Posted On: 11/17/20 9:37 PM

Starting this season we at PrepRedzoneMN are very excited to announce the installment of our newest and most prestigious award: the PrepRedzoneMN Player of the Year. As the most comprehensive high school football recruiting service in the Land of 10,000 Lakes it is no easy task to track the performances of every single prep we can find within our borders, but it also gives us some unparalleled visibility and experience in figuring out who the best of the best in the state are. With Minnesota boys needing as much national attention and exposure as they can, combined with PrepRedzone’s ever-growing college coaching subscriber network, we thought it was important for us to name our own awards for the most accomplished athletes in the state and bring some more attention to the awardees in the recruiting scene. Today we’re starting with our 50 semifinalist nominations for the inaugural PrepRedzoneMN Player of the Year Award given to the best high school football player in the state regardless of class! Thanks for reading and scroll below for the complete list of semifinalists and their stats. *nominees are seniors unless otherwise noted*

Austin Freerksen (Byron) RB. In 7 games totaled 180 carries for 1,422 yards and 17 TDs. Committed to UMD

Trey Feeney Trey Feeney 6'2" | QB Moorhead | 2021 State MN  (Moorhead) QB. Has thrown 110 completions for 1,593 yards and 29 TDs. Committed to North Dakota Bryce Lance Bryce Lance 6'2" | WR Marshall | 2021 State MN  (Marshall) WR. Has caught 24 catches for 550 yards and 8 TDs and picked off 5 passes Nick Flaskamp Nick Flaskamp LB Minneapolis Southwest | 2021 State MN  (MPLS Southwest) RB/LB.  Has rushed 145 times for 1103 yards and 9 TDs, plus 93 tackles (first in the state at publishing) and .5 sacks, a FF, and a defensive TD Nyle Dickel Nyle Dickel LB Minneapolis Washburn | 2021 State MN  (MPLS Washburn) LB. 90 tackles, 10 TFLs, 3 sacks, and 12 catches for 189 yards and a TD Ryan Miles (Richfield) QB. Has complete 124 passes for 1,706 yards and 12 TDs Ben Alsleben (Litchfield) QB. Has thrown 104 completions for 1,535 yards and 19 TDs Drew Kittelson (Blooming Prairie) QB. 2022. 75-98 for 1,168 yards and 18 TDs Mario Sanders Mario Sanders 5'10" | WR MPLS North | 2022 State MN  (MPLS North) WR. 2022. 29 receptions for 655 yards and 10 TDs Connor Develice (Andover) QB. 2022. So far has thrown 82-147 for 1,330 yards and 16 TDs Terrance Kamara Terrance Kamara 5'9" | RB Minneapolis North | 2021 State MN  (MPLS North) RB. Has rushed 130 times for 1,054 yards and 8 TDs. Committed to UNI Davon Townley Davon Townley 6'6" | DL Minneapolis North | 2021 State MN  (MPLS North) DE/TE. 37 tackles, 5 TFLs, 3 sacks, 9 passes knocked down plus 4 catches for 105 yards and 2 TDs. Cooper Yaggie Cooper Yaggie ATH Breckenridge | 2021 State MN  (Breckenridge) QB/DB. Connor Bushbaum (South Ridge) RB. Has rushed for 1,463 yards and picked off 6 passes for interceptions Emmett Johnson Emmett Johnson 6'0" | RB Holy Angels | 2022 State MN  (Holy Angels) RB. 2022. 158 rushing attempts for 1,090 yards and 12 TDs Hunter Karlson Hunter Karlson 5'11" | RB Totino Grace | 2022 State MN  (Totino-Grace) RB. 155 carries for 1,190 yards and 13 TDs David Collins David Collins 5'8" | RB St. Michael-Albertville | 2021 State MN  (St. Michael-Albertville) RB. 128 rushes for 1022 yards and 14 TDs Gavin Wysong Gavin Wysong 5'9" | LB Hills-Beaver Creek | 2021 State MN  (Hills-Beaver Creek) RB. Has thrown 20-34 for 445 yards and 6 TDs and rushed 80 times for 921 yards and 17 TDs plus 32 tackles, 1 TFL, and 1 FF Josh Schlangen (Blaine) RB. Rushed 145 times for 1040 yards and 10 TDs plus 17 catches for 213 yards and 3 TDs David Warren-Mitchell (Eden Prairie) QB. 2022. Thrown 37-57 for 761 yards and 9 TDs plus 37 rushes for 237 yards and 5 TDs Brady Walthall Brady Walthall 6'1" | WR Moorhead | 2021 State MN  (Moorhead) WR. Leading the state in all receiving categories including 50 catches, 744 yards, and 12 TDs Payton Beyer (Owatonna) WR/ATH. Through 6 games has 40 receptions for 593 yards and 5 TDs, 6 tackles, 3 interceptions, 6 PBUs, and punts and returns kicks Levi Lampert (Upsala/Swanville) WR. In 4 games has 20 catches for 446 yards and 11 TDs Jack Behning Jack Behning 6'4" | WR Lester Prairie | 2022 State MN  (Alexandria) WR. 2022. 