Recruiting report: Kearney's Miko Maessner plans fall visits to Huskers, Cyclones and Irish

Miko Maessner spent his summer on the camp circuit, going to Nebraska (June 15), Wyoming (June 16), Iowa Sate (June 21), Notre Dame (June 22) and Oklahoma State (July 28).

Kearney junior Miko Maessner isn't becoming a Nebraska high school football household name in 2018. He already is one.

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound running back was key to the Bearcats' 2017 finals run.

Maessner, who rushed for 9.9 yards per carry in 2017, is looking to improve on his 1,052 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns from a season ago. Defensively, he will move from cornerback to a hybrid outside linebacker, which will allow him to rush the passer when needed.

"We got some guys coming back that are good and going to have to fill some gaps from last season," Maessner said. "We have a lot of talented players in my class and the senior class."

Maessner spent his summer on the camp circuit, going to Nebraska (June 15), Wyoming (June 16), Iowa Sate (June 21), Notre Dame (June 22) and Oklahoma State (July 28).

"Oklahoma State has been my favorite camp so far," Maessner said. "I liked everything about that camp. The running backs coach Wozniak (John) and I get along very well. We watched film together and I learned a lot about their offense."

South Dakota State was the first to offer Maessner followed by Iowa State and Liberty. Arkansas, Mississippi State and Stanford have been in contact as well. Maessner is a speedster with a personal best of 10.8 seconds in the 100-meter dash and a hand-timed 4.55-second 40-yard dash.

His performance at Nebraska, Notre Dame and Oklahoma State's camps haven't resulted in a scholarship offer yet. Although he does have an open invitation to unofficially visit Nebraska and Notre Dame for their home games.

Maessner said he and his family will find time to get to Notre Dame, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, South Dakota State and Nebraska for unofficial visits this fall.

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