Deprey should be busy at all-star football game

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OSHKOSH (WLUK) -- Jon Deprey was a one-man wrecking crew last season for Luxemburg-Casco, totaling more than 2,400 yards.

The quarterback did most of his damage with his feet, as he rushed for more than 1,900 yards. That's why he's headed to Upper Iowa this fall to continue his football career.

Before Deprey heads to college, though, he has one more football game to play as he's part of the North team in the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Large School All-Star game Saturday at Titan Stadium.

He will be playing running back as that will be his college position.

"I think it will be pretty comfortable just because throughout middle school I played running back and obviously as quarterback running it, I've done a lot of that," Deprey said. "I really wanted to play football at the next level."

Xavier's Dave Hinkens did not coach Jon Deprey in high school but he has no doubt Deprey will succeed at the next level. Hinkens can't wait to unleash Deprey on Saturday.

"I watched him play in person against Notre Dame (in the playoffs)," Hinkens said. "I walked away and thought he was the most electrifying player I saw last year. Jon's going to be a huge part of what we do.

"We're glad to have him, he's an awesome kid. He's going to be a focal part of what we do. He's going to get the ball a lot."

Hinkens said Deprey can make a simple play look amazing.

"He does things that can't be taught," Hinkens said. "You just give him the ball and everyone holds their breath because you don't know what's coming next. He's an electrifying player, incredible balance, speed, quickness, vision. Besides that, he doesn't have anything."

That could be enough Saturday for the North team.

Follow Doug Ritchay on Twitter @dougritchay

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