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Class of 2016 Minnesota HS Football Recruits

Class of 2016 Top Player List

Below is a summary of a Minnesota top players for the Class of 2016.  Selection is based on season performance, post season honors, college potential, and college offers. As with all of our content, this expanded recruiting coverage from VAmes will continue to be free – a long time commitment by GopherHole. We look forward to having VAmes updates on the GopherHole webpages now as well as future updates on the message boards. To provide input on top players missing from the list or if you would like to get involved, please feel free to contact VAmes on Facebook under Bronko Nagurski.

 

State of Minnesota Class of 2016 Top Football Recruits

Rank Name High School Position Height/Weight Gophers Status Offers Notes Highlight Video
BCS/FBS Offers (30)
1 Carter Coughlin Eden Prairie DE/LB 6'4 215 Committed to Minnesota Minnesota, Oregon, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan State, Pittsburgh At 2015 NIKE Opening in Chicago, recorded a 4.53 40, 4.16 shuttle, 40 PB, 36.1 VJ, and 123.6 SPARQ score. 2014 All State First Team. Star Tribune All Metro. KARE 11 All Metro Team. Starting DE for 6A State Champs. In junior season, had 14 sacks. In 8 games as a sophomore, had 42 tackles (28 solo), 6 sacks, 6 TFL, and 1 forced fumble. Has a recorded 4.55 40, 29" vertical, max bench is 265, and max squat is 450. 2014 Highlight Video
2 Seth Green East Ridge (Transfer to Allen, Texas) QB 6'4 210 Committed to Minnesota Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oregon, Louisville, Michigan State, Illinois, Iowa, Pittsburgh, Toledo 2014 Star Tribune All Metro Second Team. Pioneer Press All Metro. In 11 games, completed 142 of 259 passes for 1850 yards (168 ypg) and 20 TDs. Has rushed for 551 yards and 5 TDs. In 10 games as a sophomore, completed 86 of 162 passes for 1322 yards and 13 TDs. 2014 Highlight Video
3 Sam Schlueter Mayer Lutheran OL/DL 6'6 280 Committed to Minnesota Minnesota, Michigan State, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Louisville, Iowa State, SDSU Three year starter. In 9 games on defense as sophomore, had 43 tackles (10 solo) and 1 sack. 2014 Highlight Video
4 JD Spielman Eden Prairie DB 5'8 180 Committed to Nebraska Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa, Nebraska, Iowa State 2014 All State Second Team. Star Tribune All Metro. Two year starter on defense.
5 Matt Kegel Chaska OL 6'6 305 Committed to Oklahoma State Minnesota, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Pittsburgh Three year starting varsity player. 2014 Highlight Video
6 Tyler Johnson Minneapolis North QB 6'2 185 Committed to Minnesota Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Iowa State, NDSU 2014 All State Third Team. Star Tribune All Metro 2nd Team. In 12 games, has completed 110 of 226 passes for 1702 yards and 26 TDs. Has rushed for 1340 yards (10.6 ypc) and 14 TDs. On defense, had 20 tackles, 3 TFL, 1 sack, 9 INTs and 4 INT returned for TDs. In 8 games as a sophomore, completed 101 of 198 passes for 1986 yards and 24 TDs. Had 117 carries for 688 yards and 10 TDs. 2014 Highlight Video
7 Patrick Kasl Forest Lake OL 6'6 280 Committed to Wisconsin Minnesota, Wisconsin, Vanderbilt, Wyoming, Eastern Michigan, SDSU, South Dakota, North Dakota, Yale, Holy Cross Committed to Wisconsin. At 2015 NIKE Opening in Chicago, recorded a 4.3 shuttle, 42 PB, 28.5 VJ, and 106.83 SPARQ score. Three year starter on varsity. Has recorded a 4.6 pro agility, 27.5" vertical, 315 max bench, and 455 max squat. Has a 4.0 GPA and 31 ACT. 2014 Highlight Video
8 Jojo Garcia East Ridge DE 6'3 275 Committed Iowa Western (JC) Minnesota, Michigan State, Western Michigan In 9 games as a junior, had 27 tackles (16 solo), 5 TFL, .5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovered. 2014 Highlight Video
9 Ramaud Chiaokhiao-Bowman Breck WR 6'3 185 Committed to Northwestern Minnesota, Northwestern, Wyoming, Ball State, Northern Iowa, Southern Illinois, Bryant, Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Lafayette Committed to Northwestern. In 8 games as a junior, had 28 receptions for 474 yards and 10 TDs. On defnese had 29 tackles and 4 INTs. In 9 games as a sophomore, had 46 receptions for 650 yards and 3 TDs. On defense, had 58 tackles (24 solo), 1 TFL, 3 forced fumbles, 2 fumbles recovered, 1 INT, and 3 PDs. Has recorded a 4.69 40, 36" vertical, 235 max bench, and 360 max squat. 2014 Highlight Video
10 Brian Lankford-Johnson Cretin-Derham Hall (transfer to Florida) RB 6'1 190 Committed to Purdue Purdue, Louisville, Cincinnati, Georgia Southern, New Mexico State, South Florida, Idaho, Central Florida 2014 Highlight Video
11 Phillip Howard Cooper WR/Ath 5'11 175 Committed to Minnesota Minnesota, Wyoming, Western Michigan, NDSU, Illinois State, SDSU, UNI, North Dakota 2014 All Conference. In 8 games, has passed for 1056 yards and rushed 622 yards. 2013 All Conference. In sophomore season, had 20 receptions for 248 yards and 2 TDs. On defense, had 20 tackles. 2014 Highlight Video
12 Amani Hooker Park Center WR/DB 6'1 185 Committed to Iowa Iowa, New Mexico, Northern Iowa, NDSU, South Dakota Committed to Iowa. 2014 All Conference. In 10 games, has 34 receptions for 702 yards and 8 TDs. On defense, has 53 tackles and 5 TFLs. 2013 and 2012 All Conference. Starting cornerback as freshman and sophomore. In sophomore season, had 46 tackles (32 solo). Has recorded a 4.48 40, 4.2 shuttle, 33" vertical, 240 max bench, and 400 max squat. 2014 Highlight Video
13 Kamal Martin Burnsville QB/Ath 6'3 200 Commited to Minnesota Minnesota, Eastern Michigan, Northern Iowa Committed to Eastern Michigan. 2014 All Conference. In 10 games, completed 55 of 103 passes for 923 yards and 10 TDs. On defense, had 20 tackles and 1 INT. Has recorded a 4.69 40, 265 max bench, and 330 max squat. 2014 Highlight Video
14 Drew Hmielewski Marshall DB 6'3 190 Committed to Minnesota Minnesota, NDSU, SDSU, North Dakota, South Dakota 2014 All Conference and All Area. 2013 All Conference and All Area. 2014 Highlight Video
15 Connor Olson Monticello OL 6'5 270 Committed to Minnesota Minnesota, South Dakota, Princeton, Harvard, Yale Committed to Minnesota. 2014 All Conference 2nd Team. Starting OL junior year. Has a 3.8 GPA. 2014 Highlight Video
16 Thomas Barber Armstrong LB/RB 6'1 225 Committed to Minnesota Minnesota In 9 games as a junior, had 132 tackles (107 solo), 1 sack, 2 FF, and 2 INT. On offense, has 72 carries for 413 yards and 6 TD. In 8 games as a sophomore, had 96 tackles (74 solo) and 1 INT. On offense, had 58 carries for 235 yards and 3 TDs. Younger brother of Marion and Dom Barber of the Gophers and NFL. 2014 Highlight Video
17 Russell Becker Maple Grove/MSCTC (Fergus Falls JC) DE 6'4 255 Committed to Cal Cal In sophomore season at MSCTC, had 53 tackles, 10 sacks, and 1 FF.
