The New Midland 100

Baker Steinkuhler

The summer camps have wrapped up and the class of 2008 prospects are all starting to hit the practice fields as we gear up for the first games to kick off under the "Friday Night Lights." The opportunity to see more players and sift through camp reports has led to some shake-ups with the rankings.

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The top four players (1. Arthur Brown, 2. Jon Major, 3. Blaine Gabbert, 4. Jameel Owens) have remained entrenched at their original spots. There was some serious thought about the battle for number two spot, as Blaine Gabbert made a strong case. He is one of the most talked about players in the country after standing out on the summer camp circuit. A successful senior season could see Gabbert elevate past Major in the rankings.

One player who made a significant rise in the Top 10 is Baker Steinkuhler, a 6-foot-6, 295-pound lineman from Southwest High in Lincoln, Neb. Steinkuhler is a college ready prospect who ran an almost unbelievable 4.71 forty-yard dash and also posted a 32-inch vertical jump during a session of Nebraska Summer Camp.

Another player to watch is Muskogee, Okla. defensive end Stacey McGee. At 6-foot-4, 270-pounds McGee is versatile enough to be recruited at tackle and end. McGee suffered a pelvic fracture a few games in to his junior season and missed four games in the middle of the schedule but came back to prove he was still one of the most prolific players in the state. Now that he is 100 percent healthy he could be good enough to eventually make a move in to the Top 10.

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