6-1 175 Safety
Omaha, Neb. Westside HS
BIO: Braxton Anderson was a second team all-metro performer at Westside High School … led team to a state runner-up finish … three year varsity letter winner and two year starter … earned scholar athlete award twice … played for coach Brett Froendt … son of Garner and Melanie Anderson.
6-3 310 Offensive Line
Waukesha, Wisc. Catholic Memorial HS
BIO: Gabriel Bautz lettered in football all four years at Catholic Memorial High School … team won state title freshman year and was runner-up in 2015 … named second team all-conference in 2015 and honorable mention in 2014 … played for coach Bill Young … voted team captain as a senior … lettered four times in wrestling, going 21-0 as a junior … son of Brian and Linda Bautz.
6-0 180 Safety
Albia, Iowa Albia Community HS
BIO: Blake Bayer was a two-year first team All-State performer by theDes Moines Register at Albia Community High School … named to the Iowa Elite Team … holds school record with 11 interceptions in one season and also set an Iowa State record with 26 career picks … played for coach Jerry Staton … son of Russ and Susan Bayer.
6-2 210 Linebacker
Lee’s Summit, Mo. Lee’s Summit West HS
BIO: Tyler Boehm was a first team all-state performer at Lee’s Summit West High School … named first team all-conference, all-district and was an honorable mention all-metro performer as a senior … earned first team all-conference and second team all-district accolades as a junior … played for coach Royce Boehm … son of Royce and Teresa Boehm.
5-7 160 Athlete
Kansas City, Mo. Staley HS
BIO: Faizol Bouchard was a four-time all-conference and two-time all-district performer at Staley High School … finished as school’s all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards … had 3,457 all purpose yards and 229 points during career … ranks in school’s top-five in rushing yards, scoring, returns and kicking … voted team captain as a senior … played for coach Fred Bouchard … also earned all-state recognition in track and field … son of Fred and Michelle Bouchard.
6-2 200 Quarterback
Jacksonville, Ill. Jacksonville HS
BIO: Joe Brannan earned honorable mention Class 5A All-State honors at Jacksonville High School … named first team all-conference … two-time KHQA first-team All-Area performer … ranked as the No. 4 quarterback byDeep Dish Football … named academic all-state in 2015 after earning three football and basketball academic all-conference awards … voted team captain and named team’s offensive MVP … member of National English Honor Society and serves as treasurer of National Honors Society … played for coach Mark Grounds … son of Steve and Lea Ann Brannan.
6-1 215 Linebacker
Omaha, Neb. Millard North HS
BIO: Brody Buck was a first team all-state linebacker at Millard North High School … named All-Metro and All-Class All-State by theOmaha World Herald … named to the Lincoln Journal Star’s Super State All-State team … helped lead team to Class A state championship … member of the National Honors Society … lettered in basketball and academics … played for coach Fred Petito … son of Jim and Jayne Buck.
6-0 185 Safety
Lincoln, Neb. Lincoln HS
BIO: Ruon Choul was a two time all-conference and all-city selection at Lincoln High School … was a two-time all-defensive selection … earned the Bill Pfeiff scholarship … was a 2016 Shrine Bowl invitee … played for coach Mark Macke … high school teammate of 2016 signee Aundra Gilbert … son of Nayhnail Powell.
6-6 280 Offensive Line
Scottsbluff, Neb. Scottsbluff HS
BIO: Austin Clarkson was a named a Class B All-State performer by the Omaha World Heraldand the Lincoln Journal Star at Scottsbluff High School … earned all-district honors twice … named All-Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference and All-Western Conference honors … named to the GNAC All-Academic team … named academic all-state in football and basketball … played for coach Joe Benson … son of Darrin and Julie Clarkson.
5-11 182 Defensive Back
Tampa, Fla. Howard W. Blake HS
BIO: Donte Felix-Glover was an all-conference selection at Howard W. Blake High School … made 32 career starts with 122 tackles, 11 interceptions, seven fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles and 47 passes defended … named the Big County Preps E7 Training Camp MVP … ranks third in graduating class … played for coach Adam C. Hill … son of Yvonne Glover and Duane Thomas.
6-3 250 Linebacker
Palmyra, Mo. Palmyra HS
BIO: Matthew Frankenbach was a two-time first team all-state defensive lineman at Palmyra High School … helped lead team to three Class 2 District titles … team was state semifinalists in 2014 and 2015 … was the 2015 KHQA Player of the Year and earned two all-district first-team honors … first team all-conference honors as an offensive and defensive lineman in 2015 and first team defensive lineman in 2014 … two time Quincy Herald Whig All-Area first team performer on the offensive and defensive line … NEMO All-District first team offensive and defensive lineman in 2015 … 2015 Mo Media All-State defensive lineman … played for coach Kevin Miles … placed second in Class 3 in shot put in 2015 after a third place finish in 2014 … two time conference, district and sectional shot put champion … son of Rob and Marie Frankenbach.
6-0 170 Defensive Back
Lincoln, Neb. Lincoln HS
BIO: Aundra Gilbert was a first team All-HAC performer at Lincoln High School … also earned first team all-city honors … voted team captain … played for coach Mark Macke … teammate of Bearcat signee Ruon Chuol … son of Stacee Finnell.
6-0 170 Defensive Back
Omaha, Neb. Omaha Central HS
BIO: Chance Hall was an all-metro and All-Nebraska defensive team honoree at Omaha Central High School … three time letterwinner … voted team captain … earned metro honorable mention accolades as a junior … played for coach Jay Ball … two year basketball letterwinner … voted basketball team captain … named Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands Youth of the Year for 2016 … son of Theresa Patton and Ralph Hall.
