The Midwest Showcase COVERAGE | Standout TE Performers – We look at the standout performers among TEs and that shined at the Midwest Showcase in St. Joseph and raised their profiles on December 11th.
MIDWEST SHOWCASE COVERAGE
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48 — Ace Bindel I 6’3, 190 I TE I 2024 I Liberty (Mo.) I @AceBindel
One of four brothers to attend Sunday’s event, Liberty 2024 Ace Bindel is a three-sport athlete, also competing in wrestling and baseball and has been a jack-of-all-trades on the gridiron. Bindel has the ability to make plays as a pass catching tight end where he made 12 catches for 143 yards and a TD in seven games, but is mostly known for his physical play as a blocker. Bindel recorded 34 pancakes as he consisteently worked over opposing defensive players. He is also a talented defensive prospect where he has. shown the ability to be a hard hitting linebacker and made 15 tackles in limited action on that side of the ball. He has some craftiness to his game, can change directions well and is good at finding the openings and presenting the quarterback an easy target. Also a standout student, Bindel reports a 3.5 GPA.
57 — Caleb Cooper I 6-4 I 210 I TE I 2024 I Treynor (Iowa)@CalebCooper06
Cooper is one of the guys that could be a very hot prospect, 6-4 some does have some size, 210 pounds also, one of those guys that will be looking to be a big bruiser on the team and a player that can use his size as a tough blocker and player that will be a key size player on the radar to take notice of. A basketball player also, one of those guys that will be looking for a big senior year in 2023. Also a standout student, Cooper reports a 3.8 GPA.
302 — Evan Damron I 6-2 I 215 I TE I 2024 I Piper (Kan.) @_Evan_Damron
Piper certainly had some talented juniors on the edges this season with Damron and Ketter both racking up several big tackles and four sacks this season, Damron has some more size at 6-2, 215 and is a player that can use power to over come blocks and be a tough edge presence to watch for on the radar in the 2024 DEs with talent radar making list. Damron had four sacks this year and was one of the key big pressure DL on the team to take major notice of.
213 — Micahel Foster I 5-10 I 189 I TE I 2025 I Davenport West (Iowa) @Michaelafjr
A player that raised his profile at the 6Star Football Showcase and one of the names to know among Iowa sophomores at the Showcase. Foster is one of those players that really brings a physical style of play, a nasty toughness that he brings to the field, one of those ends that can block and use power to take and push guys off the line as a key edge blocker, strong and pound for pound a tough guy to have to battle against on the end of the line.
134 — Brooks Hall I 6’3 I 180 I TE I 2026 I Platte County (Mo.) @brooksdhall
123 — Daegan Jensen I 6-3 I 211 I TE I 2023 I Bishop Miege (Kan.)@DaeganJensen
A very impressive looking athlete and a player that really raised his profile at the 6Star Football Showcase in St. Joseph. Jensen had the top TE 40 yard dash time of 4.80 and the top vertical of 34.7 inches, a very impressive athlete with a 6-3 frame for the state champions. When you look at the talent at Bihsop Miege this season you see what they had a season to remember and with Jensen at TE as a big and very talented extra to go target with hands and size, he has placed himself as one of the top eye catchers for the college scene as well landing a recent Baker offer to his plate. Jensen also holds offers from Baker, Culver Stockton, Ottawa, Independence CC, Benedictine, Bethel, Missouri S&T, and William Jewell who gave him his first offer. Jensen is one of the must see TEs out there and a hot one on the radar. Also a standout student, Jensen reports a 3.8 GPA.
132 — Charlie Lamski I 6-3 I 190 I TE I 2025 I Elkhorn (Neb.) @LamskiCharlie
A player that impressed as a standout class of 2025 that was a good looking TE at the 6Star Football Showcase, Lamski tied for third best among TEs in the broad jump with a distance of 110 inches and had the fifth best vertical among TEs at 30.9 inches. Elkhorn’s Charlie Lamski is a sophomore that has some impressive looking size and a good frame and at 6-3, 190 could be one of the emerging big targets to know in Nebraska football at the TE position. Lamski will be looking to use that size edge to become a TE that will be a big impact maker in the coming years for the Elkhorn offense.
171 — Gradyn Memphis I 6-5 I 180 I TE I 2025 I DeSoto (Kan.) @gradyn_memphis
A very impressive looking Te frfom DeSoto that raised his profile with a good looking showing at the 6Star Football Showcase in St. Joseph. Memphis turned in the third fastest time in the 40 yard dash among TEs in attendance with a time of 4.93. Big player with some good size and length at 6-5, 180, one of the guys that could be a very impressive looking go to player that has some of the better height and size out there. Memphis can be a very hard man to handle in the open field and is one of those guys that will be looking to use that size edge to be a key go to TE on the make for the 2023 season. This year Memphis played mainly as a blocking tight end and receiver. Memphis is considered a great hitter.
282 — Marcus Parker I 6’4, 205 I TE I 2024 I Park Hill South (Mo.) I @MarcusP0053
Park Hill South 2024 Marcus Parker showed on Sunday he is one of the KC area’s top rising tight end prospects with a big, physical frame at 6’4, 205-pounds. He showed off some athleticism on Sunday, running a 4.80 laser timed 40-yard dash and recorded a 112 inch broad jump and 30 inch vertical. He put together a solid junior season and shown big upside as a blocker where he uses his size and aggressiveness to his advantage. Parker has potential to add significant muscle mass and weight with age and continued work in the weight room and should be a name to start popping up on people’s radar. Parker max squat is 405 with a three set rep at 365.
58 — Cole Rickard I 6-1 I 195 I TE I 2024 I El Dorado (Kan.) @colerickard15
A big time looking riser out there, Rickard was a good looking TE that raised his profile as a Kansas junior to know at the 6Star Football Showcase, Rickard had a 31.6 inch vertical and ranked fourth best among TEs at the Showcase. A very impressive looking junior that is one of the top looking play makers for El Dorado and will be a major impact senior in 2023, a player that can play TE and backer, Rickard can play anywhere on the football field, a good hands TE/WR and was second on the team this season with 43 tackles in nine games. A tenacious play making middle linebacker that was one of the tops among play readers for the El Dorado defense this year, can play some coverage and be a guy that is quick to the ball and quick to make a play read and then get right into the action. Also a standout student, Rickard reports a 3.9 GPA.
187 — Caden Ward I 6-2 I 178 I TE I 2026 I Lincoln SE (Neb.)@_CadenWard_
Ward is an impressive looking up and coming freshman tight end from Lincoln Southeast High School, one of those players that has some length to his frame and a player that has some good hands in the open field also, Ward is 6-2, 178 and a very hard man to cover, looking like a future end to watch out for and a player that made some nice catches for the Knights this season.