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Class of 2019 Minnesota HS Football Recruits

Class of 2019 Top Players and Players to Watch

Below is top player and players to watch list assembled for the Minnesota Class of 2019. The list is based on varsity performance in sophomore season or players that have been recommended with college football potential. 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, please feel free to contact VAmes on Facebook or Twitter under Bronko Nagurski.

 

State of Minnesota's 2019 Top Players and Players to Watch - Updated 27 April 2017

Name High School Position HT/WT Offers/Visits Notes Highlight Video
BCS/FBS Offers (3)
Quinn Carroll Edina OL 6'6 280 Offers from Minnesota, Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, Iowa, Iowa State, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi, Northwestern, Penn State, Pitt, Tennessee, UCLA, USC, Virginia Tech, Auburn, and Wisconsin. Two year starting offensive lineman. 2016 Highlight Video
Bryce Benhart Lakeville North OL 6'8 2270 Offer from Minnesota. Starting OL in sophomore season. Qualified state wrestling at 285 AAA and finished with 26-7 record. 2016 Highlight Video
Jalen Suggs ('20) SMB QB 6'0 150 Offer from Iowa State. In 10 games, completed 103 of 193 passes for 1588 yards (159 ypg) and 15 TDs. Had 63 carries for 397 yards and 4 TDs. 2016 Highlight Video
Quarterbacks
Cole Kramer Eden Prairie QB 6'1 165 Attended Minnesota Junior Day. In 12 games, completed 49 of 91 passes for 902 yards and 12 TDs. 2016 Highlight Video
Nick Prentice Orono QB 6'1 195 In 12 games, completed 108 of 224 passes for 1722 yards (144 ypg) and 12 TDs. 2016 Highlight Video
Bennett Otto Champlin Park QB 6'3 170 2016 All Conference. In 9 games, completed 110 of 186 passes for 1492 yards and 12 TDs. Had 63 carries for 203 yards and 2 TDs. 2016 Highlight Video
Baden Noennig Mayer Lutheran QB 6'4 180 2016 All District HM. In 11 games, completed 97 of 206 passes for 1453 yards and 12 TDs. 2016 Highlight Video
Jensen Beachy Perham 6'0 175 In 10 games, completed 65 of 119 passes for 1065 yards and 6 TDs. Had 122 carries for 438 yards and 5 TDs.
David Roddy Breck QB/Ath 6'4 250 In 9 games, completed 70 of 173 passes for 982 yards and 9 TDs. Has rushed for 208 yards and 4 TDs. On defense, had 22 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack, 1 FR, and 2 FF. In freshman season, passed for 484 yard and 3 TDs. On defense, had 46 tackles, 10 TFL, 2 sacks, 2 FF, and 1 FF. 2016 Highlight Video
Jacob Zay Holy Family QB 6'2 170 In 9 games, completed 60 for 116 passes for 910 yards and 6 TDs. Rushed for 424 yards and 1 TD. 2016 Highlight Video
Isaiah Watts Bloomington Jefferson QB 6'2 190 In 4 games, completed 24 of 39 passes for 281 yards and 2 TDs. 2016 Highlight Video
Keaton Heide Wayzata QB 6'2 180 In 5 games, completed 14 of 38 passes for 200 yards and 1 TD.
Nate Adams Maple Grove QB 6'1 155 Played varsity as a sophomore.
Aaron Syverson Minnetonka QB 6'0 170 Player to watch. 2016 Highlight Video
Jalen Suggs ('20) SMB QB 6'4 170 Offer from Iowa State. In 10 games, completed 103 of 193 passes for 1588 yards (159 ypg) and 15 TDs. Had 63 carries for 397 yards and 4 TDs. 2016 Highlight Video
Josh Fobbe ('20) Becker QB 5'10 165 In 9 games, completed 83 of 137 passes (61%) for 1390 yards and 23 TDs. 2016 Highlight Video
Jordan Sagedahl ('20) BOLD QB 5'10 150 In 9 games, completed 49 of 81 passes for 1000 yards and 14 TDs.
