When the threat of no high school football was looming in Nebraska due to COVID-19, there were a lot of immediate consequences that came to mind. One was how much it could set back prospects hoping to get in front of colleges.
Having the season is so important to a player like Papillon-La Vista 2022 wide receiver Tyson Money.
“It’s been pretty important because last year I didn’t have any film to help me out,” Money told Hail Varsity. “So, I was really counting on having a good schedule and teams to play this year. With COVID I was hoping we’d have a full year of football which we are so far. I’m praying that it keeps going because we have the playoffs coming up.”
Like many other prospects, Money wasn’t able to go to a lot of camps over the summer like he had hoped he would be able to. He instead trained all summer at the Warren Academy, which is run by former Husker Steve Warren. Money credits his time training there for what helped him get off to a fast start personally this season.
The summer also showed him what it takes to raise his game to face top competition.
“We all push each other to see who was good the best each drill,” Money said. “We also had a tournament in Chicago, which also helped us all get a feel for what other competition is like. Not just going against guys from around the area.”
Money is on the same seven-on-seven team as Husker commit Koby Bretz. They played well during that tournament in Chicago. Their only losses coming to Fast Houston, which is a powerhouse seven-on-seven team.
Money is hearing from Wyoming a lot in his recruitment so far. Northern Illinois, South Dakota State and North Dakota State have also expressed interest. His first two games of film sparked interest from Liberty as well. He is also in contact with Nebraska and has heard from Director of Player Personnel Sean Dillon often.
“Sean is great,” Money said. “Every time I talk to him, we talk about how my games are going and how practice is going. Then me and him just talk about NFL football and college football. His favorite team is the Bears and mine is the Packers. Me and him have a little beef going on right now, it’s funny.”
Money is a big NFL fan. Packers wideout Davante Adams and Browns star Odell Beckham Jr. are his two favorite players. Watching those two perform gives him inspiration on what he needs to work on in his game.
“My footwork and route running abilities,” Money said. “Also, being able to read all coverages. I can read most coverages but I need to be able to read all coverages. I feel like if I want to play at the top level I need to do that. Speed of course, I always want to get faster.”
Money continues to garner attention in recruiting circles. He is evaluating all of his options. He said that he is really looking for a good bond with a coaching staff and will be paying attention to how they treat players. He also wants to be pushed to be better at the next level.
Money is definitely a player to watch over the next year. The 2022 prospects in Nebraska will be strong. That continues the trend we have seen around the state in recent years.