The alternate Spring Season has come to an end, and it is time to take a look back at who went out on the highest of notes with strong performances. Before looking back on the week I want to look back on the whole season. It wasn’t an ideal scenario, but for the teams that did take part in the season I believe it was worth it. Recruitment has taken off for several players that had to wait until this spring. The kids got to go through the season and pick up the life lessons and experiences that only playing high school sports can give you. Now it is time to dive into the shortened offseason. My tip now is to hit the camps hard if your goal is to play college football. Continue getting in front of college coaches, and train hard while your not at camps. Between what I saw in the fall and what I just watched in the spring, this fall is poised to have an extremely high level of competition. Until then enjoy the offseason grind. If you are looking for any camps we are holding a Prep Redzone Wisconsin Showcase at Carroll University on
The alternate Spring Season has come to an end, and it is time to take a look back at who went out on the highest of notes with strong performances. Before looking back on the week I want to look back on the whole season. It wasn’t an ideal scenario, but for the teams that did take part in the season I believe it was worth it. Recruitment has taken off for several players that had to wait until this spring. The kids got to go through the season and pick up the life lessons and experiences that only playing high school sports can give you. Now it is time to dive into the shortened offseason. My tip now is to hit the camps hard if your goal is to play college football. Continue getting in front of college coaches, and train hard while your not at camps. Between what I saw in the fall and what I just watched in the spring, this fall is poised to have an extremely high level of competition. Until then enjoy the offseason grind. If you are looking for any camps we are holding a Prep Redzone Wisconsin Showcase at Carroll University on May 23! Link to sign up is right here! Use code JohnsonPRZ10 to save 10%. Now let’s get into this last round of Top Performers!
6'0" | QB
Fond du Lac | 2021
, 2021 QB/ATH- Fond du Lac
Stat Line: 15 Carries, 306 Rushing Yds, 5 Rushing TDs, 4/7, 83 Passing Yds, 1 Passing TD, 8 Tackles, 1 TFL
If I was told to build the prototypical do-it-all high school football player it would look a lot like UMD commit. The 6’1" 220 lbs QB, RB, LB is a walking big play waiting to happen. I can’t wait to see how Kyle is used at the next level because he can do so much. As a runner, Kyle has the speed to turn every touch into a score. The proof is in the tape as he turned several drives into scores on the first snap. He also has the power, and agility to make plays between the tackles. On defense, Walljasper proved to be a reliable defender in the middle of the defense who did a good job of finding the ball and getting to it. This week all of that was on full display as he led Fondy to a win over #2 Kimberly in commanding fashion. Beast.
6'2" | DB
Fond du Lac | 2021
, 2021 S/LB/RB- Fond du Lac
Stat Line: 12 Carries, 278 Rushing Yds, 4 Rushing TDs, 16 Tackles Braelon vs Kimberly
The other half of the offensive onslaught by Fond du Lac was the Wisconsin Badgers commit. I don’t think I’m breaking any news here saying that Braelon is the most talented high school football player I have ever seen live. The 6’2" 240 lbs RB/LB has freaky athleticism showed off by his long TDs where he either outran every defender or made them miss on the way to the endzone. The power is unquestionable as well. On defense, Braelon not only closed quickly with that speed, but he delivered some of the hardest hits I have ever seen. It was against some of the best possible competition too. I can’t wait to watch Allen at the next level. I don’t think we will have to wait super long before we do either.
6'6" | QB
Kimberly | 2022
, 2022 QB- Kimberly
Stat Line: 19/28, 356 Passing Yds, 2 Passing TDs, 44 Rushing Yds, 1 TD Caden vs Fond du Lac
This was my second time scouting one of Kimberly’s games this spring. Every time I have I am left very impressed by Caden. He has elite size at 6’6" 205 lbs, and he moves well. He is light on his feet as he goes through his drop where he does a good job of keeping his eyes connected to his feet. Then he also has the athleticism to threaten the defense if he tucks it and runs. As a thrower, I love his anticipation. Caden did a great job of putting the ball right where the WR is going to be in both games I watched him in. That is helped by his accuracy to every level of the field. As far as his arm strength, he can definitely get the ball to every point on the field. However, if he can continue to add more velocity this offseason then the sky is the limit for Caden. He is definitely one of my guys for the Class of 2022.
