Omaha Burke's Nick Henrich selected to play in U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Nick Henrich has a chance to be one of the state's highest-ranked football recruits in recent history.

Omaha Burke junior linebacker Nick Henrich has been selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Henrich will be the first player from Nebraska to play in the high school all-star event since Lincoln Southwest linebacker Josh Banderas in 2013. Other Army All-Americans from Nebraska include: Baker Steinkuhler (Lincoln Southwest, 2008), Trevor Robinson (Elkhorn, 2008), Niles Paul (Omaha North, 2007), Harland Gunn (Omaha Central, 2007) and David Horne (Omaha Central, 2002).

The 2019 U.S. Army All-American Bowl will be played Jan. 5 in San Antonio, Texas.

"It's truly an honor to have the chance to represent Omaha Burke and Nebraska in such a prestigious game," Henrich said.

Henrich is the state's top prospect in the 2019 class and a national recruit. He ranks No. 75 overall nationally, according to 247Sports. If he stays in the top 100 when the final rankings are published, he will be 247's highest-rated recruit from the state of Nebraska since it began ranking prospects in 2010.

Henrich, a member of the 2017 All-Nebraska football team, has more than a dozen scholarship offers and is in the process of visiting several of his top options. This month he's visited Iowa State, Iowa and Minnesota. This weekend he'll check out Wisconsin and Notre Dame, then he'll make a trip to Nebraska next week.

Mike is a prep recruiting specialist for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @MikeSautterOWH. Phone: 402-444-1335.

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