Mizaur’s First Offer May Come Soon
By Will Cummings
Nick Mizaur, the talented 6-foot, 200 pound running back and defensive back out of Omaha Creighton Prep,
has officially accepted an invitation to compete in the Max Emfinger’s 2010 High School All-American Bowl Classic.
Max Emfinger is a national recruiting analyst who’s material has been featured in many national publications and websites including USA Today and Athlon College Football Magazine. Mr. Emfinger has also made regular appearances on ESPN and Fox Sports TV. In addition, Max Emfinger has his own nationally syndicated magazine: Max Emfinger’s National High School Recruiting Magazine.
Currently, Max Emfinger’s magazine has Mizaur rated at 5 Stars and among the Top 130 high school player in the country.
Mizaur’s Ranking Among Nebraska ’10 Prospects
MyHitNews.com has yet to rank the 2010 class of Nebraska high school football prospects, but Mizaur is definitely a lock to be in our Top Ten. As of this date, Mizaur, Aurora’s Andrew Rodriguez and Lincoln North Star’s Yusef Wade are the only three names that myHitNews.com has announced as members of its Preseason Top Ten Nebraska Prospects rankings.
Emfinger All-American Bowl Classic Site
The All-American Bowl Classic will be held on January 2, 2010, at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and will feature 120 of the top high school seniors in a East vs. West contest.
Mizaur was selected to appear in the the bowl after the Game Advisory Committee reviewed his junior season film and as a result of his outstanding performance at the Army National Combine, where he posted a 4.22 second pro agility time—ninth among all running backs tested. The Emfinger All-American Bowl Classic’s West squad picked Mizaur to play strong safety, the defensive position he also started at last season with Creighton Prep. Mizaur gained 1,347 yards and had a 6.2 yard per carry average as a running back last season.
*Represents reported non-verified measures.
Mizaur Likely To Play Defensive Back At Next Level Strong safety may be the most likely fit at the D-1 level for a big. strong, athletic player like Mizaur—but running back is still not out of the question in the right conference and playing on a team with the right system deigned to accentuate his running style. As of to date, Mizaur is getting strong attention from the following schools: Nebraska, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Iowa, Iowa State, Northwestern, Vanderbilt and Boston College.
Taking Advantage of Opportunities
In my opinion, Nick Mizaur’s is beginning to garner attention and accolades as a result of the harmony of several factors: (1) His tenacious work ethic. (2) His strong parental support system. (3) Great coaching. (4) Perhaps–the most important factor, the proper preparation to succeed in this highly competitive high school recruiting atmosphere:
Mizaur has not only prepared himself physically by taking advantage of extra sport specific training provided by programs like the Redzone Leadership Academy and Going Vertical, he also made sure to have his game film and highlights films ready and distributed them in a timely fashion to colleges and recruiting services and media outlets—including myHitnews.com (Thanks Nick.) Nick also made sure to attend the right camps at the right time. Of course, none of Mizaur’s present national accolades would be possible if he did not demonstrate his potential on the playing field and at camps. However, he may never have had the chance to demonstrate his potential–on a national level–if he did not do all the other things first.
Nick Mizaur and his family and coaches are a prime example of how to successfully navigate through the media intensive and athletically competitive modern day recruiting cycle–they are just beginning to reap the rewards.
We are in a new age of recruiting: To have the best opportunity for success, prospects and their parents/guardians seeking scholarships–now more than ever–must prepare for the recruiting process much earlier and be wiling to invest more time money and effort in extra training programs, camps and film preparation. That’s just the way it is! And the competition for recognition and scholarships will only continue to intensify in the future.”
Related Link: Mizaur impressive at state wrestling meet