18 Jamahl Johnson Prior Lake DL 6'1 305 Committed to Iowa State Iowa State, South Dakota 2015 All Metro. In senior season, had 61 tackles, 16 TFL, 4 sacks, and 2 blocked punts. 2014 All State First Team. Star Tribune All Metro. KARE 11 All Metro. In 11 games, had 72 tackles, 10 sacks, 20 TFL, and 3 blocked kicks. In sophomore season, had 41 tackles, 13 TFL, and 4.5 sacks. Recorded a 5.21 40, 4.68 shuttle, 24" vertical, 300 max bench, and 500 max squat. 2014 Highlight Video
19 Malik Besseck Robbinsdale Armstrong OL 6'4 275 Committed to Georgia State Missouri, Georgia State, Northern Iowa, South Dakota Two year starting offensive lineman. 2014 Highlight Video
20 Kayode Awosika Maple Grove OL 6'5 265 Committed to Buffalo Iowa Sate, Buffalo, Wyoming, Hawaii, NDSU, Illinois State, Northern Iowa, SDSU, Montana, Montana State, South Dakota 2014 All Conference. Two year starter on offensive line. 2014 Highlight Video
21 Kjetil Cline East Ridge (Transfer to IMG Academy) WR 6'0 190 Committed to Army Pittsburgh, Western Michigan, Army In 11 games as a junior, has 57 receptions for 587 yards and 6 TDs. In 7 games as a sophomore, had 21 receptions for 400 yards and 4 TDs. Recorded an electronic 4.43 40 2014 Highlight Video
22 Benn Olson Burnsville OL 6'4 265 Committed to Northern Illinois Northern Illinois, SDSU, Montana, South Dakota, Valprasio Committed to Northern Illinois. 2014 All Conference. 2013 All Conference HM. Two year starter on offensive line. Has a 3.3 GPA. 2014 Highlight Video
23 Tommy Doyle Edina OL/DL 6'7 250 Committed to Miami (Oho) Western Michigan, Nevada, Miami (Ohio), Eastern Michigan, Illinois State, Northern Iowa, Montana, South Dakota (Updated 6/19) Commited to Miami (Ohio). 2014 All Conference HM. In 9 games, has 43 tackles, 2 TFL, 6 sacks, 2 FF and 3 PDs. Has a 3.3 GPA and 25 ACT. 2014 Highlight Video
24 Lewis Kidd Totino-Grace DL 6'6 255 Committed to Montana State New Mexico, Montana State, Montana, South Dakota 2014 All Conference. In 13 games, had 84 tackles (39 solo), 10 TFL, 2 sacks, 2 FF, and 3 PDs. Has a 3.85 GPA. Highlight Video
25 Gavin Bassett Farmington LB 6'1 205 Committed to Army Air Force Army, NDSU, SDSU, South Dakota, North Dakota Committed to Army. 2015 NUC LB MVP with a 4.57 40, 4.2 shuttle, 38.5 VJ, and 9-1 BJ. 2014 All Conference. In junior season, had 121 tackles (92 solo), 7 TFL, 2 sacks, 3 FF, 1 FR, 4 PDs, and 1 INT. Has recorded a 4.66 40, 270 max bench, 505 max squat, 36" vertical, and 4.24 agility drill. 2014 Highlight Video
26 Deon Dorvil RCTC/Edina DL 6'0 295 Central Michigan (Added 2/23) MCAC All Division First Team 2015 Highlight Video
27 Kieran Johnson Central Lakes CC/Tartan WR 6'2 205 Committed to Minnesota (PWO) Buffalo, Troy In 2015 season at CLC, had 69 receptions for 1404 yards and 24 TDS. 2015 Highlight Video
28 Sean Engel Chaska WR 6'5 200 Committed to NDSU. Wyoming, NDSU, Northern Iowa, SDSU, Southern Illinois, South Dakota, Western Illinois, Cornell, Bucknell At 2015 NIKE Opening in Chicago, recorded a 4.74 40, 4.33 shuttle, 34 PB, and 29.6 VJ. Attended Minnesota and NDSU junior day events. Received junior day/spring practice invite from Minnesota,Boise State, Nevada, Montana, Princeton, and Penn. 2014 All Conference. In 10 games, had 27 receptions for 391 yards and 8 TDs. Younger brother of Derrick Engel. Has recorded a 4.68 40, 31" vertical, and 315 max squat. Has a 3.5 GPA. 2014 Highlight Video
29 Dillon Radunz Becker OL/DL 6'6 265 Committed to NDSU. Wyoming, NDSU, SDSU, South Dakota Committed to NDSU. 2014 St. Cloud All Area First Team. All Conference. Two way starter. On defense, had 42 tackles, 7 TFL, 2 sacks, and 1 FR. 2014 Highlight Video
30 Eji Ejiya NDSCS/Spring Lake Park LB 6'2 230 Committed to North Texas North Texas, Northern Iowa 2012 All-State Second Team Offense. 2012 All-Metro First Team. 2012 All-Pioneer Press First Team. 2012 Conference MVP. In 10 games, had 175 carries for 1554 yards (8.8 ypc) and 17 TDs. On defense, had 105 tackles (60 solo). Had taken unofficial visit to Minnesota. . 2012 Highlight Video
31 Alex Probert Andover K Committed to Liberty. Army, Liberty University Committed to Liberty University. 2014 Highlight Video
FCS Offers (22)
32 Moses Nyangacha Cooper DB 6'0 190 Committed to NDSU. NDSU, Northern Iowa, SDSU, South Dakota Committed to NDSU. In 10 games, had 58 tackles, 5 PDs, 1 FF, 1 FR, and 4 INT. In sophomore season, had 49 tackles (16 solo), 5 PDs, and 2 INTs. Has recorded a 4.59 40, 35" vertical, 9'4 broadjump, and 380 squat. 2014 Highlight Video
33 Henry Van Dellen Providence Academy QB 6'4 190 Committed to NDSU. NDSU D2 - UMD 2014 All Conference Honorable Mention. Two year starter. Has passed for over 2000 yards and 20 TDs. 2014 Highlight Video
34 Beau Pauly Becker LB 6'2 200 Committed to NDSU. NDSU 2014 All Conference. In 13 games, has 83 tackles, 11 TFL, 5.5 sacks, 1 FF, and 2 PDs. 2013 All Conference HM. In sophomore season, had 64 tackles (32 solo), 8 TFL and 2 INTs. Named 2016 NFN Combine King. Recorded a 4.9 40 (electronic), 29.3 vertical jump, 14 reps of 185, 4.4 shuttle, and 8"10 broad jump. Has a 3.54 GPA. 2014 Highlight Video
35 Jake Hartford Centennial DB 6'3 215 Commited to Northern Iowa Northern Iowa, SDSU, North Dakota, South Dakota
36 Jake Richardson Minnehaha Academy LB/DE 6'2 215 Committed to South Dakota Northern Iowa, SDSU, South Dakota 2014 All Conference. In 9 games had 50 tackles, 12 TFL, 9 sacks, 2 FR, 3 FF, and 3 PDs.
37 Nick Kramer Providence Academy OLB/DE 6'4 220 Committed to South Dakota Northern Iowa, Dayton, South Dakota, North Dakota, Columbia 2014 All Conference and All Section. In 10 games, had 78 tackles, 15 TFL, 11.5 sacks, 2 FF, and 5 pass deflections. 2014 NUC Midwest Ultimate 100 LB MVP. In 7 games as a sophomore, had 47 tackles (28 solo), 5 TFL, 1 sack, and 1 fumble recovery. Has recorded a 4.74 40, 4.26 shuttle, 30.5" vertical, 260 max bench, and 325 max squat. Has a 3.1 GPA and 26 ACT. 2014 Highlight Video
38 Jake Bacon Hastings OL 6'6 295 Committed to Drake. SDSU, North Dakota, South Dakota , Drake, Cornell, Columbia, Valparaiso Two year starter. Was 31-6 at HWT in wrestling. Recorded a 50'1" shot in track and field. Recorded a 5.1 40, 365 max bench, 495 max squat, and 315 clean. Has a 3.82 GPA and 33 ACT. 2014 Highlight Video
39 Tolu Ogunrinde Park of Cottage Grove RB 6'2 220 Committed to SDSU SDSU, Northern Iowa, South Dakota In 5 games, has 63 carries for 395 yards and 2 TDs. Has recorded a 32" vertical, 255 max bench, and 355 max squat.
40 Bennett Helgren Edina OL 6'6 270 Committed to North Dakota SDSU, North Dakota, South Dakota 2014 All Conference HM. Started all games in junior season. Has a 3.4 GPA. 2014 Highlight Video
41 Isaiah Weston St. Michael-Albertville WR 6'4 190 Committed to Northern Iowa. SDSU, Northern Iowa 2014 All Conference. Division Most Valuable WR. In 9 games, has 23 receptions for 554 yards and 6 TDs. In 2014 Track, recorded 14.93 110m hurdle, 6'7 high jump, and 22'4 long jump. 2014 Highlight Video
42 Evan Holm Edina DB 6'0 170 Committed to North Dakota SDSU, North Dakota Committed to North Dakota. 2014 All Conference. In 8 games, had 56 tackles, 13 PDs, 1 FF, 2 INTs, and 2 defensive TDs. Selected to National Rugby team. Recorded a 4.46 40 (electronic) 2014 Highlight Video
43 Connor Novak Goar Eden Prairie DL 6'2 255 Attended Minnesota Junior Day. Northern Iowa In 14 games, had 38 tackles, 8 TFL, 2 sacks, and 1 PBU. Two year varsity player for Eden Prairie. Has recorded a 23" vertical, 345 max bench, and 455 max squat. 2014 Highlight Video
44 Elerson Smith Minneapolis South DE/Ath 6'6 190 Committed to Northern Iowa. Northern Iowa In 9 games, had 67 tackles, 8 TFL, 7 sacks, 2 FF, and 2 FR. On offense, had 21 receptions for 653 yards and 3 TDs. In 8 games, had 42 tackles (12 solo), 6 TFL, and 9.5 sacks. Has recorded a 4.70 40, 32.5" vertical, 225 max bench, and 330 max squat. 2014 Highlight Video
45 Brison White Cretin-Derham Hall DB 5'9 195 Committed to Northern Iowa Northern Iowa In 9 games a junior, had 64 tackles, 6 TFL, 4 sacks, 2 FF, and 6 PBU. 2014 Highlight Video
46 Jake Geier Andover WR 6'2 190 Committed to North Dakota North Dakota D2 - Minnesota-Duluth Committed to North Dakota. 2014 All Conference. In 9 games, has 35 receptions for 559 yards and 5 TDs. Had 863 all-purpose yards and 13 total TDs. Has recorded a 4.49 40 , 4.0 shuttle, 37" vertical, 275 max bench, and 385 max squat. Has a 3.03 GPA. 2014 Highlight Video
47 Travis Toivonen Red Wing WR 6'3 200 Committed to North Dakota North Dakota
48 Michael Griffin Park DB 6'0 195 Committed to SMSU North Dakota, Northern Iowa D2 - SMSU Named 2015 NUC Combine King with 4.48 40, 37.5 VJ, and 10 BJ. 2014 All Conference HM. In 9 games, had 103 tackles (50 solo), 3 sacks, 5 PBU, 2 TFL, 3 INTs, and 1 FF. In 8 games as a junior, had 36 tackles (19 solo) and 5 pass deflections. Has recorded a 4.53 40, 40" vertical, 225 max bench, and 375 max squat. 2014 Highlight Video
