KANSAS CITY SHOWCASE: Impressive route running play makers in ’22 – 6Star Football takes a look at some of the more impressive route running athletic play makers and good hands guys that impressed. Big men like 6-6 Stephenson of Central High in KC and 6-4 inch Mill Valley pass catcher Jones were among elite big men that impressed in a big way.
Caleb Crumm, 6-0, 205, TE, 2022, Maize South (Kan.) @ccrumm_88
A great and impressive target at TE for Maize South, no doubt Crumm is a great target that has excellent hands and speed along with being one of his league’s top play makers and route runners. Crumm is one off those guys we expect to have a huge season in 2021 and was named a First Team All-League TE and a Honorable Mention All-State TE as well. No doubt a great athlete and a guy that really showed off some great hands at the KC Showcase for sure.
Kendrick Jones, 6-4, 185, WR, 2022, Mill Valley (Kan.) @Freakybaby_05
A key part of the back to back state title teams at Mill Valley, Jones has been one impressive play making WR and a ’22 that is 6-4, 185, big frame and some nice athletic skills make him a big timer in the Kansas ’22 WR class. Jones is one of the premier looking prospects among WRs and when you consider he has two years to make some amazing strides in his game he could be mentioned in the best of the best for Kansas WRs in the class of 22. With a 6-4, 185 frame and a pair of great hands, Jones is a fine athletic and a big time play maker that is always a threat to make a big grab for Mill Valley, a team that should be returning a load of talent around Jones on the offensive side of the ball.
Gamarion Lanear, 5’10, 163, WR, 2022, Ruskin (Mo.) @GamarionLanear3
A player who can see time on both sides of the ball who shows good speed and timing as a receiving option and as a DB and safety as well. He has good speed and can make plays outside the number and is usually getting open across the middle of the field and in the red zone. He is a good worker and he looks to play physical and stay with opponents but can also make things happen through the air and haul in some solid catches away from his body and over his head.
Jack Meylan, 5-11, 175, WR, 2022, Shawnee Mission NW (Kan.) @jack_meylan03
Meylan is a guy coming back with huge potential for a big time senior season a Shawnee Mission NW and no doubt will be a key factor if they are going to have a big season in 2021. Meylan should be the key offensive weapon for Northwest this season as a big time down field target that has proven he is very good and will look to show out just how good he can be in his final season. Should be a great next level grab for a college looking for a good hands guy that gets open well and make the chains move down the field. Meylan should be one of the hot WR picks in the ’22 for KC metro guys from Kansas. Watch out in 2022 for Meylan, a special one for sure.
Logan Oberle, 6’5, 245, WR/TE, 2022, Blue Valley West (Kan.) @loganoberle81
No doubt one of the biggest targets among Kansas class of 2022 WR/TE prospects, Blue Valley West will look to make Oberle more of a go to big target down the field in 2021 with his long and big 6-5, 245 frame one can only imagine just how much of a nightmare it could be for smaller DBs to try and match up with the big and impressive looking Oberle. We expect a big 2021 from Oberle and with his size and skillset colleges should start looking now at the big man for the next level.
Javon Roach, 5-11,160, WR, 2022, Washington (Kan.) @javon_roach
So many offensive weapons to know about for Washington this year and another great one is Javon Roach. Roach is a player at WR that is fast with good hands and very hard to defend against. 4.46 speed in the 40 and a guy that can blaze down the field. Roach could be the best athlete on the Washington team, no doubt has that speed and shifty style of running after the catch that makes him one big time weapon for sure.
Casen Stallbamer, 6-3, 200, WR/TE, 2022, Seaman (Kan.) @casenstall14
Stallbamer is one of the bigger targets in the Kansas class of 2022, a play maker that will be a vital part of the Seaman offensive passing attack. A longer 6-3 framed play maker that can make some very nice grabs and one of those go to type players in the 2022 senior to be class. One of those offensive play makers that is a very versatile offensive weapon, can pass, run, catch you name it, Stallbamer is a go to offensive weapon. Watch out for Stallbamer in 2021 to be a big time player to take notice of for the next level in 2021.
Kortez Stevenson, 6-6, 230,TE, 2022, KC Center (Mo.) @Kortez_24
One of those guys that lets his athletic skills shine on the football field, the impressive senior to be wideout from Kansas City Center, this long and impressive 6-6, 230 pound TE has both the length and the power to be a big timer prospect for the next level. Very hard to bring down in the open field, Stephenson has a good set of hands and can make some big time plays and is a player that really can rack up the big plays. Big time build and a big time player, no doubt that Kortez is a player that has huge potential.
Drake Thatcher, 6-4, 205, TE, 2022, Derby (Kan.) @DrakeThatcher
What makes a good team…Good players who make big time plays and Derby has that in senior to be and big time play making pass catcher Drake Thatcher, a hot pick coming into his senior year as a key Kansas play maker and a player that has the makings of being a next level talent that should get a lot of offers. The long and lean Thatcher is a very impressive 6’4, 205lbs, making him one of the most frustrating TEs to cover for opposing DBs in Kansas football. The big timer earned Second Team All State TE honors and has been on three State Championship teams at Derby. For 2020 posted 17 receptions and scored six touchdowns for 315 yards. Excellent speed at TE and runs the 40 yard dash in a time of 4.65. Named a Second Team All League Tight End.
Nic Thompson, 6-0, 210, TE/WR, 2022, Springdale (Ark.) @Nic_Thompson43
Thompson has some power on his 210 pound frame and is a player, can be a hard man in the open field to wrap up against with his power and tough style of play, no doubt Thompson is one big time weapon for Springdale and a guy looking for a huge final season at Springdale as well. No doubt Thompson, who has been a bruising full back is a player that is hammer down and love to flatten defenders and pave a big path for his runners. Huge hitter and a great power blocking prospect to keep an eye on.