Top WR prospect lists his favorites

The son of former Nebraska WR Ricky Simmons, Lincoln North Star high school's Tyler Bullock is quickly becoming one of the top Wide Receiver prospects in the midlands region this year.

Returning from the Nebraska camp yesterday where he weighed in at just a hair over 6-foot and 180 pounds, Tyler Bullock says he consistently runs a 4.5 forty and is looking to continue playing wide receiver at the next level.

"Right now I think Wide Receiver is my best position. I mean I could put on some more weight and maybe make the jump to another spot like tight end but wide receiver is where everyone is recruiting my to play," Bullock told KStateFans.

In his junior season, Bullock had 571 yards receiving, averaging out to 18 yards per carry and scored 7 touchdowns. The Lincoln North Star prospect is also a force in the classroom carrying a 3.7 GPA. He was named to Lincoln's All-City team and was honorable mention for the All-State team.

Having tripped to the Elite Camp in Kansas early this year, Bullock, who was offered first by Kansas State, says the Cats are on of his favorites right now.

"You know K-State was the first team to offer me and that means something. I mean I am not going to say that it is all about that but it does mean something to me that they were the first team to offer me," said Bullock.

Having just got back from the Nebraska camp, Tyler says that while there is some pressure to stay in-state, he will go wherever it is that makes him feel the most comfortable.

"I know that there is a lot of pressure sometimes here (State of Nebraska) to stay and play your ball here but I need to go wherever I feel the most comfortable. I know Nebraska very well and they are one of my favorites right now too but I am going to go where I feel the most comfortable with the players and the coaches. That is really what I am looking to find. I am not sure I am going to take all my visits, I know Nebraska really well so I am not going to take a trip there. I will schedule some trips probably to Iowa and Kansas State and just try and take a look and compare. "

In terms of recruiting, Bullock says that Coach Del Miller and Kansas State are recruiting him the hardest.

"Kansas State is recruiting me the hardest. Coach Miller was one of the first coaches to give me a call the day coaches could call again and he has kept in contact with me and just let me know how much they would like me to play for them," said Tyler.

A versatile athlete, Bullock who also plays basketball says he will at least try to take a trip to Iowa to take in one of their camps and much will revolve around his schedule.

"Well I play basketball and right now depending on what AAU and some of the tourney's there, I am going to try and take in some more camps. Iowa is one that I want to make it to but I am not sure if I will be able really to go anywhere based on basketball and how that ties things up," said Bullock.

With decent size and good speed, it is his hands this WR says that are his best attribute.

"Really it is my hands, I can catch anything thrown to me and I just try and go up and get everything. Me and Derrick Russell (Omaha Central) were at the camp today and we just kind of were doing our own mini-camp. Throwing the ball to each other and right now in looking at others at my level, I think my hands really set me apart," said Bullock.

Although he has not officially set any visits yet, Bullock says he does have a list of schools that he wants to visit and are leading for his signature.

"Right now I would say my top schools are Kansas State, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas. Those are my top four schools right now and the ones I am mainly looking at."

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