Aidan Bouman ('20) Buffalo QB 6'3 195 In 5 games, completed 40 of 96 passes for 681 yards and 10 TDs. Son of former Vikings QB Todd Bouman. 2016 Highlight Video
Brady Williams ('20) Dover-Eyota QB 6'5 190 In 5 games, passed for 585 yards and 4 TDs.
Noah King ('20) Caledonia QB Played varsity as a freshman.
Running Backs
Jason Williamson Owatonna RB 6'1 185 Attended Minnesota Junior Day. 2016 Rochester All-Big Southeast. District Offensive Player of the Year. In 12 games, had 284 carries for 1584 yards and 18 TDs. Had 21 receptions for 163 yards. 2016 Highlight Video
Antonio Triplett Columbia Heights RB 5'11 185 In 10 games, had 256 carries for 1438 yards (144 ypg) and 14 TDs. 2016 Highlight Video
Fisher Marberg Spectrum RB 5'11 190 2016 All District. All Section. In 12 games, had 229 carries for 1730 yards and 20 TDs. On defense, had 70 tackles, 10.5 TFL, 2 FF, and 1 INT. 2016 Highlight Video
Bentley Boike Dawson-Boyd RB 6'2 185 In 9 games, had 169 carries for 1010 yards and 11 TDs. On defense, had 21 tackles, 5 TFLs, and 1 sack. 2016 Highlight Video
Logan Nelson Litchfield RB 5'8 165 In 8 games, had 135 carries for 878 yards and 10 TDs. In freshman season, had 77 carries for 278 yards and 1 TD. 2016 Highlight Video
Jadon Washington Hopkins RB 5'11 185 In 8 games, had 164 carries for 858 yards and 7 TDs. Had 12 receptions for 134 yards and 1 TD. Has recorded a 4.45 40, 37" vertical, 250 max bench, and 375 max squat. 2016 Highlight Video
Siegel Howard Minnehaha Academy RB 5'8 175 In 10 games, had 161 carries for 798 yards and 21 TDs. In freshman sesaon had 108 carries for 550 yards and 4 TDs. 2016 Highlight Video
Brendan McFadden St. Thomas Academy RB 6'1 220 2016 All District. In 10 games, had 125 carries for 756 yards (76 ypg) and 9 TDs. 2016 Highlight Video
Matt Koshiol Rocori RB 6'2 175 In 10 games, had 130 carries for 776 yards and 5 TDs. 2016 Highlight Video
Keyhan Porter Minneapolis North 5'10 195 In 9 games, had 112 carries for 692 yards and 6 TDs. 2016 Highlight Video Added
Nascier Borden Cooper 5'6 150 In 8 games, had 66 carries for 361 yards and 4 TDs. 2016 Highlight Video
Desean Phillips St.Michael-Albertville RB 5'10 190 In 7 games, has 57 carries for 321 yards. 2016 Highlight Video
Jeff Ekiyor Osseo RB 6'0 195 In 5 games, had 51 carries for 295 hards and 3 TDS. 2016 Highlight Video
Evan Hull Maple Grove RB 5'10 175 Played varsity as a sophomore. 2016 Highlight Video
Jordan Amundson Eden Prairie RB 5'11 170 Played varsity as a sophomore. 2016 Highlight Video
Marvin Walker Rosemount RB 6'0 175 Player to watch. 2016 Highlight Video
DeAndre Hill ('20) Big Lake RB 5'11 180 In 6 games, had 53 carries for 495 yards and 4 TDs. 2016 Highlight Video
Wide Receivers
Nasir El-Amin Minneapolis North WR 5'10 180 In 11 games, had 38 receptions for 705 yards and 6 TDs. Had 34 carries for 246 yards and 1 TD. 2016 Highlight Video
Jake Evans Wilmar WR 6'1 165 In 11 games, had 47 receptions for 464 yards and 5 TDs. 2016 Highlight Video
Aden Price Irondale WR 6'1 160 In 10 games, had 32 receptions for 402 yards and 3 TDs. On defense, has 6 tackles, 1 INT and 3 PBU. 2016 Highlight Video
Brendan O'Connor Holy Family WR 5'9 150 In 9 games, has 26 receptions for 466 yards and 3 TDs.
