Damon Green – Eastview

Posted On: 11/11/20 6:07 PM

It’s never too early to start scouting the young bucks, and through 4-5 weeks of the unprecedented 2020 some exceptional freshman have emerged. Thanks to PrepRedzoneMN keeping our ears to the pavement and eyes open for new names we don’t have on our radar, we’ve identified 15 freshman from the great state of Minnesota that our subscribers need to know. These boys can already ball, and most of them are making impressive impacts on varsity as only 14-15 year olds. With so much potential already being shown from these youngins, it’s a fair bet to think that we’ll be hearing these names a lot more in the future, and some of them are going to make very intriguing FBS prospects in only a couple years. With all of that being said, check out our PrepRedzoneMN Top-15 2024s below. Thanks for reading!

Top-15

Tanner Zolnosky (East Ridge) QB. 5’10, 175 lbs. @TannerZolnosky – The first-year got the rare nomination from his high school coach to meet the one-and-only recruiting extraordinaire Tom Lemming, who has been traveling across the country meeting with the top football recruits in the nation regardless of age. Zolnosky – according to Lemming – has the “ability to play QB/WR/CB…excels at extending plays, shows good speed and arm strength. Work ethic top-notch. A rising star.”

Savion Lopez (Cretin Derham Hall) RB. 5’9, 167 lbs. Another standout who got to meet the nationally renowned Tom Lemming, Lopez was also nominated by his head coach as a future star, and his evaluation from Lemming stated: “5’9, 166 lb. RB with exciting moves, big-time speed, vision, and balance. Dynamite in the open field. Also stars in basketball.”

Simon Seidl (Hill Murray) QB. 5’11, 165 lbs. @SimonSeidl8 – The brother of one of the best 2023s in the state in fellow Hill Murray Pioneer Sawyer Seidl, the younger Simon also got to meet Tom Lemming, and was evaluated as showing “smarts. athletic ability, alive arm, and terrific speed. Does a good job of extending plays.”

Damon Green (Eastview) ATH. 5’10, 165 lbs. @DamonGreen06 – Versatile and physical player with speed, footwork, and ball skills. Hard-hitter who is going to be a great varsity contributor next season.   Week 1 Highlights Week 3 Highlights Week 4 Highlights Week 5 Highlights

Daniel Freitag (Bloomington Jefferson) ATH. 6’1, 165 lbs. @HoopdreamDaniel – Outstanding WR prospect who has been virtually unguardable in JV play and has been putting up some Randy Moss type stat lines so far through this season. He has great size and dominant burst and impressive hands. With his basketball background he’s going to make waves on varsity next season. Week 4 Highlights vs. Cooper

Monte Gillman (Dassel-Cokato) RB. 5’7, 150 lbs. @montegillman – The biggest varsity contributor on the list thus far, Gillman is the younger brother of standout 2022 D1 prospect  Eli Gillman Eli Gillman 6'0" | ATH Dassel-Cokato | 2022 State MN  and shares with him the explosive and exciting athletic ability that produces big plays for the Chargers at an early age. Although he hasn’t finished growing, he runs really hard, and against varsity competition you can see that he has rare lower-body strength and an ability to slip through tackle attempts that you don’t see in many freshman backs. I also like his vision, and he’s as surefire of a D1 prospect as his older brother who has a lot of good football in front of him.   vs. New London Spicer vs. Holy Family

Jack Simon (Wayzata) 6’2, 165 lbs. @iamjacksimon – The freshman Trojan QB shows good arm strength for his age and an ability to hit the deep ball. His accuracy is pretty on point as well, and he shows some good pocket awareness to boot. All in all he’s a real fine looking QB prospect who we’ll see on the Trojans varsity before we know it.  Freshman Highlights

Jack Wojciak (Irondale) QB. 5’10, 160 lbs. @wojciak_jack – Athletic with a strong arm and has the ability to take off and gash a defense with his legs. Going to see varsity snaps soon with the Knights. 

Remi Hauger (Moorhead) QB. 6’6, 210 lbs. @RemiHauger – Gigantic QB prospect at a game program in Moorhead is enough of a combination for me to be excited to see this kid play!

Zach Ladu (Rochester John Marshall) ATH. 6’1, 150 lbs. @LaduZach – Great size at the WR position with an athletic older brother and a decently refined skill-set for his age.

Azrie Yeager (MPLS North) OL/DL. Big and athletic for his age. Brother of stud Polars QB Zach Yeager Zach Yeager 6'2" | QB Minneapolis North | 2021 State MN .

Joshua Burns (Prior Lake) RB/LB. 5’6, 175 lbs. @Josh_Burns20 – Has made some big plays playing freshman/JV ball for the Lakers and is more of a power back who can catch the ball and take off if he gets the corner. vs. STMA  vs. Eden Prairie

Conner Connell (Luverne) 6’3, 195 lbs. @connell_conner – The frame and athleticism are already there for Connell, as he’s already being recruited for baseball and shows some good measurables there.

Mya Karsten (Fridley) K c/o 2025. One of my favorite prospects on the entire list, Mya Karsten began kicking on Fridley’s varsity team as an eighth grader (!) this year, and although she isn’t a 2024 I wanted to give her a special shoutout because she’s been killing it this season for one of 4A’s strongest teams in the Tigers. She’s got a boot and really impressive accuracy, and Karsten 

CBSSports News Story from this Year on Karsten

Sam Macy (Chanhassen) OLB/TE. 6’3, 175 lbs. @SamMacy13 – Excellent size and length that is put to use well by Macy, as he can blitz, tackle, and cover ground quickly when pursuing the ball. He’ll get a chance to shine next year for Chan. vs. Chaska vs. BSM

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