Posted On: 02/3/20 2:08 AM

If you happened to read my previous Northstar Football News features highlighting the Minnesota natives selected to the 2019 All-MIAC and All-WIAC teams in-depth, you would have to read about how I believe the state of Minnesota is one of the more overlooked fertile recruiting grounds and a place whose prep players -for the majority - go on to find similar success playing college football as they did as a prep. Having Minnesota support one of the top-2 Division III conferences (the MIAC) is a great example of former MN preps going on to succeed more than other states players, but having the success that the Minnesotans have shown in the Division II Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) in 2019 is even stronger evidence. The 14-team conference features teams located in Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska, and our good ol' Land of 10,000 Lakes boys found NSIC recognition on almost every team. Even the top-three teams in the North Division in 2019 were located in Minnesota (UMD, BSU, MSUM), and the South's winner: Minnesota State-Mankato advanced to the Division II national championship game. Is it a coincidence that these four squads feature primarily

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