Brett Kaiser had the best football game of his life Sept. 29 in Mitchell, Nebraska.
He had seven catches for 263 yards and five touchdowns in Kearney Catholic's 56-37 win over Mitchell, setting the Class C-1 single-game record for most receiving yards and touchdowns.
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound senior is a two-way player for the Stars. In the game against Mitchell he added seven tackles and one sack for a 21-yard loss.
"I never thought I would break records," Kaiser said. "I just go out there and work as hard as I can to help my team win."
A strong senior season in which Kaiser had 51 receptions for 1,118 yards and 14 touchdowns has put him squarely on the radar of college coaches. So far he has received scholarship offers from Division II schools Northwest Missouri State and Missouri Western State with interest from Emporia State, UNK and Sioux Falls.
"I am going to take my time with the recruiting process and not rush anything," Kaiser said. "I want to take some official visits and take my time with the decision."
Kaiser has taken two unofficial game-day visits to campuses this season. He visited Northwest Missouri State on Oct. 21 and attended the Nebraska game against Wisconsin on Oct. 7.
"I'm looking for a right fit with the coaching staff," Kaiser said. "I want to be coached by a staff and position coach that will make me a better player every day."
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17. Grant Matthies, TE, Omaha Creighton Prep
Evaluation: Matthies’ best attribute is his pass-catching ability. He is a big guy with soft hands that can play out wide or as an inline blocking tight end. He can also play as a hybrid tight end or H-back.
16. Kanon Koster, QB, Kearney
Evaluation: Koster one of the state’s best all-around athletes and boasts a 33-inch vertical jump, 260-pound max bench press and 295-pound hang clean. He is a big, strong, athletic quarterback that is extremely smart. He is a true dual-threat quarterback that is a standout on the basketball court as well.
15. Matt Masker, QB, Kearney Catholic
Evaluation: Masker is a big, strong pocket passer. He can make all the throws and has a quick release that averages 2.8 seconds on short to medium passes.
14. Brody Belt, RB, Millard West
Evaluation: Belt is a tough runner with breakaway speed at 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He is versatile in the passing game and will line up in the slot at times.
13. Chris Cassidy, LB, Lincoln Pius X
Evaluation: A disciplined, prototypical inside linebacker that can plug and fill rushing lanes and is good in tight spaces. Cassidy can bench press 395 pounds and squat 515 pounds.
12. Jake Archer, LB, Omaha Skutt
Evaluation: A great tackler with a nose for the football. Archer has a gift for finding the ball and doesn’t get lost in traffic. He has great lateral quickness and is not afraid to take on blockers.
11. Zion Perry, WR, Lincoln High
Evaluation: Perry is a threat to take every catch for a touchdown. He has great hands and runs a 4.4-second 40-yard dash and 10.8-second 100-meter dash.
10. AJ Forbes, OL, Bellevue West
Evaluation: Forbes' versatility earns him the top spot at his position. Forbes can play all five positions on the offensive line and is one of the top defensive linemen in the state as well. The strength is there, too, with a 330-pound bench press, 450-pound squat and 550-pound deadlift.
Evaluation: Otte is as versatile as they come. He plays multiple positions for York, but with his natural leadership, Otte is a perfect safety. He has great instincts and is a sure tackler.
8. Ti'jaih Davis, DB, Boys Town
Evaluation: Davis is a rangy defensive back with natural ball instincts. He isn’t afraid to take on blockers and doesn’t miss many tackles in the open field.
7. Bryce Stai, TE, Norris
Evaluation: Stai is big, strong and tough as nails. He is a force as a blocker and a better-than-average pass catcher. He has a high motor and will lower his pad level to run through would-be tacklers in the open field.
6. Milton Sargbah, RB, Omaha North
Evaluation: Sargbah is elusive and lethal in open space. He is one of the fastest players in the state with a 4.43-second 40-yard dash. Sargbah can make people miss in tight spaces and isn’t afraid to run through would-be tacklers.
5. Moses Bryant, ATH, Elkhorn South
Evaluation: Bryant can — and will — play multiple positions. He is elusive, explosive with the ball in his hands and a dangerous kick returner. He can turn and run with almost anyone and has great ball skills.
4. Zach Schlager, LB, McCook
Evaluation: It's hard to find a better all-around football player than Schlager. He has a tremendous motor and is a natural leader. Schlager makes plays all over the field and is a sideline-to-sideline linebacker.
3. Masry Mapieu, DL, York
Evaluation: Mapieu is the perfect fit at nose tackle. He is big, strong and almost immovable. He may not make a ton of tackles or get a bundle of sacks, but he does open things up for his teammates to make plays.
2. Bryson Williams, DL, Lincoln Southeast
Evaluation: Williams is quick off the snap and strong enough to fight off double teams and get to the quarterback. His measurables are off the charts — a 4.85-second 40-yard dash, 30.5-inch vertical, 355-pound bench press and a 525-pound squat.
1. Cameron Jurgens, TE, Beatrice
Evaluation: Just look at the measurables, and that tells you all you need to know about Jurgens. At his size, he has a 4.98-second 40-yard dash, 32.2-inch vertical jump and a shuttle of 4.74 seconds. Then, turn on the film and you can see that he is the real deal. He can virtually do anything he wants at tight end and linebacker.