49 Nathan Nguon Eagan OL 6'3 280 Committed to North Dakota North Dakota
50 Nate Chaffee St. Thomas Acadey LB 6'4 245 Committed to Harvard Harvard Injured in junior year. 2013 All Conference.
51 Alex Johnson East Ridge DB 6'0 185 Committed to Holy Cross Holy Cross (Updated 6/8) Has attended junior day/spring practice events at Minnesota and Princeton. Plans to attend events at Wyoming and NDSU. 2014 All Conference. In 11 games, has 43 tackles, 9 sacks, 10 TFL, 16 QB hurries, and 1 FR. Max bench is 240 and max squat is 405. Has a 3.56 GPA. 2014 Highlight Video
52 Dan Monson Rosemount LB 6'2 225 Committed to Minnesota Duluth Columbia, Valparaiso D2 - Minnesota Duluth 2014 All Conference. In 11 games, had 98 tackles, 11.5 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 2 FR, 2 FF, 1 INT, and 2 PD. In 13 games as a sophomore, had 64 tackles and 4 sacks. Has recorded 275 max bench, 415 max squat, and 295 max clean. Has a 3.87 GPA and 31 ACT. 2014 Highlight Video
53 Van Neils Mankato West RB 6'0 200 Committed to Columbia Columbia 2014 All Conference. In 13 games, had 136 carries for 1142 yards, 8.4 ypg, and 10 TDs. Nephew of former Gopher/NFL player Steve Neils. Max bench is 285 and max squat is 460. Has a 4.09 GPA and 34 on ACT. 2014 Highlight Video
54 Devan Hunt Edina DL 6'4 280 Committed to North Dakota (PWO) Valparaiso, North Dakota (PWO), SDSU (PWO), (Updated 3/16) Attended Minnesota, Iowa State, NIU, NDSU, and SDSU junior days. Received junior day/spring practice invites from Wisconsin, Montana, and North Dakota. 2014 All Conference HM. In 8 games, had 46 tackles, 5 TFLs, and 2 sacks. 2014 All Conference HM in wrestling with 28-6 record. Has a 3.2 GPA and 24 ACT. 2014 Highlight Video
55 Tre Morris Centennial OL 6'2 270 Committed to South Dakota (PWO) Stetston PWO - South Dakota Two year starting offensive lineman. Has recorded a 300 max bench, 425 max squat, and 24" vertical. 2014 Highlight Video
Quarterbacks
Seth Green East Ridge (Transfer to Allen, Texas) QB 6'4 210 Committed to Minnesota Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oregon, Louisville, Michigan State, Illinois, Iowa, Pittsburgh, Toledo 2014 Star Tribune All Metro Second Team. Pioneer Press All Metro. In 11 games, completed 142 of 259 passes for 1850 yards (168 ypg) and 20 TDs. Has rushed for 551 yards and 5 TDs. In 10 games as a sophomore, completed 86 of 162 passes for 1322 yards and 13 TDs. 2014 Highlight Video
Tyler Johnson Minneapolis North QB/Ath 6'2 185 Committed to Minnesota Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Iowa State, NDSU 2014 All State Third Team. Star Tribune All Metro 2nd Team. In 12 games, has completed 110 of 226 passes for 1702 yards and 26 TDs. Has rushed for 1340 yards (10.6 ypc) and 14 TDs. On defense, had 20 tackles, 3 TFL, 1 sack, 9 INTs and 4 INT returned for TDs. In 8 games as a sophomore, completed 101 of 198 passes for 1986 yards and 24 TDs. Had 117 carries for 688 yards and 10 TDs. 2014 Highlight Video
Kamal Martin Burnsville QB/Ath 6'3 200 Commited to Minnesota Minnesota, Eastern Michigan, Northern Iowa Committed to Eastern Michigan. 2014 All Conference. In 10 games, completed 55 of 103 passes for 923 yards and 10 TDs. On defense, had 20 tackles and 1 INT. Has recorded a 4.69 40, 265 max bench, and 330 max squat. 2014 Highlight Video
Henry Van Dellen Providence Academy QB 6'4 190 Committed to NDSU. NDSU D2 - UMD 2014 All Conference Honorable Mention. Two year starter. Has passed for over 2000 yards and 20 TDs. 2014 Highlight Video
Nick Rooney RCTC/Minnetonka QB 6'2 205 D2 - UMD 2014 First Team All Division. In 11 games, completed 205 of 326 passes (63%) for 3542 yards (326 ypg) and 48 TDs. In senior season, completed 163 of 281 passes (58%) for 2104 yards and 16 TDs. Has recorded a 4.8 40, 4.28 shuffle, and 250 max clean.
John Larson Braham QB 6'1 200 Committed to Minnesota-Duluth D2 - Bemidji (Updated 6/11) Has attended SDSU spring practice. Has received junior day/spring practices invites from Montana State, UNI, Drake, South Dakota, Princeton, and Yale. 2014 All Conference MVP. In junior season, had 1999 passing yards and 30 TDs, 894 rushing yards and 17 TDs. 2013 All Conference MVP. In sophomore season, completed 161 of 278 passes (58%) for 2408 yards and 29 TDs. Had 149 carries for 666 yards and 10 TDs. On defense, had 41 tackles, 1.5 TFL, and 4 sacks. Recorded a 4.82 40 (electronic), 4.61 40 (hand), 30" vertical, 230 max bench, and 315 max squat. Has a 3.78 GPA and 24 ACT. 2014 Highlight Video
Luke Narveson Belle Plaine QB 6'3 195 Committed to SMSU (Updated 8/9) Attended Minnesota and UNI spring practice/junior day event. Received junior day/spring practice invites from Minnesota, Utah, UNI, Drake, Montana and Princeton. 2014 All Conference. In 11 games, completed 132 of 225 passes (59%) for 1762 yards (160 ypg) and 18TDs. Had 103 carries for 737 yards (7.2 ypc) and 16 TDs. 2013 Confernce MVP. In 9 games as a sophomore, has completed 97 of 185 passes for 1820 yards and 12 TDs. Has recorded a 4.61 40, 32" vertical, 240 max bench, and 345 max squat. Has a 3.77 GPA. 2014 Highlight Video
Trent Pink Elk River QB 6'3 195 Committed to SCSU. 2014 All Conference. In 10 games, had 92 carries for 615 yards and 16 TDs. Passed for 300 yards and 4 TDs. 2014 Highlight Video
Sam Klug Highland Park QB 6'1 210 (New 7 Feb ) 2014 All Conference. In 8 games, completed 110 of 200 passes for 1210 yards, 151 ypg, and 12 TDs. Rushed for 253 yards and 3 TDs. Has recorded a 4.78 40, 257 max bench, and 315 max squat. Has a 3.07 GPA. 2014 Highlight Video
Hank Seward Orono QB 5'8 165 In 10 games, completed 126 of 196 passes (64%) for 1743 yards and 20 TDs. 2014 Highlight Video
Hunter Trautman St. Francis QB 6'0 195 In 10 games, completed 81 of 131 passes (62%) for 1305 yards (131 ypg) and 16 TDs. Has recorded a 4.6 40, 4.21 shuttle, 235 max bench, and 365 max squat.
Matthew Dionne-Fine Bloomington Kennedy QB 6'1 175 In 9 games, has completed 91 of 210 passes for 1139 yards and 11 TDs. Had 205 rushing yards.
Kollin Hanson Bethlehem Academy - Faribault QB 6'3 215 Injured at beginning of season. In junior season, completed 34 of 60 passes for 643 yards and 7 TDs. In 12 games as a sophomore, passed for 1125 yards and 13 TDs. Has recorded a 250 max bench, 300 max squat.
Running Backs
Tolu Ogunrinde Park of Cottage Grove RB 6'2 220 Committed to SDSU SDSU, Northern Iowa, South Dakota (Updated 2/14) Received junior day/spring practice invite SDSU and North Dakota. In 5 games, has 63 carries for 395 yards and 2 TDs. Has recorded a 32" vertical, 255 max bench, and 355 max squat.
