Posted On: 09/15/20 3:08 PM
Hello to the wonderful readers and subscribers of PrepRedzoneMN! I would like to begin by apologizing for my absence from positing MN content as of late. Things are busy across our Eastern border in Wisconsin and that has been taking up a lot of my time, but since we’ve released every Preseason All-State Team for Wisconsin’s eight different divisions, I can come back to splitting time between the two. Speaking of Preseason All-State teams, get ready for MN’s upcoming Preseason All-State lists for Class 3A, AA, A, and 9-man teams, but before that we need to check out some more studs from our previous releases of 6A, 5A, and 4A lists. One of the last groups we need to cover are the 2022s of Class 5A, and this group is stuffed with talent! Find out which juniors were already named Preseason All-State, which standouts you should be aware of, and who made the included watchlist. Thanks for reading!
Joseph RussellJosephRussell6'0" | QBRobbinsdale Cooper | 2022StateMN (Robbinsdale Cooper) QB.
Camden RoyalCamdenRoyal5'10" | RBRobbinsdale Cooper | 2022StateMN (Robbinsdale Cooper) RB
Mekhi CollinsMekhiCollins6'5" | WRMankato-West | 2022StateMN (Mankato West) WR.
Kristen HoskinsKristenHoskins5'10" | WRAlexandria | 2022StateMN (Alexandria) WR.
John KaczorJohnKaczor6'2" | OLSt. Cloud Tech | 2022StateMN (St. Cloud Tech) OL.
Ben LaackBenLaack6'3" | OLRochester John Marshall | 2022StateMN (Rochester John Marshall) OL.
Jack TeikenJackTeiken6'3" | TEMoorhead | 2022MN (Moorhead) DL.
Joseph RussellJosephRussell6'0" | QBRobbinsdale Cooper | 2022StateMN (Robbinsdale Cooper) QB. Camden RoyalCamdenRoyal5'10" | RBRobbinsdale Cooper | 2022StateMN (Robbinsdale Cooper) RB Mekhi CollinsMekhiCollins6'5" | WRMankato-West | 2022StateMN (Mankato West) WR. Kristen HoskinsKristenHoskins5'10" | WRAlexandria | 2022StateMN (Alexandria) WR. John KaczorJohnKaczor6'2" | OLSt. Cloud Tech | 2022StateMN (St. Cloud Tech) OL. Ben LaackBenLaack6'3" | OLRochester John Marshall | 2022StateMN (Rochester John Marshall) OL. Jack TeikenJackTeiken6'3" | TEMoorhead | 2022MN (Moorhead) DL. Austin AltepeterAustinAltepeter6'2" | LBMoorhead | 2022StateMN (Moorhead) LB. Standouts Not Named All-State Carter LoeschCarterLoesch6'4" | LBSauk Rapids-Rice | 2022StateMN (Sauk Rapids-Rice) 6'4, 210 lbs. LB/DE. Picked up a MSU-Mankato offer this summer after camping with the Mavericks. Great frame and covers a lot of ground when pursuing ball-carriers, natural athletic ability, long and fast and ain't scared to hit you. Zach HerberZachHerber5'8" | RBRochester Century | 2022StateMN (Rochester Century) RB. 5'7, 170 lbs. Was having a promising season on Varsity before an injury derailed his sophomore season in 2019. Patient runner with good vision and with some sneaky speed and acceleration. Cayden Holcomb (Rochester Mayo) 5'10, 170 lbs.. DB/ATH. Will be a three-year starter this Spring for Mayo. Named All-City and All-District. In career thus far has totaled 95 catches for 1,185 yards as well as 45 tackles and 3 interceptions. Big-time sleeper in the 2022 class. Just a natural football player who makes big plays on both sides of the ball. Has great concentration and excels when the ball is in the air. Solid route-running and tackling. Also can LS. Charlie