At 6-foot-3, 185 pounds, Papillion La Vista wide receiver Bryce Sheard can be a headache for corners. As a junior, he hauled in 48 receptions for 898 yards and 11 touchdowns - en route to a place on the All-Metro second team. Now with his 2011 highlight tape making the rounds, Sheard is starting to get noticed on the college level.
"Iowa State, Tulsa, South Dakota State, Northern Illinois, and Nebraska are the ones I'm hearing from right now," said Sheard. "Nebraska has been sending me some letters to my school, so they are definitely a school I'm looking at. They want me to camp with them, so I will be going over there as well…they have always been one of my favorite schools because I live here."
But what about on the field?
"I will look at the offense they run," said the Nebraska native. "I want them to throw the ball around a bit since I'm a wide receiver, so a spread offense would be nice.
"I can run all the routes, just because I'm tall doesn't mean that I can't go over the middle or just go down field. I can also run outs, anything they need me to do I can do. "
In January, Sheard went to San Antonio, Texas to compete in the US Army Combine. The combine gives prospects the ability to compete with the best talent in the country.
"I did alright, I didn't do as well as I would have liked because I was in the middle of basketball season, so I didn't get time to train for it," said Sheard. "But it was definitely a good experience to compare myself to other players in the nation.
"I believe I stack up well. I definitely went down there and competed with everyone. The one thing that I need to work on is really my straight-line speed. I think I'm good in and out of my breaks, but my forty time could improve."