Ranking the Midlands: Kansas

Jordan Phillips

The state of Kansas has been producing a number of elite level prospects in the recent years and three players in the current Top 10 reside on the Scout300 list, which recognizes the most elite prospects in the country and there is a new name at the top of the list.


1. Jordan Phillips – Circle

Defensive Tackle ~ (6-5, 300)
Considering: Oklahoma, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Missouri

Phillips is a monster on the interior of the line, who has a ton of upside. He has all of the athletic potential in the world and if he asserts himself he can be as good as he wants to be on the next level and possibly beyond it.

2. Bubba Starling – Gardner Edgerton

Quarterback ~ (6-4/200)
Considering: Notre Dame, Nebraska

He also has a nice frame that screams NFL potential. He still needs to develop and hone the finer points of the game, but he has a world of potential at the position. He is also a real threat on the ground.

3. Shane Ray – Bishop Miege

Defensive End ~ (6-3.5/225)
Committed: Missouri

Ray played all across the line as a junior, but wherever he lined up he made big plays. At times he has tremendous explosion and that makes him almost impossible to block. But his biggest strength is his will to make the play no matter what.


Shortell shined at the Elite 11 camp at TCU.
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4. Max Shortell – Bishop Miege

Quarterback ~ (6-4/215)
Considering: Minnesota, Iowa, Rutgers, Illinois

Shortell is a pro-style quarterback with the frame and arm strength to play for a solid D1 program. He was one of the top performers at the Elite 11 held in Fort Worth, Texas and led Miege to a State Title in '09.

5. Dagan Reed – St. Thomas Aquinas

Running Back ~ (5-11/195)
Considering: Nebraska, Kansas State

Reed has been laying low on the recruiting scene because he has been playing rugby in the off-season, but he could be a major recruit if he concentrates on football. He rushed for over 1,600 yards in 2009.

6. Phil Ford – Bishop Miege

Offensive Tackle ~ (6-5/335)
Considering: Minnesota, Oklahoma State, Kansas

Mammoth offensive tackle that led a powerful rushing attack…

7. Dylan Admire – Blue Valley West

Offensive Guard ~ (6-4/275)
Committed: Nebraska

Admire is rock solid and strong at the point of attack…

8. Boston Stiverson – Andover

Offensive Tackle ~ (6-3/290)
Considering: Kansas, Kansas State, Northern Iowa, TCU, Iowa State, Colorado State, Memphis

Stood out at the U.S. Army All-American Combine and recruiting could pick up…

9. Dreamius Smith – Wichita Heights

Running Back ~ (6-0/205)
Committed: Kansas

Smith is a load to handle and has some solid skills in between the tackles…

10. Cody Whitehair – Abilene

Offensive Guard ~ (6-5/300)
Committed: Kansas State

Powerful interior line prospect that will play his college in-state…

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