football

Class of 2014 - Top Offensive Recruits Players to watch

Class of 2014 - Top Offensive Recruits and Players to Watch Update
In light of the regular season coming to an end and playoffs kicking off, it is time to do a review of the top offensive players for the Class of 2014. With four players from the class already receiving offers, the Class of 2014 is already proving Minnesota to be a state to consider for BCS talent.
Top Quarterbacks
Reid Travis, 6'8 240, QB, DeLaSalle - Received offer from Boston College. In 7 games, has completed 67 of 112 passes for 966 yards and 11 TDs. In 8 games as a sophomore, completed 107 of 206 passes for 1694 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Video highlights
Connor Wilkie, 6'5 210, QB, Andover - In 8 games, has completed 114 of 198 (58%) for 1704 yards and 20 TDs. Averaging 213 yards per game.
Video highlights
Jacques Perra, 6'3 195, QB, Roseville Area - In 8 games, has completed 116 of 229 passes for 1654 yards and 10 TDs. 2011 All-Pioneer Press. 2011 All-Conference. Attended football camps at Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin. In 8 games, completed 115 of 248 passes for 1558 yard and 16 touchdowns. Recorded a 4.43 shuttle and max bench of 260. GPA is 3.85.
Video highlights
Nick Pauly, 6'2 160, Eden Valley Watkins - In 8 games, has completed 130 of 231 passed for 1626 yards and 14 TDs.
Travon Hearns, 6'4 210, QB/Athlete, Bloomington Kennedy - In 7 games, has completed 90 of 172 passes for 1064 yards and 6 TDs. In 9 games as a sophomore, has completed 66 of 133 passes for 842 yards and 9 touchdowns.
Nick Rathke, 6'0 175, QB, Fridley - In 8 games, completed 125 of 183 passes (68%) for 1479 yards and 11 TDs. In 10 games as a sophomore, completed 124 of 225 passes (55%) for 1512 yards and 10 TDs.
Video highlights
Austin Buysse, 6'4 160, QB, Minneota/Lincoln - In 8 games, has completed 108 of 185 passes (58%) for 1368 yards and 14 TDs.
Video highlights
Keaton Studsrud, 6'1 170, QB, Benilde-St. Margaret's - In 8 games, has completed 82 of 142 passes for 1074 yards and 4 TDs. Has 155 carries for 938 yards and 14 TDs. Started 8 games as a sophomore, completed 59 of 113 passes for 839 yards and 6 touchdowns. Had 95 carries for 476 yards and 6 touchdowns.
Video highlights
Alex Copa, QB, 6'0 175, Blaine - In 8 games, has completed 104 of 179 passes (58%) for 1297 yards and 11 TDs. Has 121 carries for 528 yards and 9 TDs.
Video highlights
Ricardo Johnson III, 6'0 175, QB, Cretin-Derham Hall - Received offer from Hawaii.
Video highlights
Top Running Backs
Jeff Jones, 6'0 190, RB, Minneapolis Washburn - In 7 games, has 103 carries for 897 yards (8.7 ypc) and 8 TDs. Has 9 receptions for 117 yards and 3 TDs. Received offer from Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan State, Illinois, and Wisconsin. 2011 All-Conference. In 9 games, has 141 carries for 1415 yards for 9.3 ypc and 28 touchdowns. Had 11 receptions for 75 yards. Had 11 receptions for 75 yards. In 10 games as a freshman, had 128 carries for 773 yards for 6 ypc and 8 TDs.
Video highlights
Chris Williams, 5'8 175, RB, DeLaSalle (4A) - In 8 games, has 138 carries for 1427 yards (10.3 ypc) and 22 TDs. Has 10 receptions for 86 yards. In 9 games as a sophomore, has 145 carries for 1062 yards for 7.2 ypc and 10 touchdowns. Had 12 receptions for 112 yards receiving. On defense, had 27 tackles and 8 TFL. In 12 games as a freshman, had 22 receptions for 345 yards for 15.7 ypc and 4 TDs.
Video highlights
Eji Ejiya, 6'3 185, LB, Spring Lake Park (5A) - In 8 games, has 138 carries for 1406 yards (10.2 ypc) and 17 TDs. On defense, has 84 tackles (60 solo). 2011 All-Conference. In 9 games as a sophomore, has 89 tackles (62 solo), 3.5 sack, and 3 INTs. Recorded a 43'2 triple jump in track and a 4.57 40.
Video highlights
Marcus Berg, 5'8 185, RB, The Blake - In 8 games, has 135 carries for 1221 yards (9.0 ypc) and 15 TDs. Has taken an unofficial visit to Northwestern. 2011 All-Conference and All-Section. Had 116 carries for 727 yards and 10 TDs. Had 15 receptions for 165 yards and 2 TDs.
Video highlights
Trey Volk, 6'2 190, RB, Blackduck - In 8 games, has 146 carries for 1450 yards (9.9 ypc) and 23 TDs.
Max Gust, 5'11 165, RB, St. Francis - In 8 games, has 238 carries for 1347 yards and 12 TDs.
Video highlights
Jackson Hull, 6'1 195, Mahtomedi (5A) - In 8 games, has 180 carries for 1025 yards and 10 TDs. In 7 games as a sophomore, had 102 carries for 516 yards and 7 touchdowns.
Video highlights
