Blue Spring (MO) Wildcats football team is already well known for producing state football championships such as last years, as well as D1 football prospects such as Dalvin Warmack and Elijah Lee, both of whom has already committed to Kansas State.
A third prospect on the Wildcats picked up his first big offer last Friday, and it looks like several more are on the horizon next month.
I spoke with 2014 Blue Springs S/LB prospect Kaleb Prewett 6'2" 200 4.4 forty, 37" vertical, 4.14 shuttle time, following him receiving his offer from Northern Illinois.
"They have been recruiting me for awhile now," said Prewett. "I went there for a visit back in January or February. Then on Friday I had a message on Facebook from Coach Kane to call Coach Carey. I did and he offered me and said they want me to come play football for them."
The talented safety prospect was very happy to have received the good news.
"I was really excited to have such a great opportunity given to me by Coach Carey. They have a great program, really nice facilities, and it doesn't hurt that they have won back-to-back MAC championships," he said.
Prewett, who recorded 74 tackles along with 2 picks, 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 9 passes defended and 10.5 tackles for loss, was named first team All-Conference.
He had previously picked up and offer from South Dakota State, and is hearing from several other schools who may be close to offering him.
"I spoke with Iowa's coach Woods who recruits the area today. He said that they like my size and physical appearance and what they saw on my film. They want me to come to camp with them. ……..I also just got off the phone with Coach Miller from Kansas State. He saw a film of me dunking the ball on my Facebook page and showed it to the defensive coaches and said they are really impressed with me. They want me to come camp with them on the 15th. With Dal and Elijah being my best friends, I like the thought of being able to play with them in college……….. I spoke with Coach Mitchell from KU and he said I am a great player and that if I come to their camp that great things will come my way…….. I talk to Tulsa a lot. I took a visit there a while back and it was real good. They are changing conferences and I think it will be good for them. I will be camping there," said Prewett.
A school Prewett failed to mention was Missouri. So, I asked his thoughts on the Tigers and if they were a school that could possibly be in the mix?
"Coach Hill from Missouri has been by my school to see Dalvin and Elijah about, but I have never really spoken with him. I have gotten some mail from Mizzou though. I think Mizzou would be a great place to play. I love that they are in the SEC and will be successful. It's close to home and my family could come see me play. However, they haven't shown any interest."
Playing close to home is something that really interests Prewett.
"First thing is academics. Finding a good school that I can get my degree. Second would be family. How you feel with your teammates and coaches. Also, playing somewhere that my family can come and see me play. I am very close with my family, so that is important," he said.
Depending on what other offers come in, he could make up his mind sooner rather then later.
"I would like to have a decision made before this season starts. I would like to get it out of the way so that I can focus on my season and winning another state championship.
Kaleb has played basketball and run track at Blue Springs. He ran a 10.88 in the 100 meters before injuring his leg and deciding to rest up for football this summer. His 4.4 forty time was run during testing yesterday at his school. He self reports a bench press max of 320 pounds and a power clean clean of 310. He scored a 21 on his first try of his ACT test.