6'3" | WR
Kimberly | 2022
, 2022 WR- Kimberly
Stat Line: 9 Receptions, 181 Receiving Yds Owen vs Fond du Lac
It is time for Owen to start bringing in the offers. He currently has a lot of D2 interest, but nothing reported as far as offers. The 6’3" 190 lbs WR is one of the best WRs in the Wisconsin Class of 2022 rankings, and after his performance this spring I am confident he will be moving further up the order. This week Owen showed off some savvy route running as he was able to create a good amount of separation while stretching the field. He proved that he can win from out wide or in the slot, and he has one of the bigger catch radius in the state. He showed that off in clutch moments like when he went up between two DBs on 4th & 9 for a 13 yard completion. Get on this dude while you can. He’s going to be a big target going forward.
6'2" | WR
Kimberly | 2022
, 2022 WR- Kimberly
Stat Line: 6 Receptions, 115 Receiving Yds, 1 TD Cam vs Fond du Lac
Wnek brings the speed to the Kimberly receiving corps. What sets Cam apart from other speedsters is that he has the game breaking speed while also being 6’2" 180 lbs. It is hard to cover that size when the DB can barely keep up with him. I love how Kimberly used him too. They got the ball to him quickly at times so he could use that speed and size to make defenders miss and run through arm tackles. They also put the ball up high and let him run under it deep down the field. You could tell during the game and on the field that the defense was very concerned with his speed as they always gave him a large cushion to work with. Wnek is another WR from Kimberly that I believe is going to see a big uptick in his recruitment this offseason after the film he put out this spring. D2 programs, along with some FCS programs, have shown interest so far. Offers shouldn’t be far behind.
6'1" | RB
Kimberly | 2021
, 2021 RB- Kimberly
Stat Line: 32 Carries, 189 Rushing Yds, 3 Rushing TDs
My final top performer from the Kimberly- Fondy matchup is Caleb. The Northern Iowa commit was impressive to watch. He is a well rounded RB prospect. He is a big back with the power to match. He proved to be able to handle a large workload with ease and he has the vision and speed to not only grind out tough yards, but to see daylight and turn it into a big play. Frazer is one of the best in the state when it comes to playing through contact and keeping his feet churning. I think he could find a key role at UNI early in his college career based off the traits he has to offer. I can’t wait to watch.
5'7" | RB
De Pere | 2021
, 2021 RB- De Pere
Stat Line: 23 Carries, 107 Rushing Yds, 2 TDs Timbrook vs Oshkosh West
It has been fun watching Timbrook lead the way on the ground for a potent De Pere offense. The Carroll commit is a compact ball carrier who possesses a surprising amount of wiggle in the open field. His first TD in this week’s film is a fun one. It shows off his vision, burst, and agility in the hole. That same vision and burst shows up throughout this film as Adam scanned to find lane after lane. I’m a fan of the power he has in that compact frame too. Arm tackles aren’t enough to bring him down, and he has shown he can bounce off shoulder tackle attempts with his solid contact balance. Looking forward to seeing what he can do for Carroll.
6'3" | QB
De Pere | 2023
, 2023 QB- De Pere
Stat Line: 7/13, 141 Passing Yds, 2 Passing TDs, 34 Rushing Yds, 7 Receiving Yds Herman vs Oshkosh West
I have said it before, but I have to say it again just after watching the first play of this week’s film. Gabe is the best QB I have seen at buying time. Whether he is subtly moving in the pocket or scrambling around in the backfield, Gabe is difficult to contain and even harder to bring down. He has a very complete game for a sophomore too. He checks in at 6’3" 200 lbs, can hurt defenses on the ground, has sharp footwork, and a strong arm. You can see the velocity when the ball jumps out of his hand. This time next year I believe Gabe will already have a couple offers in hand. He is one of the top QBs in his class. That is saying a lot as the 2023 QB group is a very talented one here in Wisconsin.
6'4" | QB
Appleton North | 2022
, 2022 QB- Appleton North
Stat Line: 17/24, 200 Passing Yds, 1 TD, 65 Rushing Yds Schecklman vs Neenah
Our next Top Performance comes from one of the top QBs from the Class of 2022. He checks off every size requirement out there as he currently stands at 6’4" 205 lbs. Matthew can sling it too. His arm talent, size, and athleticism should give him a chance to play a high level of college football. His quick snap release gets the ball out fast and with the velocity to hit any window at this level, and be able to have success at the next. I have been a big fan of Schecklman going back to before this spring season, and he lived up to my expectations. I highly recommend checking out his tape. One of Wisconsin’s best at the position.
