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Class of 2021 Minnesota HS Football Recruits

Class of 2021 Top Players and Players to Watch

Below is top player and players to watch list assembled for the Minnesota Class of 2021. 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 2021 Top Players and Players to Watch - Updated 8 January 2019

Name High School Position HT/WT Offers/Visits Notes Highlight Video
BCS/FBS Offers (1)
Riley Mahlman Lakeville South OL 6'8 250 BCS offers Minnesota. Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Northwestern. Two year starter. Highlight Video
Quarterbacks
Trey Feeney Moorhead QB 6'0 160 2018 All District. In 10 game, completed 150 of 260 passes for 1958 yards (196 ypg) and 20 TDs. Highlight Video
Zach Yeager Mpls North QB 6'0 180 2018 All District HM. In 12 games, completed 129 of 207 passes (62%) for 1842 yards (153 ypg) and 21 TDs. Rushed for 167 yards and 4 TDs. Highlight Video
Will Tschetter Stewartville QB 6'7 210 2018 All District. In 9 games, completed 103 of 173 passes (60%) for 1283 (143ypg) yards and 12 TDs. Highlight Video
Ben Teigland North St. Paul QB 6'2 200 2018 All District First Team. In 8 games, completed 64 of 169 for 1018 yards (127ypg) and 7 TDs. Highlight Video
Riley Gruenes Mankato East QB 6'4 200 2018 All District HM. In 9 games, completed 75 of 134 passes for 909 yards (101 ypg) and 8 TDs. Highlight Video
Alex Berreth Farmington QB 6'1 155 In 6 games, completed 100 of 167 passes (60%) for 1123 yards (187 ypg) and 7 TDs. Highlight Video
Brendan Johnson Parkers Prairie QB 5'9 160 In 9 games, completed 96 of 178 passes for 1479 yards (164 ypg) and 16 TDs. Rushed for 203 yards. Highlight Video
Ryan Miles Richfield QB 6'0 160 In 8 games, completed 101 of 223 passes for 1257 yards nd 12 TDs. Highlight Video
Isaiah Spivey Brooklyn Center QB 6'2 180 In 9 games, passed for 1091 yards (125 ypg) and 11 TDs. Highlight Video
Brayden Truelson Owatonna QB 5'10 150 In 10 games, completed 56 of 89 passes (63%) for 961 yards and 11 TDs. Highlight Video
Kristoff Kowalkowski Totino-Grace QB 6'1 195 In 8 games, completed 75 of 145 passes for 886 yards and 7 TDs. Highlight Video
SirVell Miller Mpls Washburn QB 6'1 160 In 6 games, completed 60 of 116 passes for 737 yards and 8 TDs. Had 45 carries for 113 yards. Highlight Video
Running Backs
Josh Buri Stewartville RB 5'11 210 2018 All Area. All District. In 9 games, has 181 carries for 1243 yards (138ypg) and 17 TDs. Has 9 receptions for 119 yards and 1 TD. Highlight Video
Austin Freerksen Byron RB 6'0 190 2018 All Area HM. In 6 games, has 139 carries for 1015 yards and 8 TDs. Had 25 tackles, 4 sacks, and 6 TFL. Highlight Video
Jamar Nelson Washburn RB 5'8 160 2018 All District HM In 7 games, had 130 carries for 800 yards (114 ypg) and 11 TDs. Has 11 receptions for 50 yards. On defense, has 15 tackles and 2 INTs(1TD). Highlight Video
Carter Otto Elk River RB 5'11 185 2018 All District. In 11 games, had 154 carries for 1189 yards (7.7ypc/108ypg) and 17 TDs. Had 19 tackles and 1 FF. Highlight Video
Connor Schreckenghaust Rockford RB 5'11 210 2018 All District HM. In 10 games, had 161 carries for 944 yards (94 ypg) and 12 TDs. Highlight Video
