Pratt, Kan., offensive lineman Scott Krehbiel became a name on at least one school's recruiting board during the summer prior to his junior season. Then as word of his play during his sophomore campaign made the way around, more schools started to check out the future offensive tackle.
"Scott was on all-state lists after his sophomore year," Pratt coach Jeff Fuss said of Kreihbiel. "Then he went to Colorado State's camp last summer and was named the outstanding camper by the coaches out there. They have been recruiting him since then.
"But, during his junior season, we had a breakout of viral meningitis and it hit almost all of our team at one time or another. Scott was out for some of the early games. He made it back for our last five games and over those five games, his play was outstanding. The tape of those games is getting mailed out and he is getting attention from Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas and Kansas State in addition to Colorado State."
None of the schools has extended a scholarship offer, yet, according to Fuss.
"He hasn't gotten an offer yet," the coach said. "It won't be long, I don't think. I think as they start to look more at the film, they'll realize that is what they want to do. When you see him on film, you'll know he can play. It isn't often you see a 6-foot-7, 272-pound guy who can run a 4.90 40-yard dash and one that also has a 31-inch vertical jump."
Krehbiel was not an all-area selection during his junior season, but Fuss knows the reason.
"He missed the early games and didn't play until later and that lack of more games kept him from being picked for those teams. His play was good enough over those last five games to be part of the area teams, for sure."