Ethan Guell Breck WR 6'0 155 In 8 games, had receptions for 493 yards and 8 TDs. On defense, had 43 tackles, 1 TFL, and 1 PD.
Braden Tretter Sauk Rapids WR 5'10 160 2016 St. Cloud Times Area HM. In 10 games, had 32 receptions for 494 yards and 3 TDs. 2016 Highlight Video
Tanner Ranslow WEM WR 6'1 170 2016 All District HM. In 8 games, had 22 receptions for 354 yards and 4 TDs. On defense had 7 tackles, 1 TFL, and 4 INTs. 2016 Highlight Video
Pedro Amoussou Cooper WR 5'9 155 In 9 games, had 30 receptions for 362 yards and 3 TD. 2016 Highlight Video
Patrick Gervenak Brainerd 5'9 175 In sophomores season, had 12 receptions for 266 yards and 3 TDs. Has recorded 380 max squat and 255 max clean. Has recorded a 4.81 40 and 11.7 100m. 2016 Highlight Video
Julian Cavin Osseo WR 5'10 170 In 3 games, had 7 receptions for 79 yards and 1 TD. 2016 Highlight Video
Julian Wright DeLaSalle WR 5'9 160 In freshman season, had 16 receptions for 246 yards and 3 TDs. 2016 Highlight Video
Peter Udoibok Cretin-Derham Hall WR 6'3 185 Played varsity as a sophomore. 2016 Highlight Video
Raja Nelson ('20) Lakeville North WR 5'10 175 In 9 games, had 9 receptions for 51 yards.
Kaden Johnson ('20) SMB WR 6'3 180 In 5 games, has 13 receptions for 206 yards and 1 TD. On defense, had 19 tackles and 3 TFL.
Tight Ends
Travis Yohnke Parkers Prairie TE 6'5 220 In 9 games, had 26 receptions for 632 yards and 7 TDs. On defense, had 55 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 FR (TD). In freshman season, had 37 receptions for 556 yards and 7 TDs. On defense, had 31 tackles. 2016 Highlight Video
Bryce Anderson Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton TE 6'4 225 2016 All District HM. In 9 games, had 15 receptions for 416 yards and 6 TDs. 2016 Highlight Video
Larry Wright Eastview TE 6'4 190 In 9 games, had 14 receptions for 206 yards and 1 TD. 2016 Highlight Video
Billy Riviere Wayzata TE 6'4 215 Attended Minnesota spring game. Played varsity as a sophomore. Has recorded a 225 bench, 365 squat, and 225 clean. 2016 Highlight Video
Hunter Koenig Prior Lake TE 6'5 185 Played varsity as a sophomore. 2016 Highlight Video
Will Mostaert Lakeville North TE 6'3 220 Player to watch. 2016 Highlight Video
Offensive Lineman
Quinn Carroll Edina OL 6'6 280 Offers from Minnesota, Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, Iowa, Iowa State, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi, Northwestern, Penn State, Pitt, Tennessee, UCLA, USC, Virginia Tech, Auburn, and Wisconsin. Two year starting offensive lineman. 2016 Highlight Video
Bryce Benhart Lakeville North OL 6'8 270 Offer from Minnesota. Starting OL in sophomore season. Qualified state wrestling at 285 AAA and finished with 26-7 record. 2016 Highlight Video
Kyle Downs Monticello OL 6'4 235 Attended Minnesota Junior Day. Started every game as a sophomore. 2016 Highlight Video
Garrett Shumski Mankato West OL 6'3 305 2016 All City. Two year starter on offense. 2015 All Conference HM. Two-way starter as a freshman. On defense, had 31 tackles (9 solo) and 1 INT. 2016 Highlight Video
Cody Smith Eagan OL 6'4 255 Started 7 games on offensive line. 2016 Highlight Video
Brandon Yira Hutchinson OL 6'2 275 Received invite to Bemidji State junior day. 2016 Highlight Video
Robert Akrapovic Kasson-Mantorville OL 6'3 210 Played varsity as a sophomore.
