May 30, 2012

Shrine Bowl: North team 'Hot 11'

LINCOLN, Neb. - The 2012 Nebraska Shrine Bowl will kick-off Saturday at 1:30 pm inside Memorial Stadium. was at the North team's practice on Wednesday at Nebraska Wesleyan University. recruiting expert and former Nebraska recruiting assistant and director of Iowa Western C.C. recruiting Nate Clouse gave his analysis on the North roster. In all, 10 different players for the North will play Division I or FCS football.

Jordan Brichacek OL, 6-5, 245, Howells

Jordan Brichacek is an intriguing offensive line prospect. He has an excellent frame and moves quite well for a tall, big kid. He displayed good feet and the ability to operate in space today. He even lined up at some defensive end for the North squad.
Cole Chvatal, RB/WR, 5-11, 190, Wahoo Bishop Neuman

Cole Chvatal put his overall athleticism on display today. He displayed great hands as he made several impressive catches as a slot receiver. He also showed nice burst and the ability to return kicks for the North squad. Chvatal could cause some problems for the South team if he gets the ball in the open field.

Drew Farlee, K, 6-1, 175, Norfolk Catholic

Kickers can be an underrated position in an all-star game but no one should look past Drew Farlee. He was easily hitting field goals from 40 yards out today that had 10 yards or more to spare. Farlee is also solid on his kick-offs but field goal kicking his definitely his specialty. If the game comes down to him making a long field goal I have to like the North's chances there.
Sam Foltz, WR/P, 6-2, 185, Grand Island

In my opinion, Sam Foltz could be the most interesting player on the North squad. He runs good routes as a receiver and was very fluid getting in and out of his breaks. He also showed off his hands and ability to run after the catch on more than one occasion. With his size and abilities he could project to either side of the ball on the next level as he walks on at Nebraska. Maybe the most interesting thing about him though is his ability to punt. He was turning over 60 yard punts like it was his job Wednesday and it was impressive.
Ryker Fyfe, QB, 6-5, 205, Grand Island

Ryker Fyfe give the North squad plenty of versatility from the quarterback position. He showed time and time again that he has an accurate arm whether he is in the pocket or on the move. I was impressed by how quick his release was as Fyfe can really get the ball out quickly and spin it. He is surprisingly mobile for a quarterback of his size as well.

Terry Grigsby, WR, 6-2, 185, Omaha North

Terry Grigsby provides the North squad with another talented skill positional player. He's a big target for Fyfe and showed the ability to stretch the field today. Grigsby is a smooth runner and can get up to full speed in no time. He could cause problems for the South if they allow him to get behind the secondary.

Mitch McCann, LB, 6-2, 220, Omaha Burke

Mitch McCann brings a physical presence to a North squad that is loaded with skill players. McCann runs well and takes good angles of pursuit from his linebacker position. He is a thumper in the middle too and has no problem putting his hat on somebody as they come through the hole.

Graham Nabity, RB, 6-0, 200, Elkhorn

Graham Nabity showed off his power run game today. He hits the hole hard and runs behind his pads very well. His overall physical nature will prove to be beneficial in the short yardage run game as either a blocker or a runner for the North squad. Also, don't discount his ability to be an every down back as he is in very good shape and could wear down a large South team.

Jordan Nelson, RB, 5-9, 185, Omaha Burke

Jordan Nelson would definitely be the lightning to Nabity's thunder as far as the North's run game is concerned. Nelson has outstanding burst and lateral quickness to go along with his great speed. He could cause a lot of problems for any defender if he is allowed to get the ball out in space.

Jake Schany, LB, 6-2, 210, Blair

Jake Schany may not be the most flashy player on the field for the North squad but he is the model of consistency. He is a tall rangy linebacker who seems to always be around the ball. He takes to coaching well and should leave his mark as one of the top defensive standouts on the North squad.

Dagan Worton, ATH, 5-11, 195, Lincoln High

Dagan Worton could end up be a wildcard player for the North squad that makes a positive impact on the game. Worton is a great athlete that has a good combination of size and speed. He is another talented skill player that the North can use as a weapon in any phase of the game. Look for Worton contribute in several different areas during the game this Saturday.

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