Will Fredrickson Blaine RB 6'0 185 In 12 games, had 246 carries for 1006 yards (84 ypg) and 11 TDs. Had 11 receptions for 183 yards. Highlight Video
Tyson Meyer Minnewaska RB 5'11 185 2018 All District, All Section. In 8 games, had 117 carries for 731 yards and 11 TDS. Had 8 receptions fro 73 yards. Had 121 tackles (30 solo), 8 TFL, 1 sack, 2 INTs, 4 PBU, 3 FF, and 1 BK. Highlight Video
Zac Janz Farmington RB 5'8 170 2018 All District. In 8 games, had 141 carries for 603 yards and 10 TDs. Had 9 receptions for 76 yards. Highlight Video
Gaven Ziebarth Cambridge-Isanti RB/LB 5'11 190 In 10 games, had 70 carries for 553 yards and 7TDs. Highlight Video
Elias Aberra Spectrum RB 5'5 155 In 8 games, had 45 carries for 519 yards (11.5ypc/65ypg) and 9 TDs. Highlight Video
William Petty Benilde-St. Margaret's RB 5'9 195 In 11 games, had 86 receptions for 488 yards and 8 TDs. Highlight Video
Terrance Kamara Champlin Park RB 5'9 165 In 6 games, had 67 carries for 393 yards and 3 TDs. Had 10 receptions for 99 yards. Highlight Video
Logan Freeburg Lakeville North RB 5'10 175 In 5 games, has 53 carries for 324 yards and 3 TDs. Highlight Video
Roosevelt Cage Jefferson RB 5'10 205 In 7 games, had 94 carries for 300 yards and 1 TD. Highlight Video
Wide Receivers
Bode Magnuson Pequot Lakes WR/DB 5'10 145 2018 District WR of the Year. All District. In 9 games, had 36 receptiosn for 733 yards and 11 TDs. Had 23 tackles, 2 INTs (2TD), and 16 PD. Highlight Video
Rowan Nelson Melrose WR 6'5 200 2018 All District. In 9 games, had 33 receptions for 692 yards and 12 TDs. Had 22 tackles and 1 PD. Highlight Video
Jamarien Wheeler Mpls Washburn WR 5'10 165 2018 All District. In 6 games, has 26 receptions for 608 yards and 9 TDs. Highlight Video
Eli Green Farmington WR 5'10 165 2018 All District HM. In 7 games, had 36 receptions for 388 yards and 3 TDS. Highlight Video
Dietrich Winegarner Crosby-Ironton WR 6'3 155 In 8 games, had 20 receptions for 498 yards and 2 TDs. Highlight Video
Aghogho Eyafe Andover WR 5'10 150 In 10 games, had 34 receptions for 474 yards and 5 TDs. Highlight Video
Isaac Ask Farmington WR 6'3 180 In 7 games, had 23 receptions for 372 yards and 2 TDs. Highlight Video
Luke Kush Little Falls WR 6'4 155 2018 All Area HM. In sophomore season, had 30 receptions for 346 yards and 5 TDs. Highlight Video
Kyreese Willingham Waseca WR 6'3 175 In 12 games, had 15 receptions for 303 and 7 TDs. Highlight Video
Marquise Gleb South St. Paul WR 5'11 175 In 5 games, had 13 receptions for 261 yards and 4 TDs. Had 24 carries for 95 yards and 1 TD. Highlight Video
Bryce Lance Marshall WR 6'0 150 In 3 games, had 9 receptions for 180 yards and 1 TD. Highlight Video
Savion Robinson SMB WR 5'9 160 In 5 games, had 11 receptions for 112 yards and 1 TD. Highlight Video
Tony Avila-Tovalin SMB WR 5'11 155 In 5 games, had 7 receptions for 114 yards and 2 TDs. Highlight Video
Cade Kramer Eden Prairie WR 6'1 175 In 6 games, had 7 receptions for 95 yards. Highlight Video
Cayden Holcomb ('22) Mayo WR In 8 games, had 28 receptions for 342 yards and 2 TD. Had 13 carries for 122 yards and 1 TD. Had 15 tackles and 1 INT. Highlight Video
Mitchell January ('22) Richfield WR 5'10 140 In 3 games, has 11 receptions for 126 yards and 2 TDs.