Trenton Attwood Stillwater OL 6'4 210 Played varsity as a sophomore.
Sam Harris Cretin-Derham Hall OL 6'0 280 Played varsity as a sophomore.
James Johnson Minnetonka OL 6'4 270 Player to watch. Qualified state wrestling at 285 AAA and finished with 30-11 record.
Ethan Jackman Chaska OL 6'3 280 Played varsity in 5 games as a sophomore. Qualified state wrestling at 285 AAA.
Weston Shively Edina 6'1 235 Played varsity as a sophomore. 2016 Highlight Video
Michael Galgano Minnetonka OL 6'2 250 Player to watch.
Jamar Callaway Stillwater OL 6'1 235 Player to watch.
Darryl Scott St. Croix Lutheran OL 6'0 250 Player to watch.
Luke Parzyck White Bear Lake OL 6'2 225 Player to watch. Qualified state wrestling at 220 AAA and finished with 27-9 record.
Matt Gavin ('20) Caledonia OL Starting varsity as a freshman.
Athletes
Mitchell Stanchina Northfield 6'4 185 In 10 games, had 67 carries for 404 yards and 5 TDs. Had 14 kick returns for 430 yards for 31 ypr and 3 TDs. 2016 Highlight Video
Terrell Hall Winona 5'10 170 In 13 games, had 22 catches for 261 yards, 33 carries for 122 yards, and 154 passing yards and 6 TDs. Had 15 tackles, 3 PBU, and 1 INT for TD. Had 13 PR for 179 yards and 8 KR for 191 yards. 2016 Highlight Video Added
Marlon Wiley Jordan DB/Ath 5'10 165 In 9 games, has 48 tackles (33 solo) and 2 INTs. Had 10 KR for 337 yards and 1 TD. In 2017 T&F, has recorded a 6.38 55m and 10.9 100m. 2016 Highlight Video
Ben Brinkman Edina DB 6'1 200 Committed to Minnesota to play hockey. In 6 games, has 26 tackles, 1 TFL, and 2 FR. Had 46 carries for 187 yards and 2 TDs. 2016 Highlight Video
Jackson Owens Minnetonka DB/WR 6'2 195 Played varsity as a sophomore. 2016 Highlight Video
Daejon Wolfe Eden Prairie Ath 5'9 150 Played varsity as a sophomore.
Marcus Shepley Burnsville Ath 6'0 160 Played varsity as a sophomore.
Evan Johnson Simley Ath 5'8 145 Played varstiy as s sophomore.
Bryce Paulsen Marshall QB/FS 6'2 180 In games, completed 8 of 17 passes for 140 yards and 1 TD. Had 25 carries for 105 yards and 2 TD.s 2016 Highlight Video
Jonathan Liesener St. Croix Lutheran Ath 6'1 165 Played varstiy as s sophomore.
Jonathan Mann ('20) Rosemount Ath 6'3 170 Player to watch.