Nick Leach, 6'1 195, RB, East Ridge (6A) - In 8 games, has 193 carries for 1058 yards and 10 TDs. In 7 games as sophomore, 71 carries for 314 yards and 2 TDs. At 2012 NUC, recorded a 4.67 40, 4.45 shuttle, 29.5" vertical, and 10 reps at 155.
Video highlights
Raymonte Maynard, 5'9 200, RB, Washburn - In 8 games, has 69 carries for 914 yards (13.3 ypc) and 11 TDs.
Video highlights
Jamiah Newell, 5'9 170, RB Lakeville North (6A) - In 8 games, has 103 carries for 770 yards (7.5 ypc) and 13 TDs. Leading rushing in South Suburban Conference.
Video highlights
Josh Parks, 5'10 185, RB, Chisago Lakes - In 7 games, has 75 carries for 531 yards and 6 TDs. Has 12 receptions for 222 yards and 2 TDs. 2011 All Conference. In 10 games as a sophomore, had 99 carries for 749 yards for 7.6 ypc and 9 touchdowns. Handheld 4.4 time in the 40, 31" vertical, 290 bench, 400 squat, 260 clean. 3.0 GPA. Recorded a 11.4 40 yard time in track.
Video highlights
Top Wide Receivers and Tight Ends
Cody Scherff, 6'6 205, WR, Albert Lea - In 8 games, has 33 receptions for 636 yards and 4 TDs. 2011 All Conferece. All-Area First Team. Had 17 receptions for 318 yards and 1 TD.
Video highlights
Zach Wiese, 5'10 160, WR, Hastings (5A) - In 8 games, has 42 receptions for 672 yards and 5 TDs.
Bryan Davis, 5'10 160, WR, Lake Crystal-Wellcome (2A) - In 6 games, has 32 receptions for 651 yards and 8 TDs.
Chris Larson, 5'11 165, WR, Andover - In 8 games, has 29 receptions for 477 yards and 6 TDs.
Video highlights
Matt Miller, 6'3 185, WR, Annandale (3A) - In 8 games, has 28 receptions for 458 yards and 4 TDs.
Michael Murray, 5'11 190, WR/RB/DB, Fridley - In 8 games, has 35 receptions for 449 yards and 4 TDs. In 8 games as a sophomore, had 31 receptions for 547 yards and 3 TDs. Had 62 carries for 311 yards and 4 TDs.
Video highlights
Xavier Cole, 5'11 170, WR, Eastridge - In 7 games, has 17 receptions for 427 yards and 6 TDs.
Zach Hovey, 6'5 225, TE, Eden Prairie - Has taken an unofficial visit to Minnesota and Wisconsin. In 6 games as a sophomore, had 6 receptions for 154 yards and 1 touchdown.
George Behr, 6'5 235, TE, East Ridge - In 7 games, has 20 receptions for 212 yards and 2 TDs. In sophomore season, had 8 receptions for 110 yards and 1 TD. Recorded a 4.27 shuttle, 32" vertical, 245 max bench, and 315 max squat.
Video highlights
Tyler Lattery, 6'3 215, TE, Lakeville South - In 7 games, has 16 receptions for 205 yards and 2 TDs.
Matthew Juneau, 6'4 225, TE, Champlin Park - In 6 games, has 15 receptions for 193 yards and 3 TDs.
Top Offensive Lineman
Frank Ragnow, 6'6 285, OL/DL, Chanhassen - Received an offer from Minnesota. Has taken unofficial visits to Minnesota and Wisconsin. Two year starter on both offense and defense. In 6 games as a sophomore, had 13 tackles (7 solo), 6 sacks, 5 passes blocked, and 3 field goals blocked.
Video highlights
JC Hassenauer, 6'2 260, OL, East Ridge -Has made unofficial visits to Minnesota, Michigan State, Northwestern, and Missouri. Planned visits to Michigan State, Wisconsin, and Alabama. Two year varsity starter. At 2012 NUC, recorded a 4.49 shuttle, a 24" vertical, and 20 reps at 185.
Video highlights
Preston Woods, 6'3 280, OL/DL, South Saint Paul - Has made unofficial visits to Minnesota and Wisconsin. Plans to attend Michigan and Michigan State. Two way starter on 11-2 team as a sophomore. Had 16 tackles (14 solo), 9 TFL, 2 sacks, 3 knockdowns, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, 3 pass breakups, and 1 safety. 2011 State Qualifier in wresting and had 31-12 record. Max bench 379. Recorded 20 reps at 225. Max squat is 510.
Video highlights
Drew Trabing, 6'4 240, OL, Prior Lake - 2011 All Conference HM. Starting offensive lineman as a sophomore.
Video highlights
Jason Telin, 6'3 290, OL, Tartan - Started every game as a sophomore. 2011 State Qualifier in wresting and had 21-12 record.
Video highlights
Frederick Schroeder, 6'4 245, OL, Hopkins - Starting lineman as a junior. Started seven games as a sophomore.
Jack Vasko, 6'4 280, OL, Hill-Murray - Starting offensive lineman as a junior. Played varsity as a sophomore.
Video highlights
Austin Hilgert, 6'3 245, C, Bloomington Jefferson - Starting varsity as a junior.
Video highlights
Josh Weber, 6'5 250, OL, Detroit Lakes - Starting on varsity as a junior.
Video highlights
Andrew Stanek, 6'5 230, OL/DL, Rochester Lourdes - Two way player for Rochester Lourdes.
Brandon Scott, 6'4 260, Kasson-Mantorville (4A) - Player to Watch.
Joe Wagner, 6'5 220, OL, Cretin-Derham Hall - Started 12 game as a sophomore.
Jake Russell, 6'1 270, OL, Mankato West - Two way starter for Mankato West. All-Conference HM. 2012 NUC Combine Offensive MVP.
Video highlights
 
 
Edit