Fyfe and Foltz visit Nebraska

Big Red Report magazine released some recent in-state recruiting rankings and had Ryker Fyfe pegged as the #2 quarterback in the state behind Tay Bender. One of the reasons Fyfe has lived up to expectations this year is because of some solid receivers. One of those receivers, Sam Foltz, was with Fyfe this weekend in Lincoln for the UT-Chattanooga game.

Ryker Fyfe and Sam Foltz from Grand Island (Nebr.) hooked up on a touchdown throw and catch on Friday night. On Saturday the duo went to Lincoln to check out the Huskers season opener.

"I was in Lincoln this past weekend," Fyfe said. "I was there for the Nebraska football game on Saturday. It was set up so it was really fun.

"It was really a cool experience to take part in that and see that as a visitor. The whole experience there was really great."

Fyfe said that one thing that stood out this past weekend was the Nebraska offense. In particular he said that number of times that the option play was run was a bit surprising.

"I watched the offense and saw them running the option. I hadn't seen that in a while. Last year they really just had quarterback runs, which I can do, but I am more of a thrower.

"I do throw the ball first and run second, but I can run. I would say that I am more of a pro-style quarterback than option quarterback. We'll have to see what happens. You never know."

The fact that the Husker offense has changed might be to Nebraska's disadvantage. Fyfe admits that the way that the offensive plays were called has him thinking.

"It had me thinking. Everything else was great. I saw Taylor Martinez running with the football every play and it may not fit me. I need to talk to Coach Tim Beck about that."

Fyfe has been red hot for Grand Island. Fyfe, tabbed the #2 quarterback in the state by Big Red Report might be pushing Tay Bender for #1 consideration after just two weeks. Fyfe credits everyone around him for his success.

"I think that I have the best receivers in the state, I have the most speed around me and my line is doing a great job blocking for me. It was just a year of hard work for all of us. It's been great play calling too."

It was a short night for Fyfe, but that was because Grand Island got out to a large lead in the first quarterback. Still, Fyfe had a 100% completion percentage and half of his completed passes went for scores. He also had one rush for 42 yards.

"I am not sure what all of my numbers are, but against Omaha (Nebr.) Bryan, I was 8-for-8 for over 120 yards and four touchdowns. I was pulled at the end of the first quarter because we were up 35-0."

Fyfe said that recruiting has been picking up. There have been three mainstays when it comes to communicating with him. But, he said that there has been some new interest as well.

"I am talking to Nebraska, South Dakota State, North Dakota State and Northern Iowa has started to talk to me a little more. I am going to South Dakota State on October 22nd."

Fyfe was there with one of the four different receivers that caught touchdown passes on Friday night from him. He said that Nebraska has been interested in his team mate as well.

"Sam Foltz was there with me this weekend. He plays wide receiver, but Nebraska is recruiting him as a punter and a defensive back. They are talking to him a lot too."

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for nine years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 11 years. His work can also be seen in Scout.com's SuperPrep Magazine.
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