For most colleges, finding a quality Center to anchor the offensive line is a must, but very difficult.
This is one reason why St. Louis (MO) CBC OC Andrew Ness 6'4" 292lbs is seeing his stock rise among colleges across the Midwest.
The other is the very good potential Ness displays at the position for his Cadets at CBC.
"Andrew is open minded regarding schools at the moment." said Andrew's father David Ness in a recent conversation. " We are trying to get it worked out to go up to Missouri for a spring practice here soon."
The younger Ness is a very talented long snapped in the shotgun on offense and for special teams. He has long arms, quick feet and is equally adept at run and pass blocking.
He is also a very good athlete for his size and young age. Andrew is currently only still 16 years old.
" I wrestled this year.This was my first but I did pretty well. "said Andrew Ness who recorded 22 wins as a junior while making 2nd team All-MCC wrestling squad. "It was a good experience and I use a lot of what I do on the football field with it."
Ness, who was All-Conference 1st team in football and also competes in track hasn't made a complete list of schools he likes, is just getting started with his recruitment. He really did not limit himself to a list of schools.
"I like Wisconsin and Rice. I am open to hearing from all schools and seeing what they have to offer."
Colleges have taken notice and his is a name on the rise.