32 catches for 561 yards and 8 TDs Bennett Lecher Bennett Lecher 5'11" | WR Litchfield | 2021 State MN  (Litchfield) WR. 15 rushes for 140 yards and 3 TDs, 42 catches for 557 yards and 10 TDs, 11 tackles and 2 FRs, and a TD pass Jake Klancher (Crosby-Ironton) LB. In 6 games has 101 tackles, 6 TFLs Chase Carter Chase Carter 6'6" | DL SMB | 2022 State MN  (SMB) DE. 2022. In 5 games recorded 30 tackles, 10 TFLs, and a state leading 7 sacks Carter Otto Carter Otto 6'0" | RB Elk River | 2021 State MN  (Elk River) RB/LB. 91 rushes for 561 yards and 7 TDs, 3 catches for 133 yards and 3 TDs, 69 tackles, 9 TFLs, 1 FF Jack Bungarden Jack Bungarden 6'2" | LB Woodbury | 2021 State MN  (Woodbury) LB. 63 tackles and 4 sacks. Committed to Minnesota State University-Moorhead Eli Schlangen (Two Harbors) ATH. 123 rushes for 721 yards and 10 TDs, 5 catches for 125 yards and a TD, 43 tackles, 1 TFL, .5 sack, 3 FF, and 5 INT Joey Sorenson Joey Sorenson ATH Spring Lake Park | 2021 State MN  (Spring Lake Park) DB. From his FS position he’s recorded 61 tackles, 5 interceptions, and has been returning kicks and punts Jahrese Adeagbo (St. Paul Como Park) DL. Recorded 21 tackles, 6 sacks, and 2 TFLs Jaden Reed Jaden Reed WR Minneapolis Southwest | 2021 State MN  (MPLS Southwest) DB/WR. Leads the state in interceptions with 8, and has also recorded 14 catches for 261 yards and 3 TDs. Also has posted 38 tackles, 3 TFLs. Committed to Northern State University McCabe Dvorak (St. Louis Park) ATH. 34 catches for 434 yards and 4 TDs, plus 37 tackles, 2 TFLs, 2 FF, 4 INT, 2 blocked kicks Deven Eastern Deven Eastern 6'5" | DL Shakopee | 2021 State MN  (Shakopee) DL. 42 tackles, 10 TFLs, 4 sacks, 1 FF and 1 FR. Committed to the University of Minnesota Jake Ratzlaff Jake Ratzlaff 6'2" | LB Rosemount | 2021 State MN  (Rosemount) LB. RJ Chakolis RJ Chakolis 5'11" | LB Hopkins | 2021 State MN  (Hopkins) LB/RB. Carson Hansen (Lakeville South) RB. 2023. As only a sophomore has 45 rushes for 618 yards and 11 TDs Trejuan Holloman Trejuan Holloman 6'2" | DB Cretin Derham Hall | 2022 State MN  (Cretin-Derham Hall) DB. 2022. Jaden Norby Jaden Norby 6'4" | ATH West Central Area | 2021 State MN  (West Central Area/Ashby) ATH. 72 rushes for 400 yards and 7 TDs, 6 receptions for 102 yards, and 26 tackles and 4 TFLs. Committed to North Dakota Tyler Magnuson Tyler Magnuson OL Wayzata | 2021 State MN  (Wayzata) OL. Committed to Syracuse Eli King Eli King 6'3" | WR Caledonia | 2022 State MN  (Caledonia) ATH. 2022. Has thrown for a TD, rushed for a TD, returned a punt for a TD Lucas Heyer Lucas Heyer 6'5" | OL Hill-Murray | 2022 State MN  (Hill-Murray) OL. 2022 Bastian Swinney Bastian Swinney 6'6" | OL Edina | 2021 State MN  (Edina) OL. Deylin Hasert Deylin Hasert 6'5" | OL Marshall | 2022 State MN  (Marshall) OL. 2022 Max McEnelly Max McEnelly RB State MN  (Waconia) RB/LB. 2023. 127 rushes for 914 yards and 12 TDs and 13 catches for 52 yards. Also posted 52 tackles Joe Alt Joe Alt 6'7" | OL Totino-Grace | 2021 State MN  (Totino Grace) TE. Committed to Notre Dame Garrison Solliday Garrison Solliday 6'0" | DL St. Thomas Academy | 2021 State MN  (St.Thomas Academy) DL. 32 tackles, 9 TFLs, 4 sacks, 1 FF Sawyer Seidl (Hill-Murray) RB. 2023. 144 rushes for 983 yards and 8 TDs and 9 tackles on the defensive side of the ball Finn Diggins Finn Diggins TE Perham | 2021 State MN  (Perham) TE. 25 catches for 246 yards and a TD and 23 tackles, 3 TFLs, 3 sacks. Committed to North Dakota State

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