- • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2006)
2007 Outlook: Outfielder Aaron Jarosh (JA-rosh) comes to Nebraska after a decorated high school career in Iowa • Earned first-team all-state honors in three sports (baseball, football and track) during his prep career and was among the top players in the Midwest in both baseball and football • Started all four seasons in high school, hitting 26 homers and stealing 55 bases for Ankeny High School • Blessed with exceptional athletic ability, quick bat speed and a strong throwing arm suitable for either corner outfield position • Has been slowed in his development because of an injury that forced him to miss fall practice • Will challenge for playing time in the outfield if he returns to full health in the spring • Reunites with former Ankeny High School teammate Jeff Lanning on the 2007 Husker roster.
Ankeny High School: Started all four years at Ankeny High School for Coach Mark Hey, totaling 158 runs scored, 27 doubles, eight triples, 26 homers and 55 stolen bases • Rated by Baseball America as the No. 2 high school prospect in Iowa for the 2006 MLB Draft and was one of the top-400 seniors in the country • Garnered first-team all-state accolades as a senior, hitting .375 with two homers, 30 runs scored and eight stolen bases • Enjoyed an exceptional junior season, hitting .392 with 12 homers, 31 RBIs, 67 runs scored and 23 stolen bases in leading Ankeny to a 39-7 record and a state Class 4A runner-up finish • Showed exceptional athletic ability, earning first-team all-state honors in three sports (baseball, football and track) during his high school career • Selected to the Des Moines Register Elite all-star team as a defensive back as he was rated the No. 95 safety in the country by ESPN.com • Was a four-year starter in football who garnered recognition at both quarterback and defensive back, leading his team to three straight semifinal appearances • Won the 2004 Class 4A state title in the long jump and held Ankeny’s school record in the event with a jump of 23-3 • Named to the honor roll all eight semesters in high school and was a 12-time CIML All-Academic Team member • Was recruited by Georgia Tech, Northern Iowa and Iowa in baseball, and also drew recruiting interest from the Hawkeyes in football.
Personal: Born on Sept. 28, 1987, in Des Moines, Iowa • Parents are Randel and Lisa Jarosh • Has one brother (Nick) • Has not declared a major, but carried a 3.602 GPA in his first semester at Nebraska.