Jaxson Turner Esko RB/Ath 6'2 190 Commited to North Dakota North Dakota D2 - MSU Mankato (Updated 4/5) Attended Minnesota and NDSU junior day event. Received invite to UNI junior day/spring practice. 2014 All Area and All Conference. In 9 games, had 165 carries for 1600 yards, 9.7 ypc, 177 ypg, 400 receiving yards, and 27 TDs. On defense, had 28 tackles, 12 PBU, 4 INTs and 2 FFs. Has recorded a 4.55 40, 36" vertical, 225 max bench, and 355 max squat. Has a 3.4 GPA. 2014 Highlight Video
Van Neils Mankato West RB 6'0 200 Committed to Columbia Columbia (Updated 6/11) Attended Minnesota and SDSU junior day/spring practice event. 2014 All Conference. In 13 games, had 136 carries for 1142 yards, 8.4 ypg, and 10 TDs. Nephew of former Gopher/NFL player Steve Neils. Max bench is 285 and max squat is 460. Has a 4.09 GPA and 34 on ACT. 2014 Highlight Video
Logan Hatfield Bemidji RB 5'10 180 Attended Minnesota Junior Day. D2 - Mary (Updated 6/13) Received junior day/spring practice invites from Minnesota and North Dakota. 2014 All Conference and All Section. In 11 games, rushed for 1690 yards, 153 ypg, and 25 TDs. Has recorded a 235 max bench and 405 max squat. Has a 3.75 GPA and 30 ACT. 2014 Highlight Video
Xavier Ray Minnehaha Academy RB 5'10 175 (Updated 8/10) Ineligible to play in 2015 season. 2014 All Conference Offensive MVP. In 9 games, has 213 carries for 1631 yards and 22 TDs. Had 181 ypg average. In 8 games as a sophomore, had 145 yards for 1049 yards and 12 TDs. 2014 Highlight Video
Keegan Moore Jackson County RB 5'11 205 Commited to Oklahoma State (Wrestling) 2014 All Conference. All Area. In 10 games, had 192 carries for 1458 yards, 7.6 ypc, 146 ypg, and 17 TDs. 2013 All Conference. Has recorded a 4.63 40, 285 max bench, and 430 max squat. 2014 Highlight Video
Isley Carrington Spring Lake Park RB 5'10 170 Committed to SMSU (Updated 4/6) Has received junior day/spring practice events from Minnesota, NDSU, SDSU, UND, and Yale. 2014 All Conference HM. In 10 games, had 212 carries for 1460 yards, 6.9 ypc, 146 ypg, and 16 TDs. Has recorded a 4.38 40, 31.5" vertical, 240 max bench, and 5 reps of 300 squat. 2014 Highlight Video
Anthony Anderson Iowa Western/ Minnetonka RB 6'2 235 In 8 games, has 45 carries for 252 yards and 7 TDs. In senior season, was named 2013 All Conference and rushed for over 1400 yards and 11 TDs 2014 Highlight Video
Levonte Taylor Cooper RB 5'5 175 Attended Minnesota Junior Day. 2014 All Conference Offensive MVP. In 8 games, had 161 carries for 1162 yards, 7.2 ypc, 145 ypg, and 16 TDs. Had 12 receptions for 89 yards. In sophomore season, had 115 carries for 858 yards (7.5 ypc) and 9 TDs. Had 8 receptions for 116 yards. 2014 Highlight Video
Stephon Day Simley RB 6'0 165 Received invite to Minnesota junior day. Injured junior season. In 8 games as a sophomore, had 44 carries for 436 yards (9.9 ypc) and 2 TDS. 2014 Highlight Video
Kejuon Burton St Paul Johnson RB 5'8 190 (Updated 4/6) Has received junior day/spring practice/camp invites from SDSU, UMD, and SCSU. 2014 All Conference. In 8 games, had 204 carries for 1139 yards, 142 ypg, and 11 TDs. 2014 Highlight Video
Prince Kruah Osseo RB 5'7 170 In 9 games, had 137 carries for 1265 yards, 9.2 ypc, 141 ypg, and 14 TDs. In sophomore season, had 127 carries for 803 yards and 8 TDs. Only sophomore to play on varsity team. 2014 Highlight Video
Max Simmons Bloomington Kennedy RB 5'8 165 Committed to SMSU In 9 games, has 137 carries for 1205 yards, 8.8 ypgc, 133 ypg, and 17 TDs. Has 20 receptions for 237 yards and 2 TD. 2014 Highlight Video
Greg Henry Rochester Mayo RB 5'11 170 2014 All Conference. In 10 games, had 165 carries for 1169 yards, 7.1 ypc, 116 ypg, and 11 TDs. 2014 Highlight Video
Cortez Jackson Coon Rapids RB 5'10 165 In 9 games, had 167 carries for 882 yards and 5 TDs. Recorded a 4.5 40 and 315 max squat. 2014 Highlight Video
Emmanuel Williams Tartan RB 5'8 170 (Updated 5/16) Has received junior day/spring practice invites to NDSU, SDSU, UND, UMD, and WSU. In 6 games, has 82 carries for 818 yards and 8 TDs. Has recorded a 4.45 40, 42" vertical, 225 max bench, and 420 max squat. 2014 Highlight Video
Andrew Owodunni Prior Lake RB 6'0 225 In 10 games, had 104 carries for 624 yards, 6'0 ypc, and 9 TDs. 2014 Highlight Video
Nate Kroutil Blaine RB 6'0 200 Committed to Bemidji State (Updated 4/6) Attended junior day event at SDSU. Has received junior day/spring practice invites from SDSU and UND. In 6 games, had 90 carries for 435 yards and 5 TDs. Injured for first part of season. 2013 All Conference. In 8 games as a sophomore, had 120 carries for 734 yards and 6 TDs. 2014 NFN Combine King with 4.59 40 (electronic), 20 reps at 185, and 30" vertical. 2014 Highlight Video
JaMichael Ellis Hopkins RB 5'8 195 In 3 games, has 34 carries for 176 yards and 2 TDs. Transfer from Kentucky. In 12 games as a sophomore, had 57 carries for 448 yard (7.9 ypc) and 5 TDs. Had 13 receptions for 129 yards and 1 TD. Has a 3.0 GPA and 24 ACT.
Corrie King Wayzata FB 6'1 220 Commited to Winona State Injured sophomore year. Player to watch.
Robert Miller Mankato East RB 5'11 190 In 8 games as a sophomore, had 89 carries for 349 yards. 2014 Highlight Video
Wide Receivers
Ramaud Chiaokhiao-Bowman Breck WR 6'3 185 Committed to Northwestern. Minnesota, Northwestern, Wyoming, Ball State, Northern Iowa, Southern Illinois, Bryant, Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Lafayette Committed to Northwestern. In 8 games as a junior, had 28 receptions for 474 yards and 10 TDs. On defnese had 29 tackles and 4 INTs. In 9 games as a sophomore, had 46 receptions for 650 yards and 3 TDs. On defense, had 58 tackles (24 solo), 1 TFL, 3 forced fumbles, 2 fumbles recovered, 1 INT, and 3 PDs. Has recorded a 4.69 40, 36" vertical, 235 max bench, and 360 max squat. 2014 Highlight Video
Amani Hooker Park Center WR/DB 6'1 185 Committed to Iowa. Iowa, New Mexico, Northern Iowa, NDSU, South Dakota Committed to Iowa. 2014 All Conference. In 10 games, has 34 receptions for 702 yards and 8 TDs. On defense, has 53 tackles and 5 TFLs. 2013 and 2012 All Conference. Starting cornerback as freshman and sophomore. In sophomore season, had 46 tackles (32 solo). Has recorded a 4.48 40, 4.2 shuttle, 33" vertical, 240 max bench, and 400 max squat. 2014 Highlight Video
Kjetil Cline East Ridge/Transfer to IMG WR 6'0 190 Committed to Army Pittsburgh, Western Michigan, Army In 11 games has 57 receptions for 587 yards and 6 TDs. In 7 games as a sophomore, had 21 receptions for 400 yards and 4 TDs. Recorded an electronic 4.43 40 2014 Highlight Video
Sean Engel Chaska WR 6'5 200 Committed to NDSU Wyoming, NDSU, Northern Iowa, SDSU, Southern Illinois, South Dakota, Western Illinois, Cornell, Bucknell At 2015 NIKE Opening in Chicago, recorded a 4.74 40, 4.33 shuttle, 34 PB, and 29.6 VJ. Attended Minnesota and NDSU junior day events. Received junior day/spring practice invite from Minnesota,Boise State, Nevada, Montana, Princeton, and Penn. 2014 All Conference. In 10 games, had 27 receptions for 391 yards and 8 TDs. Younger brother of Derrick Engel. Has recorded a 4.68 40, 31" vertical, and 315 max squat. Has a 3.5 GPA. 2014 Highlight Video
Isaiah Weston St. Michael-Albertville WR 6'4 190 Committed to Northern Iowa SDSU, Northern Iowa 2014 All Conference. Division Most Valuable WR. In 9 games, has 23 receptions for 554 yards and 6 TDs. In 2014 Track, recorded 14.93 110m hurdle, 6'7 high jump, and 22'4 long jump. 2014 Highlight Video
Jake Geier Andover WR 6'2 190 Committed to North Dakota North Dakota D2 - Minnesota-Duluth (Updated6/29) . 2014 All Conference. In 9 games, has 35 receptions for 559 yards and 5 TDs. Had 863 all-purpose yards and 13 total TDs. Has recorded a 4.49 40 , 4.0 shuttle, 37" vertical, 275 max bench, and 385 max squat. Has a 3.03 GPA. 2014 Highlight Video
Travis Toivonen Red Wing WR 6'3 200 Committed to North Dakota North Dakota
Grant Boege Blaine WR 6'2 200 (Updated 4/6) Attended junior day event at SDSU. Received invite to USD junior day. 2014 All Conference HM. In 10 games, has 42 receptions for 565 yards and 4 TDs. Has a 3.0 GPA. 2014 Highlight Video
Deshaun James Eden Valley-Watkins WR/RB 5'8 155 (Updated 3/5) 2014 All Conference. Conference Receiver of the Year. In 10 games, has 38 receptions for 780 yards and 8 TDs. Has 66 carries for 461 yards. On defense has 31 tackles and 4 INT. In 9 games as a sophomore, had 97 carries for 512 yards and 2 TDs. 2014 Highlight Video
Malik Matthews Minneapolis North WR In 11 games, has 28 receptions for 548 yards and 11 TDs. In 7 games as a sophomore, had 31 receptions for 753 yards and 11 TDs. 2014 Highlight Video
Jarrett Baptiste Columbia Heights WR 6'0 175 In 10 games, had 23 receptions for 517 yards and 4 TDs. On defense, had 47 tackles, 1 TFL, and 1 INT. In 8 gamesas a sophomore, had 22 receptions for 522 yards and 7 TDs
Tight Ends
Luke Harris Northfield TE/DE 6'8 230 Attended Minnesota Junior Day. In 8 games, had 19 receptions for 488 yards (26 ypc) and 3 TDs. Has a 3.3 GPA.
