|Olathe Northwest's Adam Harter.|
Position: Linebacker/Running Back
Weight: 225 lbs.
Adam Booth, Leavenworth (2002-2004); Nick Williams, Olathe Northwest (2005-2007)
Harter's a unique talent who, to this point in his career, hasn't really had a steady position for the Ravens. Through two seasons as a varsity starter, Harter's thrown 21 passes, made 20 receptions, carried the ball 139 times and made 32 tackles. In the early stages of his career, many expected Harter to play a Tim Tebow like role as the quarterback for the Ravens. He had quite a bit of hype, and with his size and athletic ability, it looked like he could be the next big thing on the Sunflower League scene.
But a coaching change brought in Chip Sherman, whose spread offensive attack didn't call for a dual-threat quarterback in the mold of Harter. For this reason, Harter took few quarterback reps as a junior, and mainly focused his efforts at the running back and outside linebackers positions. Those efforts saw him rush for 312 yards and four touchdowns, and record 32 tackles to go along with three interceptions and two forced fumbles on defense. Good numbers -- but nothing to write home about.
As a senior this upcoming fall, expectations from within the Olathe Northwest program are for Harter to have a breakout season. He's going to be starting on offense and defense for the Ravens, and the early reports are that he won't even leave the field for special teams. He'll get his opportunity to show the league just what he's made of in full-time duty at set positions throughout 2014.