Stick gets time with Beck

Creighton Prep quarterback Easton Stick, arguably the top signal-caller in the state of Nebraska for 2014, checked out the Huskers' junior day in late January.

After throwing for over 2,000 yards in 2012, Creighton Prep (NE) junior quarterback Easton Stick has gotten the attention of multiple D-1 teams across the Midwest.

The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder has heard from Nebraska, Iowa State, Ohio, Northwestern, Purdue, Tulsa, and Michigan State – visiting Ames and Lincoln for games this past fall.

A couple weeks ago, Stick was back in Lincoln for the Huskers' junior day. A special opportunity considering the situation.

"I was able to have a 1-on-1 meeting with Coach Beck for a while and we were able to really sit down and breakdown my film," said Stick. "Because the junior day was an invite only and I was the only quarterback there, it definitely made it special.

"The 1-on-1 time was great. We worked on a lot of stuff in there and he told me what he saw and what I needed to work on...He said that I was a really good runner – but I needed to keep working on my speed. He said guys are just going to keep getting faster the higher level I play."

A true dual-threat, Stick (4.67 forty), rushed for 515 yards last season, finding the end zone 14 times. Sporting a 60 percent completion rate with another 16 passing touchdowns, the 2014 prospect might be the biggest offensive threat in the state.

"I'm a competitor, so sometimes it's scary running around making plays," said Stick. "I think I'm a good leader and am able to make plays with my feet. I can keep plays going and am pretty good at throwing on the run.

"Coach Beck noticed some things with my hips and feet to work on, to have a bigger impact with accuracy. He said that he likes the velocity that I have."

Stick has plans to also visit Tulsa in the near future and reportedly visited South Dakota State last weekend. In addition to his time with Beck, the junior was able to see much of Nebraska's campus in late January.

"It was really cool. We got pretty in-depth with the academic center and life skills center. It was nice to see their plan and how they set up schedules. They really prepare you for life after football," said Stick. "We took a ride around campus and they showed us some of the academic centers. We then saw the weight room, training center and some of the rest of the football facilities. It was really nice."

The Jays finished 8-4 last season, losing to state runner-up Omaha North in the playoffs. With Stick returning in 2013, Creighton Prep is geared for a state title run.

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