Offensive Lineman
Sam Schlueter Mayer Lutheran OL/DL 6'6 280 Committed to Minnesota Minnesota, Michigan State, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Louisville, Iowa State, SDSU Two way starter. In 4 games on defense, has 29 tackles (16 solo). In 9 games on defense as a sophomore, had 43 tackles (10 solo) and 1 sack. 2014 Highlight Video
Matt Kegel Chaska OL 6'6 305 Committed to Minnesota Minnesota, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Pittsburgh (Updated 5/8) Two year starter on varsity. 2014 Highlight Video
Patrick Kasl Forest Lake OL 6'6 280 Committed to Wisconsin Minnesota, Wisconsin, Vanderbilt, Wyoming, Eastern Michigan, SDSU, South Dakota, North Dakota, Yale, Holy Cross Committed to Wisconsin. At 2015 NIKE Opening in Chicago, recorded a 4.3 shuttle, 42 PB, 28.5 VJ, and 106.83 SPARQ score. Three year starter on varsity. Has recorded a 4.6 pro agility, 27.5" vertical, 315 max bench, and 455 max squat. Has a 4.0 GPA and 31 ACT. 2014 Highlight Video
Connor Olson Monticello OL 6'5 270 Committed to Minnesota Minnesota, South Dakota, Princeton, Harvard, Yale Committed to Minnesota. 2014 All Conference 2nd Team. Starting OL junior year. Has a 3.8 GPA. 2014 Highlight Video
Kayode Awosika Maple Grove OL 6'5 255 Committed to Buffalo Iowa Sate, Buffalo, Wyoming, Hawaii, NDSU, Illinois State, Northern Iowa, SDSU, Montana, Montana State, South Dakota 2014 All Conference. Two year starter on offensive line. 2014 Highlight Video
Benn Olson Burnsville OL 6'4 265 Committed to Northern Illinois Northern Illinois, SDSU, Montana, South Dakota, Valprasio Committed to Northern Illinois. 2014 All Conference. 2013 All Conference HM. Two year starter on offensive line. Has a 3.3 GPA. 2014 Highlight Video
Dillon Radunz Becker OL/DL 6'6 265 Committed to NDSU Wyoming, NDSU, SDSU, South Dakota Committed to NDSU. 2014 St. Cloud All Area First Team. All Conference. Two way starter. On defense, had 42 tackles, 7 TFL, 2 sacks, and 1 FR. 2014 Highlight Video
Malik Besseck Robbinsdale Armstrong OL 6'4 275 Committed to Georgia State Georgia State, Northern Iowa, South Dakota D2 - Lincoln University (Mo) (Updated 6/8) Attended UNI junior day/spring practice events. Has received junior day/spring practice invite from Minnesota, NIU, NDSU, SDSU and North Dakota. Starting offensive lineman as a junior 2014 Highlight Video
Bennett Helgren Edina OL 6'6 270 Committed to North Dakota SDSU, North Dakota, South Dakota 2014 All Conference HM. Started all games in junior season. Has a 3.4 GPA. 2014 Highlight Video
Jake Bacon Hastings OL 6'6 295 Committed to Drake SDSU, North Dakota, South Dakota , Drake, Cornell, Columbia, Valparaiso Two year starter. Was 31-6 at HWT in wrestling. Recorded a 50'1" shot in track and field. Recorded a 5.1 40, 365 max bench, 495 max squat, and 315 clean. Has a 3.82 GPA and 33 ACT. 2014 Highlight Video
Nathan Nguon Eagan OL 6'3 280 Committed to North Dakota North Dakota
Tre Morris Centennial OL 6'2 270 Committed to South Dakota (PWO) Stetston PWO - South Dakota (Updated 6/13) Attended Minnesota, NDSU, SDSU, UNI, North Dakota, and South Dakota junior days. Starting OL as a junior. Has recorded a 300 max bench, 425 max squat, and 24" vertical. 2014 Highlight Video
Kaden Lilienthal Mayer Lutheran OL 6'6 260 Committed to MSU Mankato State D2 - Saint Cloud State, MSU Moorhead (Updated 8/9) Attended SDSU junior day. Two way starter. On defense, had 26 tackles, 3 sacks and 1 INT. Has a 3.0 GPA. 2014 Highlight Video
Casey Vesledahl Becker OL 6'3 285 Attended Minnesota Junior Day. D2 - Saint Cloud State, SMSU (Updated 4/6) Has attended junior day/spring practice at Minnesota, NDSU, SDSU, and North Dakota. Has received junior day/spring practice invite from UNI. 2013 All Conference. All Area. Offensive lineman of the year. Two year starter. In 2015 wrestling, recorded a 20-6 record. 2014 Highlight Video
Ethan Aune Highland Park OL 6'4 240 Attended Minnesota Junior Day. D2 - Concordia-St. Paul (Updated 6/8) Has received junior day/spring practice invites from Iowa, Wyoming, Princeton, Cornell, and Holy Cross. 2014 All State Third Team. All East Metro. All Conference. 2013 All Conference. 2012 All Confernece. Has a 3.56 GPA. 2014 Highlight Video
Carter Dowdle East Ridge OL 6'4 300 Committed to MSU Mankato State D2 - Concordia-St. Paul (Added 8/12) Starting all games on offense as a junior.
Josh Howieson Brainerd OL 6'5 285 Committed to NDSU (PWO) PWO - NDSU (Added 8/10) Two way starter as a junior. 2014 Highlight Video
Tre Morris Centennial OL 6'2 270 Committed to South Dakota (PWO) Stetston PWO - South Dakota (Updated 6/13) Attended Minnesota, NDSU, SDSU, UNI, North Dakota, and South Dakota junior days. Starting OL as a junior. Has recorded a 300 max bench, 425 max squat, and 24" vertical. 2014 Highlight Video
Adrian Patterson Jr. DeLaSalle OL 6'4 300 Attended Minnesota Junior Day. Two year sterer on the offensive line.
