North Star WR Looking to Improve Stock

North Star wide receiver Noah Housh is looking to improve his stock this next season, and has a plan to get it done.

After recording just 15 catches last year for Lincoln North Star, senior to be wide receiver Noah Housh is ready for a busy spring and summer – full of camps and combines to promote his game to colleges.

"I want to play D-1 football," said Housh. "Hopefully teams start to look at me a little more. I'm going to go to camps, hit the Blue-Gray combine at the end of April, and just go to as many places as I can this summer to get my name out there."

Two weeks ago, he attended Nebraska's junior day, after what he says was a surprising invite to the event. Both of Housh's parents are professors at the school and he isn't shy to share how great it would be to continue his career in Lincoln.

"I would definitely go there if they offered me," said the junior. "I have always dreamed about going to Nebraska ever since I was a little kid…I will be at their first camp this summer."

Housh, who has also gained interest from teams like Princeton and South Dakota State, was one of only two wide receivers at junior day, allowing him to have plenty of time to talk with Nebraska wide receivers coach Rich Fisher.

A multi-sport athlete, the 2013 prospect is hoping his production from last year goes up. North Star started just a sophomore at quarterback (Brooks Bolles) last season and had talented running back Mike Minter getting his fair share of touches.

"Our coaches said because of Brooks experience, we couldn't throw as much," said Housh, who stands 6-foot-4, 205 pounds. "He played freshman ball as a freshman and started varsity as a sophomore. But, he's been working hard in the weight room. He can throw the ball 65 yards, he's got ridiculous arm strength, and the accuracy is coming.

"We ran the ball a lot, because Michael (Minter) was such a big addition to our offense. Our line has gotten a lot better with pass protection this offseason, so we are going to try to throw the ball more."

The North Star coaching staff echoed the Navigators offensive plan.

"We hope to get Noah a few more balls thrown his way," said head coach Mark Waller. "I think stats are sometimes overrated, but we expect his catches and yards after the catch to go up this season.

"One thing that we are really happy with Noah, that's getting noticed by colleges, is his ability to block on the perimeter.

"Noah started as a sophomore and made great strides. We saw a lot of development between his sophomore and junior year, and we hopefully see it again."

Housh recorded four touchdowns despite just 15 catches last year.

The Navigators' boys basketball team will play in the state tourney this week. A lead contributor on the squad, Housh had 16 points in the A-4 district final over Bellevue West last Tuesday.

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & Scout.com since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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