Judah Thomas ('22) SMB WR In 4 games, had 13 receptions for 127 yards and 3 TDs. Highlight Video
Mekhi Collins ('22) Mankato West WR In 2 games, has 5 receptions for 63 yards and 1 TD. Highlight Video
Tight Ends
Cael Jaskulke GHEC-Truman TE 6'5 185 2018 All Area HM. In sophomore season, had 11 catches for 130 yards and 1 TD. Had 85 tackles and 9.5 TFL. Highlight Video
Sam Floysland Cretin-Derham Hall TE 6'4 235 Playing varsity as a sophomore. 2018 SMB Combine TE MVP. Highlight Video
Offensive Lineman
Riley Mahlman Lakeville South OL 6'8 250 BCS offers Minnesota. Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Northwestern. Two year starter. Highlight Video
James Parker Park Center OL 6'6 290 Starting varsity as a sophomore. Highlight Video
Bastian Swinney Edina OL 6'6 255 Starting varsity as a sophomore. Highlight Video
Gavin Layton Coon Rapids OL 6'4 285 Starting varsity as a sophomore. Highlight Video
Eli Olson Mankato East OL 6'4 280 Starting varsity as a sophomore. Highlight Video
Shea Albrecht Orono OL 6'4 250 Starting OL as sophomore and freshman. Highlight Video
Emmanuel Alabi Champlin Park OL 6'3 300 Starting OL as a sophomore. Highlight Video
Jon Swedenborg Holy Angels OL 6'3 260 Starting OL as a sophomore. Highlight Video
Charlie Folkens Rogers OL 6'2 265 Starting varsity as a sophomore. Played varsity as a freshman. Highlight Video
Everett Sunvold St Michael-Albertville OL 6'2 260 Starting varsity as a sophomore. Highlight Video
Torii Greiskalns Tartan OL 6'2 250 Starting varsity as a sophomore. Highlight Video
Sam Erickson Moorhead OL 6'2 245 Starting varsity as a sophomore. Highlight Video
Tim Tibesar St. Agnes OL/DL 6'4 180 2018 All District HM. Highlight Video
Jake Raines Woodbury OL 6'1 250 Starting varsity as a sophomore. Highlight Video
AJ Torfin Hopkins OL 6'1 235 2018 All District HM. Starting varsity as a sophomore. Highlight Video
Spencer Gustin St. Cloud Tech OL 6'1 235 Starting varsity as a sophomore. Highlight Video
Diego Villeda Eagan OL 6'0 300 Starting varsity as a sophomore. Highlight Video
Cheick Kaba Fridley OL 6'1 235 Starting varsity as a sophomore. Highlight Video
Marcus Hansen Waseca OL 6'0 205 2018 All District HM. Starting varsity as a sophomore. Highlight Video
Chester Watley ('22) Mpls North OL 6'4 260 Two way starter as a freshman.
Justin Littlewolf ('22) Mahnomen-Waubun OL/DL 6'4 235 Starting varsity as a freshman.
