Things going good for Wheeler

One of the more intriguing players in the state of Nebraska in 2011 is Ryan Wheeler. Wheeler is a standout lineman, on both sides of the ball, for Omaha (Nebr.) Millard North and is actually getting looks to play both sides of the ball at the next level. Wheeler has a great motor on the field and he is planning on camping at Nebraska in June.

Ryan Wheeler is a 6-foot-4 and 245-pound two-way lineman for Omaha (Nebr.) Millard North. Wheeler has seen a couple of schools so far at his high school and has fielded some calls through the evaluation process.

"Things are going good," Wheeler said. "Nebraska and North Dakota have been by the school. I have spoken to South Dakota and North Dakota as well."

Wheeler is one of those players that with just 15-20 pounds could be a nice base end or with another 45-50 pounds could be a very athletic offensive linemen.

"Some coaches are coming to me and saying offensive line and others are saying defensive end. I would play either one. I don't care which one they want me for."

There are three schools that have hosted Wheeler already this spring, one school twice, but when June comes around Wheeler will be busy with summer camps.

"I went Nebraska's junior day and their spring game. I also went to the Kansas and Kansas State spring games. I am done with the visits until summer and camps start up.

"I am going to go to camp at Iowa, Iowa State, Nebraska, Kansas, Kansas State, North Dakota and South Dakota. Just places like that and in the general area."

There isn't any quit in Wheeler. He goes hard every play, offense or defense, and that makes him a leader. He leads by example on the field through his effort.

"I go as hard as I can every play. I just don't take a play off. I also try and motivate my team to do the same. I just try to lead my team mates by example.

"I like to pull as an offensive lineman and I can reach blocks on the second level. As a defensive end at the nine technique I like to shoot inside, get in the backfield and make tackles."

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