Nebraska Football Commit Defensive Back Koby Bretz
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How Husker Commits Fared in a Wild Season of High School Football

November 28, 2020

It was a different senior year of high school for Nebraska’s commits this season. Many didn’t know whether or not they’d even have a season. Once they did find out there seasons were good, they were much different than normal.

Despite it all, how did the Husker commits perform this season?

Let’s take a look.

Defensive Back Koby Bretz

The Westside Warrior is fresh off winning a Class A state championship in Nebraska. The Warriors capped a 12-0 season by beating Elkhorn South 37-21. Bretz made impact plays for his team each time I saw him play. He finished the season with 55 tackles, five pass breakups and three interceptions with one being returned for a touchdown.

Defensive Back Marques Buford

The talented prep school athlete hasn’t played a regular season game. His team has had a couple scrimmages but there has been no stats reported.

Tight End James Carnie

Carnie was one of the breakout players in the state of Nebraska this season. He benefitted greatly from a football season being played. His Norris team finished the season with an 8-3 record. He racked up 39 catches for 637 yards and 11 touchdowns on the season.

Running Back Gabe Ervin

The lone running back commit in the class, Ervin is having a nice season down in Georgia. Ervin has 97 carries for 678 yards and 12 touchdowns on the season. Buford High School just won its first-round playoff game 48-0.

Tight End Thomas Fidone

I saw Fidone play several times and he lived up to everything that is said about him. Fidone is a tremendous prospect that can change the look of any offense. He had 43 catches for 845 yards and 10 touchdowns on the season. He team lost twice this season but both losses were to Harlan.

Quarterback Heinrich Haarberg

There were a lot of eyes on the in-state quarterback commit. Haarberg had a nice season for Kearney Catholic. The dual-threat signal-caller threw for 1,857 yards and 19 touchdowns with seven interceptions. He also used his legs well running for 556 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Wide Receiver Shawn Hardy

The wideout was productive for Camden County this season. He finished the year with 29 catches for 446 yards and three touchdowns. His team finished with a 5-5 record on the season.

Linebacker Randolph Kpai

Kpai is quietly one of the better players in this entire recruiting class. His play has gotten better each season in high school and he has a bright future. On the season, he had 79 tackles, 9.5 for loss, four sacks, three forced fumbles and four interceptions. Two of those interceptions were returned for touchdowns.

Offensive Lineman Henry Lutovsky

Lutovsky’s school finished with a 3-4 record this season. It’s tough to have any real stats for linemen so enjoy these clips of Lutovsky pancaking players.

Linebacker Seth Malcom

Malcom’s team made it to the state championship game but finished as the runner-up. When I saw him play for his 8-man team, I was impressed with his ability to do everything for his team including being a sideline-to-sideline linebacker. One defense he had 115 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and an interception. He also had 1,606 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns.

Wide Receiver Latrell Neville

Neville hasn’t been able to play as much as he’d like this season. He’s been in and out of the lineup with injuries, most notably having to spend time in the concussion protocol. Still he’s put up 16 receptions for 160 yards and five touchdowns in limited action.

Offensive Lineman Teddy Prochazka

Prochazka led his team on a great run to the state championship game this season. They came up short but finished with a 10-2 record. Prochazka has a very high ceiling at the next level. Watching his college career unfold will be something.

Defensive Back Malik Williams

The Buford standout doesn’t seem to get targeted very much on Friday nights. He has 10 total tackles on the season and four pass breakups. His team which also features running back commit Gabe Ervin is one of the favorites to win a state title.

Offensive Lineman Branson Yager

Yager is one of the more intriguing commits for Nebraska this season. He’s a mountain of a prospect standing at 6-foot-8, 330 pounds while being tucked away in Utah. His Grantsville team finished with a 7-6 record this season.

 

I was unable to find stats for Mikai Gbayor, Kamonte Grimes and AJ Rollins. Gbayor and Grimes and leading their teams to deep playoff runs currently. Creighton Prep got better as the season went along but finished the season with a 6-3 record.

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