Luke Sugalski ('22) SMB OL 6'3 200 Starting varsity as a freshman. Highlight Video
Luke Szopa ('22) Holy Angels OL 6'1 200 Starting varsity as a freshman. Highlight Video
Chase Androff ('22) Lakeville South OL 6'5 205 Played varsity as a freshman. Highlight Video
Athletes
Ben Tolkinen Minnetonka RB/WR 5'7 170 In 10 games, had 20 receptions for 195 yards. Had 75 carries for 332 yards and 5 TD. Had 8 KRs for 173 yards. Highlight Video
Trey Longstreet Delano Ath 6'5 190 In 11 games, had 30 receptions for 396 yards and 7 TDs. Had 45 tackles and 3 INTs. Highlight Video
Joey Moberg St.Paul Johnson QB/DB 5'10 185 2018 All District. In 12 games, had 138 carries for 1039 yards and 11 TDs. Had 515 passing yards and 4 TDs. Had 55 tackles (20 solo), 3 INT (1TD), and 9 PD. Highlight Video
Michael Ude Fridley RB/LB 5'11 190 2018 All District HM. In 8 games, has 69 tackles (35 solo), 9 TFL, 1 sack, 1 FR, and 2 FF. Had 87 carries for 525 yards and 7 TD. In freshman season, has 27 tackles. Highlight Video
Reid Patterson Lakeville South QB/DB 6'1 185 2018 All District. In 8 games, completed 24 of 39 passes for 442 yards and 6 TDs. Had 123 rushing yards and 5 TDs. Had 36 tackles. Highlight Video
Finn Diggens Perham Ath 6'5 205 In 8 games, had 19 catches for 244 yards. Had 11, 3 TFL, 1.5 tackles. Highlight Video
Calvin Schmitz Monticello RB/LB 5'4 185 2018 All District. In 9 games, had 78 tackles (20 solo), 3 TFL, 1 FR, 2 INTs, and 3 PD. Had 54 carries for 339 yards and 9 TDs. Had 8 receptions for 129 yards. Highlight Video
Shawn Shipman Champin Park Ath 5'11 165 In 9 games, had 52 carries for 225 yards and 2 TD. Had 12 receptions for 88 yards. Highlight Video
LaShad Smith Minneota Ath 5'9 160 In 9 games, had 34 carries for 308 yards and 4 TDs. Had 13 KRs for 272 yards. Had 25 tackles and 1 INT. Highlight Video
Wyatt Block Mankato West Ath 5'8 165 2018 All District HM. In 9 games, had 62 tackles, 10 TFL, and 1 FR. Had 50 carries for 540 yards and 9 TDs. Highlight Video
Tristan Zornes Richfield Ath 5'11 150 In 8 games, has 51 carries for 177 yards and 3TDs. Had 7 receptions for 52 yards. Had 18 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack, and 1 FR.
Davion Taylor Richfield Ath 5'11 165 In 8 games, had 49 carries for 190 yards and 1 TD. Had 5 receptions for 33 yards. Had 8 tackles, 1 TFL, and 1FR (TD). Highlight Video
Isaiah Huber Century Ath 5'9 165 In 6 games, had 15 receptions for 190 yards/1TD. 1PR for TD. Has 18 tackles and 1 INT. Highlight Video
DeMonte Simmons Mayo Ath 6'0 170 In 3 games, had 8 tackles and 1 INT (1TD). Had 9 carries for 40 yards. Highlight Video
Trevale Moe John Marshall Ath 5'11 170 Played varsity as a sophomore. Highlight Video
Defensive Lineman
Kevvan Anderson SMB NG 5'11 285 2018 All District HM. In 13 games, had 52 tackles, 15 TFL, 6 sacks, 1 FF, and 1 INT. In freshman season, had 36 tackles, 9 TFL, and 1.5 sack. Highlight Video
Jordan Titus Hutchinson DL 6'1 275 In 9 games, ha 32 tackles, 12 TFLs, 2.5 sacks, 1 FF and 1 FR. Highlight Video
Raheem Akindele Cooper DL 5'9 260 In 10 games, had 63 tackles (25 solo), 5 TFL, 3.5 sacks, and 1 FR. Highlight Video
