Posted On: 12/4/19 2:16 AM

I have long believed that Minnesota is an overlooked and underrated prep football state due to our geographic location as well as the fact that Minnesota doesn’t produce the sheer volume of potential Power5 recruits such as Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, or Michigan. Although lacking in number, our college football commits compensate with production. It seems that our good ol’ Minnesota boys find success when given a chance on Saturday’s-and I can’t be the only one who notices this trend. Whether its current college players such as: Minnesota’s future draft picks Tyler Johnson (Minneapolis North), Carter Coughlin (Eden Prairie), or Kamal Martin (Burnsville), Nebraska’s captain and future draft pick JD Spielman (Eden Prairie), starting Oregon dlineman Drayton Carlberg (Delasalle), 32 games played in DL Jashon Cornell of Ohio State (Cretin Derham-Hall), Northwestern’s starting WR Ramaud Chiaokhiao-Bowman (Breck), Iowa State starting DT Jamahl Johnson (Prior Lake), Buffalo starting OT Kayode Awosika (Maple Grove), the FCS’s NDSU Bison QB1 Trey Lance (Marshall) who is the Missouri Valley Conference Offensive MVP and Newcomer of the year, or even PWO Ty Okada (East Ridge) at Montana State finding a starting DB spot, Minnesota boys just find themselves in the

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