Defensive Lineman
Samaja Finch Garrett Minnetonka DL 6'4 285 Played varsity as a sophomore. 2016 Highlight Video
Will Peterson Roseville DL 6'0 245 In 9 games, has 22 tackles and 6 sacks. 2016 Highlight Video
Raphael Orubo Woodbury DL 6'3 235 In 7 games, had 17 tackles and 3 TFL. 2016 Highlight Video
Eric Harris Patrick Henry DL 6'1 250 In 9 games, had 35 tackles (23 solo), 12 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 FR (1 TD), and 1 FF. Played varsity as a freshman. Recorded 4 tackles, 1 TFL, and 1 FF. 2016 Highlight Video
Kendahl Kirk Orono DL 6'1 255 In 9 games, has 22 tackles, 1 TFL, and 1 FF. 2016 Highlight Video
Marco Cavallaro East Ridge DL 6'3 220 In 10 games, had 26 tackles and 3 TFL. Qualified state wrestling at 220 AAA and finished with 32-11 record. 2016 Highlight Video
Phil Rebrovich Hibbing DL 6'3 240 In sophomore season, had 28 tackles (6 solo). 2016 Highlight Video
Kyle Atkinson Burnsville DL 6'0 300 In 8 games, had 21 tackles, 4 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 1 FR, and 1 FF. 2016 Highlight Video
Andrew Yogei Wayzata DL 6'1 280 Attended Minnesota Spring Game. In 3 games, had 14 tackles, 6 TFL, 1 FF, and 1 FR. Has recorded a 335 max bench, 415 max squat, and 255 max clean. 2016 Highlight Video
Anthony Harris DeLaSalle DL 6'2 230 Played varsity as a sophomore. 2016 Highlight Video
Riley Weis BOLD DL 6'1 250 In 9 games, had 21 tackles, 3 TFL, and 6 sacks. In freshman season,had 14 tackles, 3 sacks, and 1 FR. 2016 Highlight Video
Luke Kubesh Totino-Grace DL 6'0 280 In 12 games, had 35 tackles (14 solo), 5 TFL, 1 sack, and 4 QB hurries. 2016 Highlight Video
Lafayette Bade Elk River DL 6'0 240 In 3 games, had 8 tackles. 2016 Highlight Video
Carson Huls Pierz DE/Ath 6'2 190 2016 Brainerd All Area. All-Mid-State District Second Team. Had 54 tackles and 6.5 sacks. Rushed for 226 yards and 2 TDs. 2016 Highlight Video
Andrew Corrigan East Ridge DL 5'11 275 In 9 games, had 22 tackles. 2016 Highlight Video
Joel Johnson Maple Grove DL 6'2 230 Played varstiy as a sophomore. 2016 Highlight Video
Latrell Bible Washburn DL/TE 6'3 225 Played varsity as a sophomore. 2016 Highlight Video
Tyler Kim Apple Valley DL 6'0 210 Played varstiy as a sophomore. 2016 Highlight Video
Hayden Johnston ('20) Albert Lea DE
Linebackers
John Whitmore Benilde-St. Margarets LB 6'2 215 2016 All District HM. In 13 games, had 75 tackles (47 solo), 11 TFL, 3 sacks, 1 FR, 2 FF, 1 INT (TD), and 4 PDs. Played varsity as a freshman. Has a 3.81 GPA. 2016 Highlight Video
Abe Schwin Cretin-Derham Hall LB 6'2 225 In 9 games, had 40 tackles and 4 TFL. 2016 Highlight Video
Jake Groteboer Rochester Lourdes LB 6'1 225 2016 Post Bulletin All Area HM. 2016 Highlight Video
Thomas Shelstad Holy Angels LB 5'10 190 Attended Minnesota Junior Day. In 8 games, had 65 tackles (25 solo), 1 TFL, and 1 INT.