Rollin Rowe Holy Angesl DL/OL 6'1 240 2018 All District HM. Two way player as a sophomore. In 9 games, has 33 tackles (19 solo), 2 TFL, 3 sacks, and 1 FF. Highlight Video
Darnell McCrea Benilde-St. Margaret's DL 5'11 250 2018 All Conference. Two way starter. In 8 games, had 39 tackles (22 solo), 1 TFL, 2.5 sack, 1 FR, and 1 PD. Highlight Video
Josh Franklin Fridley DL/OL 5'10 200 2018 All District HM. In 10 games, had 37 tackles, 7 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 2 FF, and 2 FR. 2018 Wrestling State qualifier. Recorded 23-14 record. Has recorded a 260 max bench and 400 max squat. Highlight Video
Michael McIntyre Osseo DE 6'3 205 In sophomore season, had 20 tackles, 5 TFL and 1 PD. Highlight Video
Josh Steffen Canby DL 6'3 205 In 8 games, had 32 tackles (25 solo), 4 sacks, 1 FF, and 1 FR. Highlight Video
Logan Purcell Annandale DE 6'6 200 In 6 games, had 29 tackles and 3 sacks. Highlight Video
Isaiah Karels Buffalo DE 6'0 190 In 6 games, had 11 tackles, 1 TFL, 2 FR, and 1 FF. Highlight Video
Wyatt Dunham ('22) Hawley DL/OL 6'2 245 In freshman year, had 27.5 tackles, 8.5 TFL, and 1 sack. Highlight Video
Spencer Alvarez ('22) Columbia Heights DL 6'5 190 In 9 games, had 39 tackles (17 solo), 2 TFL, .5 sack, and 1 INT. Highlight Video
Jace Burton ('22) Columbia Heights DL 6'0 230 In 7 games, had 22 tackles, 2 TFL, and 3 sacks. Highlight Video
Linebackers
RJ Chakolis Hopkins LB 5'9 195 2018 District Co-Player of the Year. Sports Jam All Area. In 9 games, had 124 tackles (87 solo), 10 TFL, 3 sacks, 1 FR, 2 FF, and 1 PD. 2017 All District First Team. In freshman season, has 101 tackles, 12 TFL, 2 FR (2TD), 1 FF, 1 INT, and 1 BK. Highlight Video
Brayden Weber Becker LB 6'1 210 2018 All District Second Team. In 10 games, has 63 tackles, 17 TFL, 8.5 sacks, 2 FF and 2 FR. 2017 All District HM. In freshman season, has 66 tackles, 11 TFL, 3 sacks, and FR. Highlight Video
Justice Sullivan Eden Prairie LB 6'1 215 In sophomore season, had 57 tackles, 10 TFL, 8 sacks, 2 FR, and 1 FF. Highlight Video
Cade Ahrenholz Lakeville South LB 6'3 200 2018 All District. In 9 games, had 44 tackles, 9 TFL, 4 sacks, and 2 FR (1TD). Highlight Video
Tristan Hoppe Hutchinson LB 6'2 220 2018 All District. In 9 games, had 79 tackles, 3 sacks, and 1 FR. Highlight Video
Parker Theobald Stewartville LB/OL 6'2 220 2018 All District. Two way player. In 9 games, had 47 tackles, 10 TFL, and 5 sacks. Highlight Video
Noah Friedt Apple Valley LB 6'2 200 2018 All District. In 4 games, had 21 tackles, 8 TFL, 2 sacks, and 1 FR. Highlight Video
David Wylie Brooklyn Center LB/DE 6'2 185 2018 All District. In 7 games, had 51 tackles (37 solo), 8 TFL, 1 sack, 1 FR (1TD). Had 13 receptions for 104 yards. 2017 All District. In freshman season, has 36 tackles (16 solo), 4 TFL, 2 sacks, 3 FR, 1 INT, and 1 Sfty. Highlight Video
Dominic Mcmillian Minneapolis North LB 6'3 190 In 12 games, had 54 tackles, 7 TFL, 3.5 sacks, 2 FR, and 2 FF. Highlight Video
Kaden Streed Willmar LB 6'0 180 2018 All District HM. In 11 games, had 69 tackles, 5 TFL, 5 sacks, and 1 FR. Highlight Video
David Ayeni Anoka LB 6'1 185 In 8 games, had 42 tackles (19 solo), 3 TFL, .5 sack, 2FF, and 2 PD. Highlight Video
