High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Jake Schany

POY Potential: Top 5 Neb. football recruits

October, 3, 2011
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The Gatorade Player of the Year Program honors athletes who meet comprehensive and exacting criteria in high school sports. Candidates are judged on athletic production and impact in the current season. Contenders also must demonstrate high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership. Senior status has no bearing on a candidate’s merit and selections are made independent of ESPNU's recruit rankings.

That being said, the state’s top five football recruits as ranked by ESPNU are sure to enter the 2011-12 Gatorade Football Player of the Year conversation at some point. Here they are …

Jake Schany
ESPNHSJake Schany is Nebraska's No. 1 senior recruit.
1. Blair High (Neb.) outside linebacker Jake Schany

  • ESPNU position rank: No. 75 OLB
  • Height: 6-foot-2
  • Weight: 215 pounds
  • College: Undecided
  • Testing results: 4.87 40-yard dash; 33.5 vertical jump
  • Traits: diagnosing skills, inside run support, outside run support, tackling
  • ESPNU scouting report: "Schany shows good toughness and production when playing against the run; flashes the playing speed to make plays from sideline to sideline. Possesses the size, athleticism and playing strength for the outside linebacker position at the major level of competition."

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