6'1" | QB
Greenfield | 2022
, 2022 QB- Greenfield
Stat Line: 14/18, 168 Passing Yds, 2 Passing TDs Compton vs Nathan Hale
Jackson is another QB on this list I have been able to see live this spring. The 6’1" junior wins with his accuracy and anticipation. He is able to get the ball out of his hands quickly, and because he has a strong hold on the offense Jackson is able to quickly know where to go with the football before the defense can react. Then you add in the dual threat that the quick twitch QB possesses and you end up with a QB that has been picking up D2 interest and getting out to several Junior Days at that level. I also know that Compton is very dedicated to his craft based off the consistent work that he does with a QB coach. Even during this spring season he has been getting in work on the weekends. The desire to play football is strong here. Check him out.
Chase Hanselman, 2021 WR- Neenah
Stat Line: 6 Receptions, 105 Receiving Yds Hanselman vs Appleton North
I think I was the last to the party on Chase. He has shown this spring that he go to WR with the size, 6’1" 180 lbs, hands, and route running to be a solid possession receiver. Possession receiver is the perfect label for Chase. He doesn’t do a single trait at a crazy good level that he can build his game around. Instead it is more about being well rounded or a jack of all trades. If I were to pick the best trait that Hanselman offers isn’t really a physical trait. It’s his reliability. He can be trusted to go up and get the ball or haul it in along the sideline, and anytime he is needed he will show up. We won’t be watching him play football after this past Friday, though, because Chase has chosen to play baseball at the next level and will be attending Benedictine. Good luck, Chase!
6'5" | DL
Greenfield | 2021
, 2021 DL- Greenfield
Stat Line: 12 Tackles, 3 TFLs, 1 Sack Jalonnie vs Nathan Hale
The Northern Illinois commit ended his high school career with an elite performance! He controlled the line of scrimmage with his strength and stoutness. None of the Nathan Hale linemen were able to get a push on him and when the tried to block him one on one he easily collapsed the pocket or stuffed the run at the line of scrimmage. Jalonnie has great length for the position and uses it well with his hand fighting. It’s not just his stoutness/power that allows him to win. Whenever he wants to, Jalonnie has the quickness to be able to jump out of his stance and quickly rip or swim past the opposing lineman. Williams is bringing a well rounded skill set to the D1 level. Good luck, Jalonnie! Can’t wait to watch!
Michael Alexander, 2023 LB- De Pere
Stat Line: 16 Tackles, 1 TFL Michael vs Oshkosh West
If you have been a frequent reader of these weekly articles you know that I am a big fan of Michael’s teammate,
5'11" | LB
De Pere | 2022
. During reviewing the film of Caleb I would notice #8 having a nose for the ball. That led nose for the ball led to a strong performance here in the final game of the season for Michael. The 5’11" 185 lbs sophomore has the beginnings of a solid LB prospect. That nose for the ball is because of his recognition skills, ability to shed blocks, and his initial burst when he blitzes. Those three traits were all on display this week. Alexander is going to be a kid to watch as he develops and grows over the next couple of seasons. As for next season, he and Caleb are set to make one of the top off-ball LB tandems in the state. Keep an eye on him!
Tommy Drohner, 2022 ATH- Stevens Point
Stat Line: FR for a TD, 3 Receptions, 1 Receiving TD (Based off film. Didn’t play second half due to injury) Drohner vs Pulaski
The more I get to watch Tommy the more I like him. The 5’9" 165 lbs ATH first caught my eye as a CB during week one when I watch him pick off multiple passes. Since then not only has he been a good cover corner, he has also been a reliable slot receiver. At this point, I believe he could play either side of the ball at the next level. He is currently an under the radar prospect, but he needs to start seeing some recognition for his talents. His aggressiveness and speed on defense allow him to make a ton of plays in coverage. Tommy has also developed as a route runner this season. He has shown that he can create separation and find the windows for his QB to hit. Every class I seem to have a few athletes that I feel are under the radar gems and label them as My Guys. Drohner is well on his way to being one of those guys for me! Have a look!