Matt Culhane Rushford-Peterson OL 6'8 310 (Updated 4/6) Attended Minnesota spring practice. Has received junior day invite from SDSU.Two way varsity player. Varsity player on State Class A championship team. In 2014 track and field, placed 3rd in state with 160'9 discus throw. Has a 3.0 GPA. 2014 Highlight Video
Aaron Ertz Apple Valley OL 6'5 240 Starting offensive lineman. 2014 Highlight Video
Zahvier Acosta Red Wing OL 6'5 310 Starting varsity player as a sophomore. 2014 Highlight Video
Lanre Oshodi East Ridge OL 6'3 345 (Updated 6/15) Attended NIU, Chicagoland Showcase, Wisconsin, and UNI camps. Has recorded a 320 max bench and 350 max squat. 2014 Highlight Video
James Huwe Detroit Lakes OL 6'2 285 Committed to Bemidji State Two way starter as a sophomore. 2014 Highlight Video
Victor Triviski Tartan OL 6'0 255 Starting C as a sophomore. 2014 Highlight Video
Athletes
Phillip Howard Cooper WR/Ath 5'11 175 Committed to Minnesota Minnesota, Wyoming, Western Michigan, NDSU, Illinois State, SDSU, UNI, North Dakota 2014 All Conference. In 8 games, has passed for 1056 yards and rushed 622 yards. 2013 All Conference. In sophomore season, had 20 receptions for 248 yards and 2 TDs. On defense, had 20 tackles. 2014 Highlight Video
Elerson Smith Minneapolis South DE/Ath 6'6 190 Attended Minnesota Junior Day. Northern Iowa (Updated 6/29) Attended Minnesota and UNI spring practice/junior day events. Has received junior day/spring practice invites from Wyoming and NIU. In 9 games, had 67 tackles, 8 TFL, 7 sacks, 2 FF, and 2 FR. On offense, had 21 receptions for 653 yards and 3 TDs. In 8 games, had 42 tackles (12 solo), 6 TFL, and 9.5 sacks. Has recorded a 4.70 40, 32.5" vertical, 225 max bench, and 330 max squat. 2014 Highlight Video
Ty'Shonan Brooks Park Center WR/DB 5'11 160 Committed to MSU-Mankato D2 - Concordia-St. Paul, MSU-Moorhead (Updated 4/6) Attended junior day events at SDSU and UNI. Received junior day/spring practice/camp invites from NDSU and Montana. 2014 All Conference. In junior season, had 20 receptions for 315 yards and 3 TDs. On defense had 40 tackles, 4 TFL, 1 FF, 16 PBU, and 5 INTs. Has recorded a 4.58 40, 4.26 shuttle, and 34" vertical. 2014 Highlight Video
Isaac Collins Maple Grove RB/DB 5'9 180 Attended Minnesota Junior Day. D2 - Minnesota Duluth (Updated 7/24) At 2015 NIKE Opening in Chicago, recorded a 4.81 40, 4.04 shuttle, 34 PB, and 33VJ. Received junior day/spring practice invite NDSU, SDSU and UND. 2014 All State Third Team. Star Tribune All Metro Second Team. KARE 11 All Metro. Conference Special Teams Player of the Year. In 11 games, has 152 carries for 1001 yards and 10 TD. Has 12 receptions for 128 yards. On defense, has 73 tackles, 4 TFL, 1 FF, 2 INT, and 4 PDs. In 10 games as a sophomore, had 68 tackles (38 solo), 6 PD, and 2 INTs. Has a 3.9 GPA and 25 ACT. 2014 Highlight Video
Isaiah Koran North St. Paul Ath/RB 5'10 185 Committed to Minnesota-Duluth D2 - Minnesota Duluth (Updated 7/26) At 2015 NIKE Opening in Chicago, recorded a 4.65 40, 4.44 shuttle, 31 PB, 33.2 VJ. Has attended junior day/spring practice events at Minnesota, NIU, and SDSU. Has received junior day/spring practice invite from UND. In 9 games, has 76 carries for 605 yards (7.9 ypc) and 5 TDs. Has 10 receptions for 170 yards and 2 TDs. Had one KR for TD. 2014 All State for Track and Field. 100m PR was 10.98 and 21'7" long jump. Has recorded a 4.39 40, 35" vertical, 10' broad jump, 235 max bench,420 max squat, and 245 max clean. Has a 3.1 GPA and 24 ACT. 2014 Highlight Video
Payton Zeidler Forest Lake Ath 6'3 185 Committed to Winona State. (Updated 3/16) Attended Minnesota and North Dakota junior days. Received invite to NIU and NDSU. 2014 All Conference. In 7 games, had 92 rushes for 541 yards (5.9 ypc) and 8 TDs, 189 passing yards. Recorded a 4.75 40 (electronic) 4.60 (handheld), 7.13 (electronic) 3 cone drill, 9'7" broad jump, 345 max squat. Has a 3.5 GPA. 2014 Highlight Video
Otumos Payemanu East Ridge Ath 5'9 170 (Updated 3/16) Received junior day invite from NDSU. Transfer from North Carolina to East Ridge. In junior season, had 1300 yards passing, 780 yards rushing, 250 yards receiving, and 19 TDs. Has recorded a 4.58 40, 4.17 shuttle, and 38" vertical. Has a 3.1 GPA. 2014 Highlight Video
John Lund Staples-Motley LB/TE 6'3 240 2014 All Conference. In 8 games, had 68 tackles (52 solo), 2 sacks, and 1 FR. 2013 All Conference HM. All Section Team. Two way starter as sophomore. Recorded 60 tackles (32 solo), 2 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles. On offense, had 10 receptions for 214 yards. Recorded a 4.93 40. Max bench is 315, max squat is 540, max clean is 285, 6.8 pro agility, and vertical is 28". Has a 3.65 GPA and 25 ACT. 2014 Highlight Video
Carter Duxbury Chatfield Ath 6'3 210 Committed to Winona State. (Updated 3/1) 2014 All Conference. In 4 games, has 34 carries for 373 yards and 6 TDs. Two way starter as sophomore. Has a 3.985 GPA and 23 ACT. 2014 Highlight Video
Terrance Wenzel Duluth Denfeld RB/DB 5'10 165 Two way starter as sophomore. At Chicago NFSC 2014, recorded a 4.52 40 (electronic), 4.66 shuttle, 31' throw, and 30.3" vertical. 2014 Highlight Video
Jamal Galato St. Paul Central RB/LB 6'0 180 Attended Minnesota Junior Day. In 8 games, has 83 tackles, 9 TFL, and 2 sacks. On offense, has 32 carries for 340 yards/5 TDs and 13 receptions for 188 yards/1TD.
Defensive Lineman
Jojo Garcia East Ridge DE 6'3 275 Committed to Iowa Western Minnesota, Michigan State, Western Michigan 2014 All State Third Team. Star Tribune All Metro Second Team. In 8 games, has 26 tackles, 6 TFL, 3 QB hurries, and 2 FR. In 9 games as a sophomore, had 27 tackles (16 solo), 5 TFL, .5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovered. 2014 Highlight Video
Tommy Doyle Edina OL/DL 6'7 250 Committed to Miami (Ohio). Western Michigan, Nevada, Miami (Ohio), Eastern Michigan, Illinois State, Northern Iowa, Montana, South Dakota (Updated 6/19) Commited to Miami (Ohio). 2014 All Conference HM. In 9 games, has 43 tackles, 2 TFL, 6 sacks, 2 FF and 3 PDs. Has a 3.3 GPA and 25 ACT. 2014 Highlight Video
Lewis Kidd Totino-Grace DL 6'6 255 Committed to Montana State New Mexico, Montana State, Montana, South Dakota 2014 All Conference. In 13 games, had 84 tackles (39 solo), 10 TFL, 2 sacks, 2 FF, and 3 PDs. Has a 3.85 GPA. Highlight Video
Connor Novak Goar Eden Prairie DL 6'2 255 Attended Minnesota Junior Day. Northern Iowa (Updated 4/18) Attended junior day/spring practice event at UNI and UND. Received junior day invite from NDSU, and SDSU. In 14 games, had 38 tackles, 8 TFL, 2 sacks, and 1 PBU. Two year varsity player for Eden Prairie. Has recorded a 23" vertical, 345 max bench, and 455 max squat. 2014 Highlight Video
Jamahl Johnson Prior Lake DL 6'1 315 Committed to Iowa State South Dakota (Updated 5/8) 2014 All State First Team. Star Tribune All Metro. KARE 11 All Metro. In 11 games, had 72 tackles, 10 sacks, 20 TFL, and 3 blocked kicks. In sophomore season, had 41 tackles, 13 TFL, and 4.5 sacks. Recorded a 5.21 40, 4.68 shuttle, 24" vertical, 300 max bench, and 500 max squat. 2014 Highlight Video
Devan Hunt Edina DL 6'4 280 Committed to North Dakota (PWO) Valparaiso, North Dakota (PWO), SDSU (PWO), (Updated 3/16) Attended Minnesota, Iowa State, NIU, NDSU, and SDSU junior days. Received junior day/spring practice invites from Wisconsin, Montana, and North Dakota. 2014 All Conference HM. In 8 games, had 46 tackles, 5 TFLs, and 2 sacks. 2014 All Conference HM in wrestling with 28-6 record. Has a 3.2 GPA and 24 ACT. 2014 Highlight Video
