Jake Paulsen can "turn and burn" on the gridiron if given the opportunity"
Swift Cozad sophomore sprint sensation Jake Paulsen cracked the Rivals list in an article published by Rivals.Com writer Steven Spiewak last week. Paulsen, who clocked :10.6 in the 100 meters last spring was even mentioned in an excerpt in the article......
"While traditional talent-producing states like Florida, Georgia, Texas and California are well represented on the list, America's Heartland also boasts some recruits keep an eye on, such as 6-6, 250 pound offensive lineman Braden Smith of South (Olathe, Jan) and Cozad (Nebr) speedster, Jake Paulsen, who was clocked at :10.6 in the 100 meter dash as a freshman."
If the Haymakers can come up with an offensive line this Fall, Paulsen should shine. As an 8th grade player he scored an amazing 27 touchdowns when I stopped counting and there was at least one or two games remaining. Head football coach Ron Bubak told me they do not keep stats for 8th grade football, but it seemed to me like young Paulsen scored almost every third time he touched the ball.
Jake Paulsen follows some rich Running Back tradition at Cozad, who has boasted 2000 yard rushers such as former Husker Brendon Holbein (2,740 in 1992), Eric Love (2,015-2005 and 2,103-2006) and Jason Luong (2,282 in 2007). Not too many Nebraska high schools can boast of a two-time 2000 yard runner like Love. Mark this kid's name down on your list of football players to follow the next 3 seasons. The 160 pound Paulsen can "turn and burn" if he gets some help up front..................stay tuned.
The Haymakers are in the area September 2nd as they take on Centura in Cairo.