would definatelly throw richard wynne in there too. i believe he is a top 15 player. Also Chase dudzinski at reciever and corner is a stud.

  5. Unhappy With This
    September 22, 2010 @ 8:47 pm

    Admin, Everything you just said describes Brandon to a “T”. Have you not watched him play? He is open almost every play even against M North but the QB just couldn’t get the ball to him ie. over and under thrown passes. He has caught every catchable ball thrown to him this year (even some that weren’t so catchable), is consistently open, a lot of his yards are after the catch, runs around a 4.6 with good football speed, runs good routes, has a great vertical (around 35″ or better), and obviously has potential for the next level from the calls and emails he has been getting so far this year. I just hate to see one of the best WRs in the state get “out rated” by a player who is obviously not in his league even in unofficial player rankings and when their own teammates say the same thing I am saying. I understand that the rankings don’t mean anything to anyone but I beleive that some really good players were left out while some REALLY questionable players are on this list.

    • admin
      September 23, 2010 @ 7:09 am

      Unhappy With This: In the end your evaluation of Brandon may prove to be the correct one. However, you may want to consider not deriding his teammates and or other Nebraska high school players in the process.

  6. Un
    September 23, 2010 @ 10:26 am

    So your saying Gardner is questionable? For a DB who hasn’t given up a TD. And who scored the first TD of the year from what I recall. Yeah Clark should be mentioned on this list. But if you actually watch the games you will see his lack of blocking. His non attempts of doing anything when the ball isnt thrown his way. You would think he has a lot more energy considering he only plays one side of the ball.

  7. Unhappy With This
    September 23, 2010 @ 11:22 am

    Tony is a good player. Ecspecially on the defensive side. Was just an opinion of mine, think its bad that Clark isnt mentioned. He is working on his blocking, he does block some. My opinion has nothing to do with how Clark or his teammates think, I don’t even talk to them about that.

  8. Drew
    September 23, 2010 @ 3:53 pm

    Would be interesting to track how the Top 25 from recent years are faring at the next level. As an example, 2010 #25 Chris Lucido is seeing regular playing time as a true freshman at Augustana this year. Starting on kick and punt cover/return teams and spot duty on defense. Not bad considering Augustana is 3-0 and ranked #24 this week in the D-II Top 25. Wonder how some of the other guys from 2010 are doing, although I suspect many of them are redshirting this year.

    • admin
      September 23, 2010 @ 11:37 pm

      Drew: Good to hear about Chris. I wonder how good a senior year he would have had if not for the hernia. You’re right about most of the Class of 2010—most are redshirts. I might put something together later on in the season about how that class is doing.

      As always thanks for the update.

  9. Drew
    September 24, 2010 @ 9:56 am

    Yep, well hurting his MCL two weeks before the start of his senior season didn’t help, either. He missed the first three games due to that. And it likely curtailed interest among some colleges. But, all’s well that ends well. He seems to be having a great time at Augustana so far. He’s been very impressed with the program and where it’s headed.

  10. High School Fan
    September 24, 2010 @ 10:31 am

    Tony is not being perceived as a WR. He is on this list because of his outstanding play on defense and how hard he plays.

    I agree with Un. He hasn’t given up a TD all year and deserves to be on the list.

    The list isn’t just about offensive statistics… Defense wins games

    To Unhappywith this:

    I don’t know why you are trying to compare Clark to Tony. Tony is on this list for defense.

    For you to try to degrade a high school athlete is a shame. Especially when they are on the same team.

  11. gretchen swift
    September 25, 2010 @ 8:25 am

    What about Trey Moore from North Platte High School? He is an outstanding QB? Really good in basketball too. Doesn’t live in Lincoln or Omaha so doesn’t count? Come on people.

    • admin
      September 28, 2010 @ 2:27 pm

      He looks like a pretty good athlete. I know he is 5-10, what are his other measurables (weight, 40, vertical shuttle, etc.) and will it be basketball or football for him at the next level?