6-4 230 Defensive End
Lombard, Ill. Montini Catholic HS
BIO: Tommy Hyland helped lead Montini Catholic High School to a pair of Class 6A state titles and two runner-up finishes … named the Chicago Tribune’s Defensive MVP of the 2015 state title game … led the Chicago Catholic League Green division with 14 sacks … selected to the Illinois Shriners’ All-Star game … lettered in football four times … played for coach Chris Andriano … son of Tom and Jen Hyland.
6-4 220 Quarterback
Bellevue, Neb. Bellevue West HS
BIO: Jadyn Kowalski was named the Gatorade Player of the Year at Bellevue West High School … also garnered Omaha Sports Committee, Huskerland, ITG, Coaches All-Metro and USA Today Nebraska Player of the Year honors … two time all-state selection … set eight Nebraska state records … voted team captain … teammate of Bearcat signee Spencer Sidzyik … played for coach Michael Huffman … son of Rick and Lynelle Kowalski.
6-2 180 Wide Receiver
Omaha, Neb. Omaha North HS
BIO: Grant Martin helped lead Omaha North to a pair of state championships in 2013 and 2014 … named to the Super State All-Defensive team … earned second team all-state on defense in 2014 and 2015 … played for coach Larry Martin … son of Larry and Mari Martin.
6-2 230 Defensive End
Stanberry, Mo. Stanberry R-II HS
BIO: Shelby McMillen helped lead Stanberry High School to the 2015 Missouri State title … named first team all-state three times on the offensive and defensive line and as a kicker four times … was also a three time all-conference and all-district performer on both offensive and defensive lines … earned four all-district and all-conference honors as a kicker … named a KAAN Radio All-Star three times … played for coach Shane Hilton … son of Chris and Randi McMillen.
5-11 160 Defensive Back
Miami, Fla. Hialeah HS
BIO: Jarett Miles played for coach Steve Smith at Hialeah High School … also qualified for state in track and field … son of Jarett Miles.
6-2 260 Defensive Tackle
Sioux City, Iowa Bishop Heelan HS
BIO: Jake Noel was a first team all-state performer at Bishop Heelan High School … also earned first team All-Western Iowa honors and was a first team All-Northwest Iowa performer … garnered all-district and all-metro honors … selected to play in River Battle Bowl and 2016 Iowa Shrine Bowl … three year letter winner … played for coach Jerry Staffen … son of Mike and Kim Noel.
6-2 260 Defensive Tackle
Maryville, Mo. Maryville HS
BIO: Dustin Piper was a two-time all-state performer at Maryville High School … twice earned the St. Joe News Press Defensive Player of the Year honors … three time all-conference and all-district performer … named to the KMZU Football Dream Team … earned KKWK/KMRN All-Star accolades … played for coach Matt Webb … also earned all-district and all-conference honors in baseball … son of Dustin and Jessica Piper.
6-5 260 Defensive End
Waynesville, Mo. Waynesville HS
BIO: Samuel Roberts was a two-time all-state performer at Waynesville High School … earned first team All-SWMO honors as a senior on the defensive line … named first team all-conference honors twice on the defensive line and named to the second team on the offensive line as a senior … earned first team all-district honors as a junior … played for coach Brad Drehle … son of Samuel and Tanya Roberts.
6-4 265 Offensive Line
Buckner, Mo. Fort Osage HS
BIO: Trenton Roller was a first team all-state offensive lineman at Fort Osage High School … helped lead his team to a 2015 state championship … named all-conference, all-district and all-metro honors … played for coach Ryan Schartz … son of Josh and Cheri Roller.
6-0 219 Running Back
Kansas City, Mo. Hogan Prep
BIO: DeRon Rozell was a second team all-state performer at Hogan Preparatory Academy … also earned first team all-district honors … lettered three times in football … played for coach Phil Lascola … also lettered four times in wrestling and twice in track and field … named to the school’s Honor Roll … son of John and Stacy Jackson.
6-3 225 Defensive End
Bellevue, Neb. Bellevue West HS
BIO: Spencer Sidzyik was a second team all-state defensive lineman at Bellevue West High School … also named second team all-metro … teammate of Bearcat signee Jadyn Kowalski … played for coach Michael Huffman … son of Cheryl Zook and Dan Sidzyik.
5-9 165 Wide Receiver
Huntsville, Texas Huntsville HS
BIO: Alec Tatum was a two time first team all-district performer at Huntsville High School … earned all-district honors as both a wide receiver and as a kick returner … lettered three times … earned the program’s 110 percent award twice and garnered Scholar Athlete of the Year Award as a senior … played for coach Rodney Southern … son of Bart and Rachel Tatum.
6-0 180 Defensive Back
Largo, Fla. Largo HS
BIO: Taj Taylor was a first team All-Pinellas County performer at Largo High School … invited to the Florida All-Star game and the Pinellas County All-Star game … played for coach Marcus Paschal … son of Melissa Bonacci and Geary Taylor.
6-4 255 Offensive Line
Council Bluffs, Iowa Lewis Central HS
BIO: Kade Theobald was a first team all-district performer at Lewis Central High School … earned Nonpareil All-City honors and was named to the All-Western Iowa team … earned team’s weightlifting award … also served as team’s long snapper with 100% accuracy on PATs in three years … lettered three times in football … played for coach Jim Duggan … named to school’s honor roll … also participated in basketball, track and baseball at Lewis Central … son of Doug and Candace Theobald.
6-5 220 Defensive End
Dodge City, Kan. Dodge City HS
BIO: Noah Williams was a first team all-conference performer at Dodge City High School … earned honorable mention all-state honors … lettered four times in football … played for coach Dave Foster … named academic all-conference three times … also qualified for state in track and field twice … named all-conference and all-area in basketball … lettered three times in basketball … son of David and Tanya Williams.