Sports in Kansas: 25 Small School Recruits to Watch

Cooper Griffith of Scott City is a two-time all state selection at LB.
By: Ben Mitchum for Sports in Kansas
Dec 18, 2015

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We have listed 25 recruits, plus several more that we think are under the radar recruits from the classifications of 4A-II down to 8-Man II in the state of Kansas for the class of 2016.  Our criteria was guys with all-state, all-league, projectability/size or possible college attention at any levels (NAIA, Juco, D-II, FCS and FBS).  Isaiahh Loudermilk, West Elk OL/DL, Mason Barta, Holton FB/LB and Jeff Ast, Andale TE/DE will not be on the list due to number of known FBS offers or playing another sport in college. This list was compiled by Ben Mitchum of SB Nation for Sports in Kansas with input from Chet Kuplen of Sports in Kansas.

25 Small School Recruits

Cole Baird, Silver Lake - 6-0 180 (S)

Blake Beckett, Halstead - 6-1 195 (LB)

Nathan Burgoyne, Wichita Collegiate - 5-10 175 (RB/ATH)

Braeden Crites, Central Plains - 6-2 200 (QB)

Riley England, Osawatomie - 6-0 190 (RB/ATH)

Kasey Feyh, Wamego - 6-2 265 (DL)

Cooper Griffith, Scott City - 6-0 215 (LB)

Tucker Horak, Rossville - 5-10 180 (ATH)

Tate Kaufman, Halstead - 6-7 225 (TE/DE)

Kash Larrabee, Meade - 6-3 220 (LB)

Cooper Leach, Doniphan West - 6-4 180 (WR)

Gavin Lively, Norton - 6-1 190 (S/RB)

Jace McDown, Columbus - 6-0 220 (LB)

Aaron Heft, Kiowa County - 6-0 290 (DT/OG)

Christian Merz, Holcomb - 6-0 170 (WR/DB)

Javohn Morrill, Columbus - 5-11 180 (WR/DB/KR)

Dominic Parrish, Columbus - 6-5 275 (OG)

Christian Roduner, Rossville - 6-0 185 (WR/DB)

Noah Schomacker, Cheney - 6-4 230 (OT/DE)

Nathan Stein, Spearville - 6-2 200 (LB)

Trey Teeter, Holcomb - 5-10 180 (QB)

Jake Tiernan, Solomon - 6-1 200 (QB)

Jerod Toogood, Salina Sacred Heart - 6-5 240 (OT)

Harry Trotter, Maur Hill - 5-10 190 (RB)

Jason Zook, Chapman - 6-4 275 (OL/DL)

Others to Watch: 

Dylan Haas, Ellis - 6-0 205 (LB)

Brady Dinkel, Victoria - 5-7 170 (ATH)

Zach Schwalm, Uniontown - 6-5 255 (OL)

Nate Werner, Sedgwick - 5-11 160 (WR)

Trey Lohse, Hanover - 6-0 150 (WR/CB)

Kole Davoren, Rossville - 6-4 230 (OL) 

Nathan Bays, Perry-Lecompton - 5-11 165 (WR/CB)

Mark Hageman, Andale - 5-10 250 (OL/DL)

Daniel Bergkamp, Andale - 6-3 265 (OL)

Michael Majors, Jefferson West - 6-1 270 (DT/OG)

Dylan Buckbee, Northern Heights - 6-5 190 (DE)

Trace Engel, Oakley - 6-1 215 (DE/LB)

Koby Ingalsbe, Ell-Saline - 6-2 230 (LB)

Eli Zidek, Onaga - 6-4 280 (OL)

Brendon Brenner, Ellis - 6-6 220 (TE)

Paul Holt, Burlingame - 6-2 185 (LB/DE)

Gabe Marney, Rossville - 6-1 250 (OG)

Cody Hastings, Santa Fe Trail - 6-4 280 (OG/DT)

Robert Hutchins, Burlingame - 5-9 150 (ATH)

Grant Hilliard, Sedgwick - 5-9 155 (ATH)

