CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL CLASS OF 2021 RANKINGS It will still be a couple years until we know exactly how good the recruiting class of 2021 in Nebraska will be, but right now it looks like it could be…
CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL CLASS OF 2021 RANKINGS
It will still be a couple years until we know exactly how good the recruiting class of 2021 in Nebraska will be, but right now it looks like it could be one of the best of all time.
Looking at the crop of 2021 talent right now in Nebraska, it looks like a group that could have several impact players at the Division I level and many, many more that will go on to have great college careers at all levels.
The 2021 group is certainly the most loaded top-end recruiting class in the state since the 2013 group that produced Amber and Kadie Rolfzen, Kelly Hunter and Jess Bird. Perhaps the best recruiting class of this century in Nebraska was the 2005 group that featured seven of the top 85 recruits in the nation, led by the likes of Logan View’s Jordan Larson and Papillion-LaVista’s Kyla Roehrig.
The Class of 2021 starts at the top with Skutt’s Lindsay Krause. Krause, a Nebraska recruit playing for Premier 15 Gold, takes the #1 spot in the initial rankings and is realistically one of the top players in the state right now. After Malcolm senior Jaela Zimmerman, you could easily argue Krause is the second-best player in the state. In fact, I think there is a pretty decent chance that Krause could become the first three-time Gatorade Player of the Year for Nebraska. I don’t say that lightly, after all, even with all the great talent that has come through Nebraska, no prep player has ever won the award in consecutive years in Nebraska and only Amber Rolfzen has won it twice – as a sophomore and again her senior year.
And while the list of top talent might start with Krause, there are several other players in the class who are not only a threat to dethrone her from the top spot, but are also capable of become one of the top recruits in the nation.
Elkhorn South 6’3 middle Rylee Gray of Nebraska Elite’s 151 Revolution team is right on the heels of Krause for the top spot and comes in at #2. Gray is purposely putting off committing for college for as long as she is able, but like Krause, she was offered by Nebraska before ever playing a high school match. She’s also drawn the interest of national powers such as Stanford and many others.
At #3 is Alexis Markowski, 6’3 MH for Licnoln Pius X that is completely under the national radar right now, but that’s certainly about to change. Markowski missed her entire freshman year with an injury, but had been dominating people at the varsity level during summer camps in 2017. Playing for the VCNebraska 16 Elite team, Markowski is going to have a lot of eyes on her this club year and will likely have many offers to choose from.
One of the big mysteries – if you will – of the 2021 class is Wahoo’s Elle Glock – who comes in at #4. It doesn’t take much to realize the athletic 6’0 RS for the Warriors has big-time talent at the net, but what makes her stock rise is the fact that she’s training as a setter and will set for the VCNebraska 15 Elite team. If her athleticism translates at the setter position, she has a chance to be one of the most dynamic players at that position in several years in Nebraska.
How good is the Class of 2021? Consider that a 6’0 freshman full-rotation outside hitter who was the best player on her team at a Nebraska powerhouse like Papillion-LaVista comes in at #5. That’s Norah Sis of the Premier 15 Gold club team. Sis was one of the most complete players in Class A as a very poised, fundamentally sound attacker and has all the makings of being a top 100 recruit nationally. Sis delivered 353 kills as a freshman for the Monarchs while hitting .286 and was third on the team in digs and serve receive. She has a chance to finish her career at Papillion-LaVista among the very best to have ever played there.