Dan Gorski will lead Creighton this fall

After splitting starts and snaps with an upper-classman last year Dan Gorski is ready to lead the Creighton High Blue Jays this fall. Gorski will lead a team loaded with talent.

Last year the Creighton Prep Blue Jays of Omaha, Neb. finished 12-1 losing in the state championship to Millard North. Millard North had four players that signed Division I letters of intent. This year could be Creighton's year to place the most players in the state into Division I football.

Last year Dan Gorski alternated every two series with an upper-classman. Towards the end of the season though Gorski was getting more and more snaps, series and was actually alternating starts.

The 6-foot-4 and 202 pound senior-to-be last season put up good numbers for taking what he said ended up to be less than half of the season's snaps. He was 36 for 80 with four touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed for 125 yards, averaging over five yards a carry and had eight more scores.

Gorski is not a product that people in Nebraska are used to seeing. Gorski is a true pocket passing quarterback. Although people aren't used to seeing a pocket passer it may be what the doctor ordered for the changes taking place in Lincoln.

"With the change in the offense in Lincoln we are going to be changing things up a bit with our offense," Gorski said. "That is fine by me. Last year we did a lot of power running."

"I'm a pocket quarterback and I have good size and good strength. Most of the passes we threw last year were off of play-action."

To this point Nebraska has been sending Dan the most mail. He also has been seeing mail come in from Kansas, Harvard, Yale, Duke and just received a hand-written letter from Texas.

"I sent out a highlight DVD to about 20 different schools. I am starting to see some reaction to that. The Texas quarterback coach, Greg Davis, said that he was impressed and they want me to come down there to a camp so they can see me in person."

Gorski's GPA and test scores leave no questions about his eligibility. Harvard, Yale and Duke are no flukes to be receiving letters from.

"I carry a 4.0 GPA. I took the ACT and scored a 32. I also took the SAT last year as a junior and scored a 1310. I am going to re-take it to try and do better."

While there is little room for improvement in the classroom this summer Gorski has made some plans to try and improve his football skills. He has been invited to an interesting camp or two already.

"I was invited to an Elite quarterback camp in Lincoln this summer. It's from June 21-23. The coaches invited me to that. I was also invited to the EA Elite 11 Regional camp. That's on May 16."

"I will be attending three one-day camps in June at Missouri, Kansas and Iowa. I will also be attending a three day camp at Notre Dame and the Nike Camp at Ohio State."

This past weekend Dan was in Lincoln to check out The Cornhuskers. He was able to meet with the coaches, watch practice and was able to partake in some other activities.

"They had a question session with a couple of the players for us. We also spoke with the Athletic Director, Steve Pederson, and the new head coach Bill Callahan. We also got to meet the regional recruiter Scott Downing. I also met with the position coach John Norvell."

Bryan Munson can be contacted at NURules@comcast.net.

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