Grand Island's Ryker Fyfe is considered to be one of the top signal-callers in the state for the 2012 class. While it appears he is somewhat down on the Huskers' quarterback board, the soon to be senior showed up to the Nebraska Elite Quarterback camp last week.
"I think it well," said Fyfe. "Coach Bech and Coach Pelini both talked to me after the camp. They said they were both very interested in me and will be keeping an eye on me this season."
The Islanders, who finished the year 6-4 overall, will look for Fyfe to take the next step in 2011. As a junior, he threw for almost 1500 yards and 14 touchdowns, allowing only three interceptions.
"I have to get a lot stronger and work on my footwork. I need more consistency there. That is what Coach Beck pointed out to me," said Fyfe who is also being recruited by North Dakota State, South Dakota State, South Dakota, Missouri State, and Ohio.
"I really can't go to any other camps this summer because of my baseball schedule. It will probably hurt my recruitment a bit, but I have to stay loyal to my team."
Fyfe, who also is a talented basketball player, is playing summer legion baseball. At this point, he has a future at the next level on the diamond as well.
"I'm getting some looks from Creighton and UNO. Also my coach says Nebraska is looking at me a little bit," said Fyfe, who is an infielder. "I'm thinking football when it comes to the next level, but I don't know yet."
Grand Island lost in the first round of the state playoffs, falling to Millard West 24-8. Fyfe just managed 111 yards through the air.
The Islanders open with Norfolk on the road August 26th.