The Top 12 Boys To Watch At the NXR Heartland Region

2. Drew Bosley, Homestead (WI)

Finishing sixth in 2016 with a time of 15 flat -- not to mention, he was the only sophomore in the top 20 -- Bosley comes in as the top returner.

Bosley, like Peters, is also a state champion who took home the Wisconsin Division 1 state title in a time of 15:39. One note to watch in this race: Bosley didn't lace up at Roy Griak or an invitational of that magnitude, so in some respects he hasn't faced stiff competition on a big scene until now. 

While he has yet to break his time from NXR last year (15:00), Bosley has come awfully close posting times of 15:01 and 15:11, and with a time strong enough to earn him a bid to NXN last year, look for a strong finish from the Wisconsin junior.