Jake Archer is a Lincoln Journal Star Super State linebacker out of Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha, Neb. As a senior for the Class B runner-up SkyHawks in 2017, Archer recorded 131 tackles, including 11 tackles in the state championship game, as he was a member of the Omaha World-Herald all-state and all-area teams. He holds school records for most tackles in a game (23 in the state semifinal game) and in a career (371). He had five sacks and two interceptions on the defensive side of the ball, while rushing for 687 yards and seven touchdowns as a running back. Archer was a Lincoln Journal Star all-state linebacker as a junior in 2016 when he helped Skutt Catholic to the state final.