Forrest Gibson Brainerd LB 6'0 195 2018 All District HM. In sophomores season, had 121 tackles, 3 FF, 1 FR, and 2 QB hurries. Highlight Video
Nick Flaskamp Minneapolis Southwest LB 5'10 190 2018 All District HM. In 5 games, had 51 tackles, 2 TFL, and 1 FF. 2018 All Conference Wrestling. Highlight Video
Joachim Kloeppel Jordan LB 6'1 220 In 10 games, had 25 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack, and 1 FR. Highlight Video
Joe Longo Holy Angels LB 6'0 185 2018 All District HM. In 7 games, has 43 tackles, 1 TFL, and 1 INT (1TD). Highlight Video
Joey Tilzer Orono LB 5'8 185 In 10 games, had 78 tackles (68 solo), 2 TFL, 3 sacks, 3 INT, and 4 PD. Highlight Video
Grayson Green DeLaSalle LB 6'0 165 In 10 games, had 48 tackles (37 solo) and 2 PBU. Highlight Video
Haydn Stay ('22) Princeton In 5 games, has 63 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack, 1 FR, 2 FF, and 1 INT. Highlight Video
Defensive Backs
Dorian Singer Tartan DB 5'10 160 In 6 games, had 11 tackles and 6 INTs. Had 17 receptions for 300 yards and 3 TD. Had 19 PR for 439 yards. Highlight Video
McCabe Dvorak St. Louis Park WR/DB 6'1 205 In 7 games, had 22 tackles, 1 FR, 5 INTs (1TD) and 1 PD. Had 19 receptions for 246 yards and 4 TDs. Highlight Video
Micah Niewald Fridley DB 5'10 150 2018 All District HM. In 9 games, had 45 tackles, 1 FF, 4 INTs, and 3 PD. Highlight Video
Owen Johnson Rochester Century OLB/RB 6'0 185 2018 All District HM. In 9 games, had 74 tackles (41 solo), 5 TFL, 2 sacks, and 8 PDs. Highlight Video
Ryan Wilson Elk River DB 5'11 185 In 11 games, had 64 tackles (35 solo), 1 TFL, 1 FR, 2 FF, and 2 PD. Highlight Video
Zach Stransky Owatonna DB 5'11 180 In 12 games, had 46 tackles (41 solo), 1 TFL, 1 FR, 3FF, 1 INT, and 4 PD. Highlight Video
Connor Josephson Redwood Valley DB 5'11 160 In 6 games, has 44 tackles, 5TFL, 2 FF, 1 FR, 1 INT, 1 PD, and 1 BK (1TD). Highlight Video
Davion Mitchell-Currie Fridley DB 5'10 175 2018 All District HM. In 7 games, ha 30 tackles, 2 TFL, and 1 INT. Had 36 carries for 175 yards and 1 TD. In freshman season, has 42 tackles, 4 TFL, 1 sack, and 1 INT. Highlight Video
Ben Wehyee Brooklyn Center DB 5'10 155 2018 All District. In 7 games, had 22 tackles. Highlight Video
Jevon Jones St. Agnes DB In 11 games, had 64 tackles. Highlight Video
Nick Hand Totino-Grace DB 6'2 180 In 9 games, had 83 tackles, 3 TFL, 3FF, 1 FR, 1 INT and 1 PBU. Highlight Video
Isaiah Walters Woodbury DB 5'11 170 In 9 games, had 17 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 FR, 1 FF, 1 INT and 4 PDs. Highlight Video
Sawyer Anderson Edina DB 6'0 165 In 7 games, had 25 tackles (16 solo), 2 TFL, 1 FR, and 4 PD. Highlight Video
Jeffrey Robison Holy Angels DB 5'9 150 In 7 games, has 13 tackles and 7 PD. Highlight Video
Deezwin Cooper Totino-Grace DB 5'9 175 In 9 games, had 17 tackles, 1 FF, and 4 PD. Highlight Video
Elijah Short SMB DB 5'8 155 Played varsity as a sophomore. Highlight Video
Trevon Howard ('22) SMB DB 6'0 175 In 13 games, had 104 tackles, 9 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 FR, 1 FF, 1 INT and 10 PD. Highlight Video
Emmett Johnson ('22) Holy Angels DB 5'9 155 In 6 games, had 13 tackles, 1 INT, and 1 PD. Highlight Video