Emmanuel Jada Rochester John Marshall DL 6'2 270 Committed to Minnesota-Duluth D2 - Minnesota-Duluth, St. Cloud State, Concordia-St. Paul (Updated 7/26) 2014 All Conference. Two way starter as a junior. Has a 3.97 GPA. 2014 Highlight Video
Joshua Wleh Park Center NG 5'10 260 Committed to Bemidji State D2 - Concordia-St. Paul (Updated 6/8) Received spring practice invite to Northern Arizona. 2014 All Conference. In 10 games, has 61 tackles, 11 TFL, 4 FF, and 3 PBUs. Has recorded a 375 max bench, 550 squat, and 4.6 agility. 2014 Highlight Video
Chris McGrady Wiley Chaska DL 6'0 280 Committed to Minnesota-Duluth D2 - Winona State (Updated 3/16) Has received junior day/spring practices invites from Minnesota, UNI, and Bucknell. 2014 All Conference. In 9 games, has 52 tackles (27 solo), 4 TFL, and 3 sacks. In 12 games as a sophomore, had 51 tackles (32 solo), .5 sacks, and 2 TFL. 2014 All Conference in wrestling. Has recorded a 4.83 shuttle, 22" vertical, 330 max bench, and 450 max squat. Has a 3.0 GPA and 24 ACT. 2014 Highlight Video
Paxton Woods South St. Paul NG 5'11 215 Committed to Minnesota-Duluth D2 - Concordia-St. Paul (Updated 7/25) In 9 games as a junior, had 30 tackles, 8 TFL, and 1.5 sacks. 2014 Highlight Video
Chris Antoine Northfield DL 6'3 300 Committed to SCSU. (Updated 3/16) Attended Minnesota and SDSU junior days. 2014 Star Tribune All Metro Second Team. All Conference. Two year starter on offensive and defensive lines. 2014 Highlight Video
Logan Swanson Mankato East DL 6'3 250 Committed to Augustana (Updated 4/6) Attended NDSU junior day. Received junior day invites from Minnesota, UNI, UND, and SDSU. 2014 All Conference. All City. In 9 games, had 42 tackles, 16 TFL, 5 sacks, 2 FR, and 1 FF. 2013 All Conference. All City. In 8 games as a sophomore, had 69 (24 solo), 8 TFL, and 3 sacks. In 2015 track, recorded a 50" throw in shotput. Recorded 29-3 record in wrestling as a junior. Recorded a 30 -9 record and placed 4th at HWT at State Wrestling. Recorded a 25" vertical, 285 max bench, 460 squat, and 290 clean. Has a 4.1 GPA. Highlight Video
Joe Markert St. Thomas Academy DL 6'7 315 Committed to South Dakota (PWO) Minnesota (PWO), Illinois (PWO), South Dakota (PWO) (Updated 4/6) Attended Minnesota, Iowa State, Northern Illinois, NDSU, Montana State, UND, and SDSU junior day/practice events. 2014 All Conference. In 7 games, had 34 tackles (18 solo), 12 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 5 PDs, 7 FF, 1 FR, and 2 blocked kicks. Has recorded a 4.92 shuttle, 24" vertical, max dead lift of 525, and max clean of 265. 2014 Highlight Video
Matt Biegler Underwood DE/Ath 6'4 250 Committed to NDSU (PWO) (Updated 4/6) Attended Minnesota and NDSU junior day/spring practice. Received junior day/spring practice invites from UNI and Princeton.2014 All State 9 Man Class. All Conference. All Section. In junior season, had 63 tackles (52 solo), 18 TFL, 15 sacks, 6 FF, 3 FR, and 1 blocked punt. On offense, had 16 receptions for 294 yards and 4 TDs. 2013 All Conference. All Section. In sophomore season, had 68 tackles (55 solo), 8 TFL, 14.5 sacks, and 1 INT. On offense, had 97 carries for 468 yards and 9 TDs. Has recorded a 4.95 40, 26" vertical, 225 max bench, and 465 max squat. Has a 4.32 GPA. 2014 Highlight Video
James Horton RCTC/Apple Valley DE 6'2 240 Redshirted 2014 season. 2013 MCAC All Division HM. Recorded 37 tackles, 12.5 TFL, and 7 sacks. 2014 Highlight Video
Andrew Piehl Rogers DL 6'4 270 Committed to Navy (Wrestling) In 10 games as a sophomore, had 38 tackles (16 solo), 1.5 sacks, and 3 TFL. In 2015 wrestling, placed 3rd with a 39-1 record at HWT in AAA. 2014 Highlight Video
Carl Schaefbauer Delano DE 6'2 215 In 8 games, has 58 tackles (34 solo), 5 sacks, and 1 INT. In 12 games as a sophomore, had 48 tackles (28 solo), 4 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery. 2014 Highlight Video
Kori Randle Minneapolis North NG 5'9 230 2014 All Conference. In 12 games, has 64 tackles, 17 TFL, 8 sacks, 1 FR, and 1 PD. 2014 Highlight Video
Linebackers
Carter Coughlin Eden Prairie DE/LB 6'4 215 Committed to Minnesota Minnesota, Oregon, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan State, Pittsburgh At 2015 NIKE Opening in Chicago, recorded a 4.53 40, 4.16 shuttle, 40 PB, 36.1 VJ, and 123.6 SPARQ score. 2014 All State First Team. Star Tribune All Metro. KARE 11 All Metro Team. Starting DE for 6A State Champs. In junior season, had 14 sacks. In 8 games as a sophomore, had 42 tackles (28 solo), 6 sacks, 6 TFL, and 1 forced fumble. Has a recorded 4.55 40, 29" vertical, max bench is 265, and max squat is 450. 2014 Highlight Video
Thomas Barber Armstrong LB/RB 6'0 225 Committed to Minnesota Minnesota In 9 games, had 132 tackles (107 solo), 1 sack, 2 FF, and 2 INT. On offense, has 72 carries for 413 yards and 6 TD. In 8 games as a sophomore, had 96 tackles (74 solo) and 1 INT. On offense, had 58 carries for 235 yards and 3 TDs. Younger brother of Marion and Dom Barber of the Gophers and NFL. 2014 Highlight Video
Gavin Bassett Farmington LB 6'1 205 Committed to Army Air Force Army, NDSU, SDSU, South Dakota, North Dakota Committed to Army. 2015 NUC LB MVP with a 4.57 40, 4.2 shuttle, 38.5 VJ, and 9-1 BJ. 2014 All Conference. In junior season, had 121 tackles (92 solo), 7 TFL, 2 sacks, 3 FF, 1 FR, 4 PDs, and 1 INT. Has recorded a 4.66 40, 270 max bench, 505 max squat, 36" vertical, and 4.24 agility drill. 2014 Highlight Video
Eji Ejiya NDSCS/Spring Lake Park LB 6'2 230 Committed to North Texas North Texas, Northern Iowa (Updated 4/12)2012 All-State Second Team Offense. 2012 All-Metro First Team. 2012 All-Pioneer Press First Team. 2012 Conference MVP. In 10 games, had 175 carries for 1554 yards (8.8 ypc) and 17 TDs. On defense, had 105 tackles (60 solo). Had taken unofficial visit to Minnesota. . 2012 Highlight Video
Jake Richardson Minnehaha Academy LB/DE 6'2 215 Committed to South Dakota Northern Iowa, SDSU, South Dakota (Update 5/5) Attended Eastern Michigan and UNI junior day. Received invite to NDSU junior day. 2014 All Conference. In 9 games had 50 tackles, 12 TFL, 9 sacks, 2 FR, 3 FF, and 3 PDs. 2014 Highlight Video
Beau Pauly Becker LB 6'2 200 Committed to NDSU. NDSU 2014 All Conference. In 13 games, has 83 tackles, 11 TFL, 5.5 sacks, 1 FF, and 2 PDs. 2013 All Conference HM. In sophomore season, had 64 tackles (32 solo), 8 TFL and 2 INTs. Named 2016 NFN Combine King. Recorded a 4.9 40 (electronic), 29.3 vertical jump, 14 reps of 185, 4.4 shuttle, and 8"10 broad jump. Has a 3.54 GPA. 2014 Highlight Video
Nick Kramer Providence Academy OLB/DE 6'4 220 Attended Minnesota Junior Day. Northern Iowa, Dayton, South Dakota, North Dakota, Columbia 2014 All Conference and All Section. In 10 games, had 78 tackles, 15 TFL, 11.5 sacks, 2 FF, and 5 pass deflections. 2014 NUC Midwest Ultimate 100 LB MVP. In 7 games as a sophomore, had 47 tackles (28 solo), 5 TFL, 1 sack, and 1 fumble recovery. Has recorded a 4.74 40, 4.26 shuttle, 30.5" vertical, 260 max bench, and 325 max squat. Has a 3.1 GPA and 26 ACT. 2014 Highlight Video
Nate Chaffee St. Thomas Acadey LB 6'4 245 Committed to Harvard Harvard Injured in junior year. 2013 All Conference.
