By NICK SLOAN, NJSloan212@gmail.com
Kendall Short is one of the many reasons why Mill Valley will be considered the early favorites in the Kaw Valley League in 2012.
The running back committed to Northern Illinois on Friday.
Short ran for 691 yards last year, averaging 5.53 yards a carry. He found the end-zone 6 times last year for the 7-3 Jaguars.
In Mill Valley's strong passing attack, Short had 8 receptions last year for 156 yards and 2 touchdowns.
The 6'3", 215-pound running back was a work-horse, earning four 100-yard games.
Against Bonner Springs, Short had 276 all-purpose yards and 3 touchdowns.