CoenenCharlieCoenen6'0" | WRChanhassen | 2022StateMN (Chanhassen) WR/DB. 6’ 180 lbs.. Another big-time 2022 sleeper. Was named All-District as a sophomore in 2019, as well as the Team's MVP. Recorded 29 receptions for 442 yards and 5 TDs. 3.98 GPA as well. Very explosive player with a fun highlight tape to watch. Reminds me of former Chanhassen now Costal Carolina star Alex Spillum. Smooth, play-making WR with a good vert and some impressive nuances in his route-running. Also has impressive speed and strength for his age and is dangerous with the ball in his hands. Shifty, with a mean jumpcut, he should see his stock rising soon. Colton RadaColtonRada6'3" | DLChaska | 2022StateMN (Chaska) DL. 6’3, 250 lbs. Has the ability to play on either side of the LOS, and has an explosive first-step off the ball. Nasty and physical, I really like how he uses his hands. Played some Varsity last year for the MN 5A state champion Hawks. Very strong and is continuing to get stronger. Plays with good leverage and a low center of gravity as well. Evan CoffeyEvanCoffey5'10" | QBHenry Sibley | 2022StateMN (Henry Sibley) QB. 5'10, 180 lbs. Went 31/73 for 306 yards and 2 TDs in 2019. Throws well on the move and has some good decision-making ability. Andrew AliAndrewAli5'11" | OLHighland Park | 2022StateMN (Highland Park) 5'11, 220 lbs. OL. 4.58 GPA. Strong, and plays with a high-motor. Will be a three-year starter this Spring. Jordan ShawJordanShaw5'11" | RBIrondale | 2022StateMN (Irondale) RB. 5'11, 200 lbs. Solid North-South runner with a strong lower body who runs well behind his pads. Will be a force as an upperclassman. Brayden EngravBraydenEngrav6'3" | OLMPLS Southwest | 2022StateMN (MPLS Southwest) OL. 6’2 270 lbs. Blocked for one of MN's most prolific RBs last season in NDSU commit TK Marshall, Engrav keeps his feet pumping and is a strong, high-effort kid who will put defenders on their butt in pass-pro or in run-blocking. Loves putting people in the dirt. David Connors Jr. (Robbinsdale Cooper) WR. 6'3, 180 lbs. Has been contacted by colleges: Eastern Michigan, South Dakota, Kansas State on September 1st. Another intriguing prospect in Cooper's 2022 class who posted 20 receptions for 284 yards and 3 TDs last season. Not scared to make catches in traffic and has some skill after the catch as well. Long-strider with a good frame to add more weight. Cooper has such a good history putting out receivers, and it seems like Connors is next in line! Andre Reese (Robbinsdale Cooper) DB. 5'10, 185 lbs. Nicholas Ojile (Spring Lake Park) DL. 6'2, 210. Accomplished basketball player for the Panthers as well. Both older brothers signed with UMD out of high school, and Ojile already has a UMD offer. Started at DE for one of 5A's toughest squads last season and is a strong DE who can get after the passer and also support in the run game. Longer frame and an athletic DE. Connery WiecksConneryWiecks6'0" | WRDuluth East | 2022StateMN (Duluth East) WR/ATH. Mostly played JV last season for the Greyhounds, but is an impressive and playmaking athlete who aggressively goes after the football when its in the air and is dangerous with the ball in his hands. Ain't scared to hit you either. Should be poised for a big-time junior season this