Dan Monson Rosemount LB 6'2 225 Committed to Minnesota-Duluth Columbia, Valparaiso D2 - Minnesota Duluth (Updated 4/6) 2014 All Conference. In 11 games, had 98 tackles, 11.5 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 2 FR, 2 FF, 1 INT, and 2 PD. In 13 games as a sophomore, had 64 tackles and 4 sacks. Has recorded 275 max bench, 415 max squat, and 295 max clean. Has a 3.87 GPA and 31 ACT. 2014 Highlight Video
Foster Conzet Wayzata LB 6'3 220 Committed to Minnesota-Duluth (Updated 4/6)2014 All Conference. In 10 games, had 96 tackles, 11 TFL, and 4 sacks. 2013 All Conference HM. In 9 games as a sophomore, had 80 tackles (35 solo), 3 TFLs, 2.5 sacks, and 1 fumble recovery. Has recorded a 4.56 40 (electronic), 4.21 shuttle, 33.75" vertical, 305 max bench, 295 max clean, and 425 squat. Recorded 11.2 100m. Has a 3.57 GPA and 24 ACT. 2014 Highlight Video
Kieran Mckeag Apple Valley LB 6'1 240 Committed to Minnesota (Track and Field) (Updated 4/6) 2014 All Conference. In 10 games, has 107 tackles (71 solo), 12 TFL, 6.5 sacks, 1 FF, and 2 PBU. In 9 games as a sophomore, had 98 tackles, 4 TFL, 3 INTs, 2 forced fumbles, and 3 recovered fumbles. In 2014 track, has 53'9 shot and 149'7 discus throw. Has recorded a 4.65 40, 4.37 shuttle, 32" vertical, 325 max bench, 500 max squat, and max clean is 355. In 2015 Track, has recorded 60'1 shot and 183"4 discus throws. Has a 3.7 GPA. 2014 Highlight Video
Gabe Ames Rosemount OLB/DE 6'0 210 Committed to Bemidji State (Updated 4/6) Attended Minnesota and SDSU junior days. Received junior day/spring practice/camp invites from NIU, NDSU, UND, and SDSU. 2013 All Conference. In 12 games, has 91.5 tackles, 10.5 TFL, 7 sacks, 4 FF, and 1 INT. Has recorded a 4.7 40, 32" vertical, 240 max bench, and 405 squat. Younger brother of Gopher OL Joe Bjorklund. 2014 Highlight Video
Charlie Schwartz Mankato West LB 6'1 230 Committed to Augustana In 10 games, has 75 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 2 FF, and 1 INT. 2013 All Conference. In sophomore season, had 44 tackles (22 solo), 3 sacks, and 1 forced fumble. 2014 Highlight Video
Gerrit Olsen Burnsville LB 6'2 195 Attended Minnesota Junior Day. 2014 All Conference. In 10 games, has 103 tackles (62 solo), 6 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 1 FF, and 4 FR. Has recorded a 4.73 40, 28" vertical, 225 max bench, and 390 max squat. Has 28 ACT. 2014 Highlight Video
Matt Lemay White Bear Lake LB 6'1 215 Committed to Bethel (Updated 4/6) Has received junior day/spring practice invites to Minnesota and SDSU. In junior season, had 81 tackles (29 solo), 6 sacks, 3 TFL, and 2 PBU. 2014 Highlight Video
Josh Panek Cretin-Derham Hall LB 6'0 210 Attended Minnesota Junior Day. In 9 games, had 99 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 9 TFLs, 1 FR, and 1 INT. Has recorded a 4.95 40, 4.45 shuttle, 28" vertical, 315 max bench, and 400 max squat. NUC combine Strongman with 33 reps at 155. Has a 3.95 GPA. 2014 Highlight Video
Chris Similhomme Rochester Century LB/RB 6'1 190 Received invite to Minnesota junior day. (Updated 4/6) Has received junio day/spring practice invites to Penn and Bucknell. Injured in junior year. In sophomore season, had 75 tackles (50 solo) and 2 sacks. Has recorded a 4.8 40, 235 max bench, and 325 max squat. 2014 Highlight Video
Brendan Hobbs Bloomington Kennedy LB 6'2 225 (Updated 4/9) Attended Princeton junior day. Has received junior day invite from Penn. In 7 games, had 47 tackles, 6 TFL, 4 PDs, and 5 QB hurries. Has recorded 275 max bench and 385 max squat. Has a 3.78 GPA and 32 ACT. 2014 Highlight Video
Cory Dixon Minneapolis Henry LB 6'2 200 Committed to Minnesota-Duluth (Updated 6/13) Received invite from NDSU, UMD, and Winona State. Interest from Wisconsin. At NFN combine, recorded a 5.02 40 (electronic). In 9 games, had 98 tackles, 19 TFL, 5 sacks, 3 FF, 1 FR, and 3 PDs. On offense, had 102 carries for 777 yards, 7.6 ypc, and 8 TDs. Has a 3.5 GPA.
Thomas Mayson Brooklyn Center LB 5'9 225 In 9 games, has 87 tackles, 3 TFL, 1 sack, and 1 INT.
Defensive Backs
JD Spielman Eden Prairie DB 5'8 180 Committed to Nebraska Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa, Nebraska, Iowa State 2014 All State Second Team. Star Tribune All Metro. Two year starter on defense.
Drew Hmielewski Marshall DB 6'3 190 Committed to Minnesota Minnesota, NDSU, SDSU, North Dakota, South Dakota 2014 All Conference and All Area. 2013 All Conference and All Area. 2014 Highlight Video
Moses Nyangacha Cooper DB 6'0 190 Committed to NDSU. NDSU, Northern Iowa, SDSU, South Dakota Committed to NDSU. In 10 games, had 58 tackles, 5 PDs, 1 FF, 1 FR, and 4 INT. In sophomore season, had 49 tackles (16 solo), 5 PDs, and 2 INTs. Has recorded a 4.59 40, 35" vertical, 9'4 broadjump, and 380 squat. 2014 Highlight Video
Brison White Cretin-Derham Hall DB 5'9 195 Committed to Northern Iowa Northern Iowa (Updated 2/1) Received junior day invites from S Purdue and SDSU. In 9 games, had 64 tackles, 6 TFL, 4 sacks, 2 FF, and 6 PBU. 2014 Highlight Video
Evan Holm Edina DB 6'0 170 Committed to North Dakota SDSU, North Dakota Committed to North Dakota. 2014 All Conference. In 8 games, had 56 tackles, 13 PDs, 1 FF, 2 INTs, and 2 defensive TDs. Selected to National Rugby team. Recorded a 4.46 40 (electronic) 2014 Highlight Video
Michael Griffin Park DB 6'0 195 Committed to SMSU North Dakota, Northern Iowa D2 - SMSU Named 2015 NUC Combine King with 4.48 40, 37.5 VJ, and 10 BJ. 2014 All Conference HM. In 9 games, had 103 tackles (50 solo), 3 sacks, 5 PBU, 2 TFL, 3 INTs, and 1 FF. In 8 games as a junior, had 36 tackles (19 solo) and 5 pass deflections. Has recorded a 4.53 40, 40" vertical, 225 max bench, and 375 max squat. 2014 Highlight Video
Alex Johnson East Ridge DB 6'0 185 Committed to Holy Cross Holy Cross (Updated 6/8) Has attended junior day/spring practice events at Minnesota and Princeton. Plans to attend events at Wyoming and NDSU. 2014 All Conference. In 11 games, has 43 tackles, 9 sacks, 10 TFL, 16 QB hurries, and 1 FR. Max bench is 240 and max squat is 405. Has a 3.56 GPA. 2014 Highlight Video
Griffen Davis East Ridge DB 5'10 175 D2 - Concordia-St. Paul 2014 All Conference HM. In 11 games, had 50 tackles (41 solo), 2 FF, 1 sack, and 4 INTs. Has recorded a 4.71 40 (electronic), 4.05 shuttle, and 33.5" vertical. Has a 3.2 GPA and 25 ACT. 2014 Highlight Video
Logan Petersmyer Prior Lake DB D2 - Wayne State
Danny Hoffman Holy Angels DB/Ath 6'1 185 Received invite to Minnesota junior day. 2014 All Conference. In 8 games, has 66 tackles, 4 TFL, 3 sacks, 1 FR, 1 INT, and 6 PD. On offense has 420 rushing and 129 yards receiving. 2013 All Conference. In 10 games as a sophomore, had 73 tackles (49 solo), 2 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 forced fumble, 2 INT, and 3 PDs. 2014 Highlight Video
Micah Montague Minnetonka DB 5'11 170 Attended Minnesota Junior Day. (Updated 4/11) Received junior day/spring practice invite from NDSU, SDSU, and Princeton. In 9 games, had 35 tackles, 4 forced fumble, 1 TFL, and 4 PDs. 2014 Highlight Video
Lukas Burrington Maple Grove DB 6'0 175 Committed to MSU-Mankato In 11 games, has 62 tackles, 5 TFL, 1 FF, 2 INTs, and 9 PDs. Has recorded a 4.56 40, 4.07 shuttle, 34" vertical, 245 max bench, and 415 max squat. Has a 3.65 GPA. 2014 Highlight Video
Nate Hampton Minneapolis North DB 5'6 140 2014 All Conference. In 11 games, has 34 tackles, 2 TFL, 5 INTs, 3 PDs, and 1 defensive TD. Has recorded a 38" vertical. 2014 Highlight Video
Tristin Johnson Big Lake DB 5'8 175 2013 All Conference. In sophomore season, had 57 tackles (40 solo), 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, and 1 INT. 2014 Highlight Video
Josh Browne Blaine DB 5'10 170 (Updated 3/16) Attended SDSU junior day.In 9 games, had 39 tackles (24 solo), 3 PDs, and 1 TFL.
Jack Leius Armstrong DB 5'11 165 (Updated 4/6) Received junior day/spring practice invite from Minnesota and NDSU>2014 All Conference HM. In junior season, had 60 tackles, 2 FF, and 2 INTs. In sophomore season, had 43 tackles (33 solo) and 1 INT. 2014 Highlight Video
Adam Kamrath Champlin Park SS/LB 6'0 185 In 6 games, had 24 tackles (22 solo), 2 TFL, 1 fumble recovery, and 1 INT. 2014 Highlight Video
Hunter Yerks Champlin Park DB 5'10 155 In 8 games, had 27 tackles (25 solo), 4 INTs and 1 PD. 2014 Highlight Video
Special Teams
Alex Probert Andover K Attended Minnesota Junior Day. Army, Liberty University 2014 Highlight Video
Mac Brown St. Thomas Academy K/P/Ath Attended Minnesota Junior Day.