KANSAS CITY SHOWCASE: Most physical next level prospects ’22 LBs – We look at some of the most dominant and physically imposing next level prospects among the ’22 class linebackers that attended. Topeka’s Dadrien Montgomery is a big time play maker for sure and workout warrior and 50 tackle Paola backer Caden Rhamy is a must see as well.
Dadrien Montgomery, 5-11, 200, LB, 2022, Topeka (Kan) @DadrienMontgomery
Luckily for 6Star Football we are able to see in person both the top ranked and second ranked players in out Centennial League rankings with Barta above and Topeka High’s Dadrien Montgomery, who could be the athlete with the most impressive season ahead from a linebacker in the Centennial League, no doubt Topeka will look for him to be a major force in the middle and his powerful hitting that sends a message and quick reads on plays make him an elite next level prospect getting some love already from schools like Columbia Univ. Montgomery is a take charge type of backer and one of those players who has an elite motor & makes it happen.
Josiah Nash, 5-8, 205, MLB, 2022, Free State (Kan) @JosiahNash6
No doubt Nash has a powerful body and is a heavy hitter that brings it every play in the middle of the Lawrence Free State defense, a player that is a hard hitter and one of those guys that really moves well laterally along with being a key special teams hard hitting tackler and big time impact maker in that aspect of things for Free State as well. No doubt Nash has the makings of being a good looking LB prospect with his power and ability to cover a lot of ground and make the big plays. Should be in for one huge senior season at Free State, a college radar maker.
Caden Rhamy, 6-3, 220, LB, 2022, Paola (Kan) @RhamyJ
The combination of power and size for Rhamy is big time impressive, no doubt a great next level frame at 6-3, 220 pounds, this linebacker is college ready size and is just getting stronger and faster every day, we think he could be one of the top steals in the state of Kansas with his ability to use both range and power and when you add in his size its very hard to pass up what Rhamy could bring to the college game and a next level program hungry for a size and power linebacker to man their middle. No doubt when colleges start looking for powerful and athletic guys Paola’s beast of a backer should be a good one to watch out for. Hot in the Kansas ‘22 class.
Grant Schoenrock, 5’11, 170, LB, 2022, Victoria (Kan) @GrantSchoenrock
No doubt one of the most impressive and well rounded athletes in the state, both a linebacker and a quarterback, Grant has really been unstoppable on both sides of the football and a big time play maker as well that can get the job done in a huge way and is one of those players that is just an amazing athlete. Grant is one of those players that you truly have to say, he is an athlete and that’s as true as any player you will find. A guy that has been not only been a hard hitting play making LB but also the offensive team leader at QB and can also play running back, as a very talented runner. Had a very good super sophomore season with 101 total tackles, one sack, and three forced fumbles. Runs a 44.95 in the 40 Yard Dash: 4.75, has a 4.51 shuttle: 4.51, and has a 30 vertical. Big time offensive threat as well that rushed for 978 yards, on 119 carries and scored 16 TDs. We think that his ability to make the big plays would make him a very good looking next level prospect. Still has two years left and his career numbers will be off the chart when he walks off the field as a senior.
Tanner Sims, 6’0, 185, LB, 2022, Liberty North (Mo) @tmsims03
Sims is a strong playmaker who can get around blockers and move to the backfield and make plays. He shows sneaky speed and good overall size for the position and he is a player who closes ground on opponents quickly. He can play in space and find a way to get receivers out of position and make tackles down the field but he does a lot of damage in the backfield. He shows a good work ethic and has been improving his game year after year and is finally stepping into his own.
Jaxon Vikander, 6’0, 180, LB, 2022, Manhattan (Kan) @JaxonVikander
No doubt the Manhattan middle defense will rely heavily on Vikander, a senior to be and a big one when it comes to making the tough plays for Manhattan, Vikander, a 6-0, 180 backer, is one of those players that can make some tough plays and covers the entire field very well. Vikander will look to follow up a very good junior season in 2020 with 43 total tackles, 20 solo tackles, 6.0 TFLs, 2.5 sacks, and one fumble recovery. No doubt one of the hottest looking LB prospects in the Kansas class of 2022.