Spring. Jacob Kelley (Bemidji) WR. 6’3, 190 lbs. Standout track athlete who set a MN freshman record in the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.82 seconds. Deep-threat WR who made some big plays last season as a sophomore and is looking to have a breakout year for the Lumberjacks. Blake Haus (Sartell-St. Stephen) OT. 6’5, 240. Big, strong kid who can pull from the OT position well. Also moves well, keeps his feet churning, and has some good natural pop. Relies a little too much on his shoulder and not his hands, and could play a little lower, but he's a legit scholarship potential OT. Watchlist Andrew Nelson (Austin) Mason Pagel (Northfield) Bryce LundBryceLund6'7" | QBSauk Rapids-Rice | 2022StateMN (Sauk Rapids-Rice) QB. 6'7, 190 lbs. Zach Edwards (Northfield) 6’5, 200. Sol Havelka (Owatonna) QB Jack Cambern (Rochester Century) 6’1 170 Cole Elbing (Rochester Century) Steven BrinkerhoffStevenBrinkerhoff5'11" | LBSartell-St. Stephen | 2022StateMN (Sartell-St.Stephen) RB/LB. 5'11, 150 lbs. Michael Mankakc (Rochester Mayo) Noah SmithNoahSmith6'4" | DLLawrence | 2022StateKS (Rochester Mayo) 6’ 170 Carter Bowe (Rochester Mayo) Brock Edwards (Bloomington Jefferson) 5’10, 230 Joshua Metzger (Bloomington Jefferson) Brady Grandstaff (Chanhassen) Max Hartfield (Chaska) Benjamin Bowe (Chaska) 5’11, 170 Ben Harpestad (Mankato West) LB Brendan Pieper (New Prague) RB Thomas Jefferson (New Prague) 6’ 240 Adam Lail (Henry Sibley) 6’5, 210 WATCH Carl Strohoffer (Henry Sibley) Amarion Washington (Park of Cottage Grove) Blake Johnson (Park of Cottage Grove) Juan Orozco (Park of Cottage Grove) Grady O’Neill (St. Thomas Academy) QB Brennan Fitzgerald (St. Thomas Academy) Isaiah Henderson (MPLS Washburn) Davonte Rush (MPLS Washburn) Emmanuel Ajayi (North St. Paul) AJ Burns (Tartan) Sterling Brown (Tartan) Keandre BrownKeandreBrown5'10" | ATHMPLS Southwest | 2022StateMN (MPLS Southwest) JD Lewis (MPLS Southwest) Kyjuan Garner (MPLS Southwest) Austin Ayobamide’e (Park Center) Marcus Freeman (Park Center) AJ RhinesAJRhines6'0" | DLRobbinsdale Cooper | 2022StateMN (Robbinsdale Cooper) 5’11 265 Adam WodtkeAdamWodtke6'0" | LBRobbinsdale Cooper | 2022StateMN (Robbinsdale Cooper) Terrence Matthews (Robbinsdale Cooper) Elijah EnnaElijahEnna5'10" | OLRobbinsdale Cooper | 2022StateMN (Robbinsdale Cooper) Richard Lahr (Robbinsdale Cooper) Seth Johnson (Spring Lake Park) Christin Arteaga (St. Louis Park) 6’ 200 Darryl Kemp (St. Louis Park) DB Will Dvorak (St. Louis Park) QB Carter Rinehart (Elk River) Carter Oestreich (Elk River) Anthony Staryszak (Monticello) QB. 6’1 190 Kayden College (Robbinsdale Armstrong) 6’4 Peyton Newbein (Robbinsdale Armstrong) Moni Suggs (St. Cloud Tech) Alex Harren (Sauk Rapids-Rice) Logan HendersonLoganHenderson6'0" | WRCambridge-Isanti | 2022StateMN (Cambridge-Isanti) DB Cyrus Mattson (Cambridge-Isanti) 6’ 190 Lincoln Larsen (Cambridge-Isanti) 5’11 190 Dean Hudoba (Duluth East) QB. 5’10, 160 Parker Anderson (Duluth East) DT. 6’1 245 Antonio Michelizzi (Duluth East) 5’10 180 Tanek Kittilson (Duluth East) Devin Cimbura (Alexandria) Caden Bolte (Bemidji) DB. 6’ 170 Jack TwelvetreesJackTwelvetrees6'0" | DLBemidji | 2022StateMN (Bemidji) 6’ 225 Alonn SalmanAlonnSalman6'2" | WRMoorhead | 2022StateMN (Moorhead) WR