Varsity Preps

Spotlight on Midwest Top Prospect Camp

In its second year, Preps2Prospects returned to Southeast Kansas to host its annual Midwest Top Prospect Camp. Although the camp is not headlined with 5-star athletes,better yet it serves its purpose to give under-the-radar athletes the opportunity to compete and gain exposure. However, there were several college prospects on hand and we’ll recognize them.

LB Tim Foster

OVERALL MVP:
DE/LB Tim Foster | Pleasant Grove, AL | c/o2015
Foster dominated the day in 1on1s as DE and had a pick six as a LB. The Junior-to-be is hearing from Alabama, Florida, North, South Alabama and invited to attend Georgia for camp.

QB MVP:
Tanner Eikenbary | Piper, KS | c/o 2014
Eikenbary a 6’1 180lb quarterback displayed great athleticism and arm strength during the day. He posted a 4.6(forty) with a 2.5 (20Split) and displayed his explosiveness in the broad jump with a 9ft 9in. effort.

RB MVP:
David Graves | Liberty, MO | c/o 2014
Graves displayed good speed running a 4.50 in the forty against the wind. The 5’8 180 running back also displayed great catching ability out of the backfield.

OL MVP:
Tyler Stiff | Liberty, MO | c/o 2014
Stiff is a big body at 6’3 300 and displayed great footwork & speed (5.5forty 3.0split) for an interior lineman. He was dominant in 1on1s on both sides of the ball and is a definite Division One prospect.

WR MVP:
Denton Branscom | Buhler, KS | c/o 2014
Branscom had the most to prove by coming back from an injury that sidelined him last year. He didn’t disappoint either, catching everything thrown to him and displayed great route running during 1on1s.

TE MVP:
Zach Deleon | Blue Valley, KS | c/o 2014
Zach is a big target at 6’5 for quarterbacks and has soft hands matched with good route running to make him a threat to opposing linebackers and safeties. He is also starting to hear from a number of Division Two programs and has plans to camp at Kansas, Iowa State and Kansas State.

DL MVP:
Logan Powell | Gardner-Edgarton, KS | c/o 2014
A solid prospect with good size and strength to play at the next level. He also displayed good pass rushing ability using his strength to to bull rush offensive lineman.

LB MVP:
Colton Beebe | Piper, KS | c/o 2015
Beebe is a young promising prospect that would perform well at any combine in the nation. He has great size to play the middle of a defense and decent enough speed to cover backs and tight ends. He roughed up receivers coming across the middle and it’s evident that he is a big time run stopper. He is currently hearing from almost every Big12 program and has a busy camp schedule.

DB MVP:
DeSean Washington | Maize South, KS | c/o 2014
Washington is a gritty defensive back and was often to physical at times during 1on1 drills. He imposed his will on most of the receivers by rerouting them and utilizing great ball skills for a corner. It’s expected for a number of Division Two programs to jump on Washington’s bandwagon this fall.

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Players To Watch
ATH Paul Berry Jr of Turner High in Kansas City, KS is a do-it-all type of player. He is a dual-threat quarterback that will excel in a read-option offense that college offensive coordinators covet. He can also play on the defensive side of the ball at Outside Linebacker or Strong Safety. Berry is an explosive athlete and displayed it in the broad jump posting a 10ft 3in measurement.

Cole Holloway of Tonganoxie High School is a shifty running back and has the ability to finish runs. As a junior he rushed for 1200 yards and 10 touchdowns. Holloway posted a 4.60 at the combine.

Derrick Gibbs of Schlagle High School in Kansas City, KS is a little undersized to play DE at the division one level, but could easily make the transition to outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense. He displayed great pass rushing ability by using his speed and elusive movement to get past offensive lineman in 1on1s.

Ryan Rakestraw of Southeast High School in Cherokee, KS doesn’t come from a big time program that college coaches would recognize, but don’t let that fool you. Rakestraw is a explosive athlete 10ft 4″ broad jump that got scratched) and projects to play at the division two level and would be a steal for a NAIA program.

Derrick Gibbs DE

Young Prospects
2015 OL Jonathan Ortiz (6’6 275) – Piper High School (Kansas City,KS)
2017 WR Sherrick Rodgers (6’0 170) – Chetopa High School
2016 QB Korie Frausto (5’11 160) – Maize South High School (Wichita,KS)
2015 DL Brett Herrs (6’2 260) – Washington County High School

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  1. Randal Byers

    May 15, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Randal Byers Jr. 6’6″ 300lb.Mammoth Man child. The best DL in the Kansas/ Missouri,Metro area. Randal is part of the Class of 2014.From Olathe Northwest Ravens home if the Ravens.Chip Sherman Varsity Head Coach.Two year varsity starter.

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