New Year’s Recruiting Resolutions

Midlands Recruiting Analyst
Posted Dec 31, 2012
Randy Withers, Midlands Recruiting Analyst


As a great year in high school football and college recruiting comes to an end, prospects throughout the nation are already gearing up for a big year in 2013.

It’s that time of year. As 2012 comes to a close, its time to reflect on the accomplishments of the old year, and resolve to do more in 2013. Several of the top junior and senior prospects in the Midlands region shared their resolutions for the New Year.

Missouri commit Clay Rhodes from Blue Valley High School in Stillwell, KS saw his offer list continue to grow even after pledging to the Tigers. Despite the extra attention from schools like LSU and Oklahoma, the 2013 offensive tackle stayed solid with MU. His resolution reflects that. “I’m not answering any more calls except from Mizzou!”

Quarterback Montell Cozart led the Bishop Miege to the state championship game last month after committing to play for Head Coach Charlie Weis at The University of Kansas. After a standout senior season, he’s ready to move on to Lawrence. “I resolved for a successful football season and recruiting process – and I found my home away from home!”

Three-star defensive lineman Maliek Collins from Kansas City’s Center High School is at the center of a recruiting battle between KU, MU, and Nebraska. The 2013 prospect knows what he wants from his new home. “I want to go to with a great atmosphere and find success early through hard work.”

Peyton Newell is one of the most sought-after defensive linemen in the class of 2014. The Hiawatha, KS prospect plans to be even better as a senior. “I’m really focusing on getting stronger, and being quicker off the ball this year.”

After a monster 2012 season, Blue Springs running back Dalvin Warmack is on a quest for scholarship offers in the New Year. The 2014 prospect knows what he needs to do. “I’m resolving to be more proactive in the recruiting process, and try to expose my name more. Instead of waiting for colleges to come to me, I’m going to go to them.”

Bradley Ivey was an all-state selection for the second time in 2012. The Bishop Miege junior again led the Eastern Kansas League in tackles, and further solidified his position as one of the best defensive players in The Sunflower State. The 2014 prospect knows what he wants from the New Year: “to gain 15 pounds and get a Division 1 offer.”

Another linebacker from the EKL that made a big impression in 2012 was Henry McGrew. The Blue Valley junior is a gym rat, and, like Ivey, he’s committed to being ready for his senior season. “I don’t really have a resolution except to keep doing what I’m doing and continue to intensify my workouts and diet.”

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