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So much recruiting now happens early in the high school careers of players. Oftentimes we hear about prospects all the way from their sophomore years to senior year. It’s becoming rarer that a prospect comes onto the radar during his senior season. Bennington running back Dylan Mostek is one of those prospects. He put together a big senior season to get on the radar. That’s actually underselling how good Mostek’s season was.
Mostek finished the year with 3,090 rushing yards and 44 touchdowns. He broke the single-season record for rushing yards for 11-man football in Nebraska. That is getting him noticed by colleges. He’s had talks with Nebraska, North Dakota State, Wayne State and Northwest Missouri State. Mostek credits both his great season and team success as the reasons why teams are looking at him.
The Huskers started reaching out to Mostek around the time of the Class B state playoffs semifinals. Mostek has talked a lot with director of high school relations Kenny Wilhite. Mostek was invited to come to the game against Iowa.
“Oh, I was really excited,” Mostek said. “I really wanted to go down there because I grew up not very far from the stadium and I’ve always loved Nebraska. It was just a great opportunity to go down and just see what it was like.”
While Mostek was in Lincoln he got to have breakfast with the other recruits and his family. They all hung out and played games while getting to know the other recruits. When that was over he got to head to the sidelines to watch the team warm up. He watched the game in a section with other recruits. It was Mostek’s first time in Lincoln as a recruit. That experience was definitely different for him to see things up close and personel.
“You never get to see like them warm up and just how excited they are to play and how much of a passion they play with,” Mostek said. “I think that’s cool. When I play with guys in high school, they have a passion too. I guess it doesn’t really change that much from college, which I think is nice because I like guys that just play hard and just love to play for their team.”
Mostek initially thought he would compete in track in college. He runs the 100m, 200m, does long jump, triple jump and four by one relay. That thought process has shifted during the season as he’s leaning more toward football now. He’s still undecided but wants to see what best fits him after going on more visits. The Huskers have yet to offer a preferred walk-on opportunity but it’s something Bennington star would consider.
“Oh yeah, that would definitely be an option for me,” he said. “I’ll definitely look into that more because that’d just be a great opportunity for me.”
The Huskers will be taking a smaller walk on class this cycle. The numbers are tighter this year but the Huskers are looking for talented players. Mostek would be an intriguing player for Nebraska to bring into the program to develop.
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Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.