Carson Becker, Rock Creek - 6-5 210 (DE)

Brock Fey, Sabetha - 6-3 180 (RB)

Rayden Mestas, Riverton - 6-2 240 (DE/LB)

Chandler Jackson, Southeast Cherokee - 6-5 205 (ATH/P)

Elijah Meyer, Jefferson County North - 6-2 225 (DE)

Brady Snider, Cherryvale - 6-1 260 (OL)

Ben Kynion, Maranatha Academy - 6-0 280 (DT/OG)

Luke Winter, Collegiate - 5-11 155 (K) 

Aaron Hernandez, Holcomb 5-11 235 (OL/DL)

Eli McKee, Halstead - 6-0 180 (ATH) 

Jonah Nowak, Garden Plain - 5-10 235 (DL) 

Jacob Field, Pike Valley - 6-3 225 (K) 

Donovan Lumpkin, Phillipsburg - 6-0 300 (DT)

Winston Meyer, Nemaha Central - 6-0 230 (OG/DE)

Ryan Menghini, Frontenac - 6-0 205 (RB/LB)

Grant North, Riverton - 6-6 210 (WR/TE)

Austin Frakes, Holton - 6-0 200 (DE)

Colby Trost, Concordia - 5-10 200 (LB)

Mitchell Bond, Perry-Lecompton - 6-0 160 (QB)

Jarrett Roy, Royal Valley - 6-3 270 (DT/OG)

Luke Avila, Goodland - 6-1 185 (WR/CB)

Ethan Thomas, Wamego - 6-0 195 (WR)

Jordan Dole, Norton - 6-0 200 (FB/DE)

Justin Rieschick, Holton - 5-9 165 (CB)

Austin Hart, Colby - 5-11 260 (DT/OG)

Will Locke, Wichita Collegiate - 6-2 195 (DE)

Jared Ice, Jefferson West - 6-5 265 (OT/DT)

Trent Phelps, Prairie View - 6-0 170 (CB)

Orion Battaglia, Pittsburg Colgan - 5-10 240 (DT)

Josh Osborne, Wichita Trinity - 5-10 190 (QB/FS)

Daniel Courtwright, Santa Fe Trail - 6-1 190 (DB)

Bo Knoblauch, Andale - 5-11 200 (LB)

Garrett Normand, Pittsburg Colgan - 6-2 215 (DE/TE)

Easton Montgomery, Southeast of Saline - 6-4 225 (TE/DE)

Braden Showalter, Holcomb - 6-1 175 (CB)

Nicco Provence, Frontenac - 5-10 195 (DE/LB)

Gage Axline, Medicine Lodge - 5-11 195 (RB)

Austin Waddell, Collegiate - 6-5 190 (QB)

Justin Rayburn, Madison - 6-6 270 (OT)

Zac Walter, Lincoln - 6-0 200 (LB/QB)

Erik Torres, Kiowa County - 6-0 275 (OG/DT)

Devon Newberry, Attica/Argonia - 6-2 190 (RB/LB)

Branson Sandoval, Ingalls - 5-8 165 (RB)

Zach Neilson, Solomon - 6-3 215 (LB)

Lane Moran, Bluestem - 6-2 180 (LB)

Cale Rogers, Smith Center - 5-10 170 (RB)

Trustin Kreft, Central Plains - 6-0 205 (DE)

Grady Hammer, Wallace County - 6-0 215 (FB/LB)

Adam Clark, Chaparral - 5-9 180 (LB)

Brady Scheidegger, Olpe - 6-2 170 (WR)

Alec McDaniel, Attica/Argonia - 5-9 165 (ATH)

Colton Buessing, Axtell - 5-11 180 (LB)

Braden Showalter, Holcomb - 6-1 180 (DB)

Brandon Davis, Spearville - 5-9 165 (CB)

Riely Munoz, Chase - 6-1 275 (OG/DT)

Troy Francis, Attica-Argonia - 6-4 300 (OL) 

Garrett Myers, Waverly - 5-10 215 (LB)