Yes, fans Neb_Prep and his panel that has been covering Nebraska Prep Sports and activities the past two years has moved. After starting Nebraska Prep Report for the Alliance/Rivals network we have chosen to move to "The Insiders.com" because we feel that we can better serve our site viewers and the Nebraska Student Athlete. You will note some changes but you will be getting the same "inside" information and outlook.
Along with this release, Nebraska Prep (Report) Sports is releasing our Pre-Season Top 10 for the state overall for 2003.
July - Pre-season Nebraska Top 10
1. Omaha Creighton Prep ---- A likely Top 25 nationally challenger. A very balanced team with strong line play and solid backfield.
2. Lincoln Southeast ---------- a power every year in the state of Nebraska and likely Top 25 challenger nationally. Will have to reload but the talent is there for an explosive offense. Zach Copple leads the line play on both sides of the ball.
3. Millard North ----------- big strong back Keith Lloyd and Lineman Seth Olsen both division 1 recruits return, but must find replacement for graduated QB John McCardle. Adam Shada (committed to Iowa as DB) will get first shot at the position. North looks a top 30 to 35 team nationally at the start, but maybe best in Nebraska if they can fill needs. And top 10 nationally.
4. Omaha Central ------- lots of talent every year and this year is no exception. Brandon Gunn RB and Cortney Grixby QB/DB top the list of standout players on the team this year. Would be solid Top 50 team this year nationally.
5. North Platte --------- Super State RB/DB Danny Woodhead returns for senior season. The team has the potential to be as good as past couple of years the question will be answered by a talented group of underclassmen .... Top 50 nationally is possible.
6. Omaha Westside ---- a team looking to get the respect of others in the state. Solid line play, strong fundamentally coached team. May surprize many (including us).
7. Papillion LaVista ------ Nebraska QB recruit Alan Evridge leads the team. But this is a team that can move up and down all season. Concern is with consistency and not talent.
8. Lincoln High ------ can they maintain the focus and direction of the program with more attention and pressure being on them.
9. Ralston -- Should lead Class B this year Mike Huff lineman is a division 1 recruit. Solid group of skill people return the coaches will need to get them on the field and let them perform.
10. McCook ---- will challenge in class B has LB/K Trent Lyons returning but must replace several key players. Linebacking group could be strongest in Class B.
That is a look at the Nebraska High School football outlook in early July. Now we must follow the open enrollment changes and where the sophomores have decided to enroll and how they fit with the other team members.
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