Jariel Lopez-Barrera St. Louis Park LB 6'2 185 2016 All Conference HM. In 9 games, has 80 tackles, 12 TFL, and 3 sacks. 2016 Highlight Video
Taylor Ludwig Brainerd 6'1 200 2016 All Conference HM. In sophomore season, had 83 tackles, 1 INT, 1 FR, and 1 PD. 2016 Highlight Video
Bennett Theisen SMB LB 6'0 195 In 10 games, had 73 tackles (50 solo), 13 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 FR, 3 FF, and 1 INT (TD). 2016 Highlight Video
Christian Kurth Hutchinson LB 6'0 190 2016 All District. In 8 games, had 45 tackles, 3 TFL, and 1 FR. 2016 Highlight Video
Parker Freiberg Irondale LB 6'1 175 In 10 games, had 55 tackles (40 solo), 4 TFL, 1 FR, and 3 PDs. 2016 Highlight Video
Collin Nelson Elk River LB 6'2 190 In 10 games, had 22 tackles, 2 TFL, and 1 sack. 2016 Highlight Video
Holden Dunleavy Andover LB 6'0 200 In 10 games, had 47 tackles, 2 TFL, and 1.5 sacks.
Rook Rowe Holy Angels 5'11 195 In 10 games, had 46 tackles and 3 PBU. 2016 Highlight Video
Ethan Rice St. Michael-Albertville LB 6'0 215 In 6 games, had 33 tackles.
Jaden Bumpprope Pillager LB 6'1 185 2016 Brainerd All Area HM. Had 35 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 6 sacks, and 2 FF.
Kelby Jaenisch MCCRAY LB 6'0 180 2016 West Central All Area HM. In sophomore season, had 81 tackles, 1 FF, and 1 FR.
Erik Bjork Mahtomedi LB 5'11 190 In 8 games, had 49 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack, and 1 FR.
James Klecker Hopkins LB 6'2 185 Played varsity as a sophomore.
Quentin Matsui Eden Prairie LB 6'0 180 Player to watch.
Rhys McCarthy-Kern DeLaSalle 6'0 195 Played varsity as a sophomore.
Defensive Backs
Matt Cavanagh Edina DB 6'1 180 2016 All District. In 10 games, had 75 tackles (44 solo), 1 TFL, 1 FF, 1 INT, and 3 PDs. On offense, rushed for 175 yards and 2 TDs. 2016 Highlight Video
Payton Shafer Park of Cottage Grove OLB/DB 6'0 185 Received invite to Sioux Falls junior day. In 10 games, had 60 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 2 FF, 1 FR, and 5 QB Hurries. 2016 Highlight Video
Tony Strand Blaine DB 6'1 180 In 7 games, has 51 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 TFL, and 11 PDs. 2016 Highlight Video
Derric Bergman Spring Lake Park Ath 5'10 165 In 13 games, had 81 tackles (57 solo), 2 TFL, .5 sack, and 5 PD. On offense, had 57 carries for 334 yards and 2 TDs. 2016 Highlight Video
Adam Weed Farmington DB 6'1 185 In 7 games, had 23 tackles and 3 INTs. In freshman season, had 18 tackles. 2016 Highlight Video
Sam Fritz Spring Lake Park DB 5'9 160 In 13 games, had 73 tackles (40 solo), 1FR, 1 IN, and 9 PDs. 2016 Highlight Video
Emiliano Huerta Harding DB 5'8 155 In 9 games, had 17 tackles, 2 TFL, 2 FR, and 6 INTs. 2016 Highlight Video
Omar Brown Minneapolis North DB/WR 6'1 165 Starting CB for Hopkins. 2016 Highlight Video
Kresean Greer DeLaSalle DB 5'10 160 Played varsity as a sophomore. 2016 Highlight Video
Daniel Crandall DeLaSalle DB 6'1 180 Played varsity as a sophomore. 2016 Highlight Video
Caden Fey Eden Prairie DB 6'0 175 Played varsity as a sophomore. 2016 Highlight Video
Jaylan Robinson Armstrong DB 5'10 155 Played varsity as a sophomore. 2016 Highlight Video
Raheem Brown Minnetonka DB 6'0 160 Played varsity as a sophomore. 2016 Highlight Video
Damian Swanson Apple Valley DB 6'0 185 Player to watch.