The Omaha Locker Room football camp series came to an end Tuesday with the High School Jamboree at Omaha Westside.
Teams participating were Omaha Bryan, Omaha Burke, Omaha Central, Omaha North, Omaha Westside, Papillion-La Vista South, Omaha South, Nebraska City and Fremont.
Here are some of the standouts from the Jamboree:
Jay Ducker, RB, Bellevue West (2020): Ducker showcased quickness and short-area burst all day, taking the T-Birds' first offensive play for a carry of 30-plus yards and caught a swing pass for a touchdown.
DeShawn Woods, DE/OT, Omaha Central (2022): Woods, an explosive athlete at 6-foot-4, 260 pounds, was unblockable as a defensive lineman. His future might be on the offensive line, though. Woods has quick feet, heavy hands and is a hard hitter at the point of contact.
Caleb Robinson, DT/TE, Omaha Burke (2020): Robinson has the same measurements as last year, but now is a slim-looking 6-3, 270. He surprisingly lined up at tight end and defensive tackle. The body change and the quickness should only help the Bulldogs.
Jaylon Roussell, RB, Omaha Burke (2020): Roussell, who will be the featured back for the Bulldogs, showcased speed, agility and toughness between the tackles.
Keagan Johnson, DB/WR, Bellevue West (2021): Johnson had a great day for the T-Birds, splitting time at receiver and defensive back. Johnson (6-foot, 182 pounds) has added over 10 pounds to his frame so far this offseason.
Hunter Push, OL, Omaha North (2021): Push, 6-foot-4, 270-pound offensive tackle, is the Vikings' best offensive linemen and one of the better in-state linemen in the 2021 class.
Here are some team notes from the camp:
- Omaha North: "Punishers." That's how one opposing coach described the Vikings' back seven on defense. Their speed and athleticism are most likely going to be unrivaled. On the first live rep, 5-foot-10, 175-pound safety Treon Fairgood Jones had a booming hit. Senior cornerback Marques Sigle didn't give up a pass completion on the day. Omaha Concordia transfer and junior outside linebacker Sam Scott will have an impact in the fall. Darius Hagan is the leading candidate to be North's next quarterback. His best throw of the day was to sophomore receiver Keshaun Williams on a go route for a 30-yard touchdown. The Vikings showcased a new pistol formation during practice.
- Omaha Westside: The Warriors have star 2021 defensive back Avante Dickerson, lineman Cade Haberman and 2020 receiver Grant Tagge. Two unheralded names to watch are Raoul Kolani and Koby Bretz. Kolani (5-foot-10, 175 pounds) flashed speed and power at running back and showed awareness in diagnosing plays quickly at linebacker. Bretz, a 2021 safety, finished runner-up at the state divining competition in the winter and should see significant playing time in the fall.
- Bellevue West: 2020 wide receiver and Nebraska commit Zavier Betts and Ducker are known commodities. 2020 receiver Nate Sullivan moving to a part-time safety role should help shore up the back end of the T-Bird defense. Keep an eye on 2022 receivers Kaden Helms and Micah Riley. Helms and Riley are each over 6-foot-4 and have the frames to add weight. Riley, whose step brother is Ducker, also plays defensive end — which is likely where he will receive Division I interest. On defense, 2021 outside linebacker Jack McDonnell consistently made plays along with 2021 defensive tackle Jarius Starling. Quarterback Nate Glantz transferred from Millard West and will be a rushing threat.
- Omaha Burke: 2020 wide receiver Xavier Watts didn't participate but the Bulldogs did fine without him. 2020 defensive back/wide receiver Michael Payne made a difficult catch in traffic and will be an integral piece for the Bulldogs. Burke will have a new quarterback for the first time in three years. 2020 Creighton Prep transfer Reid Burke will battle for the starting nod with 2021 returner Toby Kellner. 2021 running back Brayden Pommier-Williams is a change of pace back that flashed Tuesday.
- Fremont: The right side of the Tigers' offensive line is big. They have 6-foot-4, 265-pound senior Kade Richardson at right tackle. Next to him is Keagan Menning (6-foot-5, 300 pounds).
- Papillion-La Vista: 2020 lineman Preston Kellogg might have found a new home in the middle of the defensive line. Kellogg, a 6-foot-7, 320-pound offensive tackle, played nose tackle. First-year Monarch coach Tim Williams said it will be running back by committee for now but 2020 back Jake Koory had a nice day and showed some burst and toughness.
- Omaha Northwest: Rakim Prince returns at quarterback for the Huskies. Prince, who will be a senior in the fall, has good athleticism and showed poise under pressure. 2020 defensive back/running back Aaron Swindle looks the part of a good athlete. He isn't afraid to mix it up on defense and is a threat as a running back.
- Papillion-La Vista South: 2020 tight end Will Swanson showed why he has received seven offers in 36 hours, catching two touchdowns. The first came on a 10-yard out in which he lowered his shoulder and planted a defender. Swanson has soft hands and is a physical 6-foot-5 and 230-pounds. 2020 defensive end/outside linebacker Trajen Linear is a pass rushing specialist and, at 6-foot-3, 195 pounds, has the frame to add good weight.