Acceleration. Control to handle any turns. And, of course, speed. This year’s Super Six was tough to pick — the caliber of high school football talent in Nebraska is improving, especially in Omaha and its suburbs — but as the players stood next to classic cars a stone’s throw from the Missouri River, one thing stood out: Those six could fit in any state, anytime.
Kearney Catholic quarterback Heinrich Haarberg — headed to Nebraska — has the size 6-foot-5, 210 pounds and skills that jump off the highlight film. It earned him several scholarship offers despite the coronavirus limiting his camp exposure. Bellevue West receiver Keagan Johnson — committed to Iowa — packs precision, quickness and a little nasty into a receiver package that will also be used as a running back for the state’s top program.
Omaha Creighton Prep tight end AJ Rollins, completing the transition from basketball to football, has the prototypical athleticism and size of a college star. Omaha Westside cornerback Avante Dickerson, bound for Minnesota, is as fast as any player in the Midwest. Elkhorn South offensive tackle Teddy Prochazka, one of Nebraska’s best peer recruiters, is a man mountain at 6-9 who attracted nationwide attention and gained 20 pounds of muscle while maintaining a 30-inch vertical leap.