Minnesota: Ten Underclassmen to Know
Nick Connelly
Nick Connelly
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Oct 28, 2013


A look at ten underclassmen in the state of Minnesota who are all without an offer, some without a ton of college attention yet, but who we believe will blossom into highly recruited players over the next few years.

Jojo Garcia | Soph. | DT | East Ridge
Garcia showed this offseason that he has monster potential because of his power, strength, and motor at a young age. He has come out this season and shown it on the field too, and we believe this 6-foot-3, 275-pound youngster will be a major college prospect.

Nick Connelly | Jr. | DE | Red Wing
Has a big frame at 6-foot-6, 240 pounds and put together an impressive junior season culminating with a good performance against Chanhassen and Frank Ragnow, a game which raised some eyebrows about his potential.

Tyler Johnson | Soph. | QB | Minneapolis North
A fine athlete with a long, lean frame (6'2, 185), Johnson's physical tools will allow him to project to other positions like wide receiver or safety if quarterback does not work out.

Ramaud Bowman | Soph. | WR | Minneapolis Breck
His coaches praise his ability and also his work ethic. The 6-foot-0, 175-pound Bowman is a smooth athlete with playmaking ability and upside. He just needs to keep getting bigger and stronger.

Thomas Barber | Soph. | LB | Robbinsdale Armstrong
The younger brother of Marion and Dominique Barber, Thomas is only a sophomore, but is already 6-foot-1, 215-pounds. He plays running back as well, but it's at linebacker, where he has 85 tackles this season, where he may be looked at most by colleges.

Kjetil Cline | Soph. | WR | East Ridge
This season, Cline has enjoyed a breakout year and is showing speed and explosiveness in a 6-foot-1, 180-pound frame. His wheels and athleticism as well as his length could have him projecting to receiver or defensive back in college, but his coaches believe he's a potential BCS guy.

Bronson Dovich | Jr. | OT | Chaska
What Minnesota list would be complete without some big guys? Dovich is 6-foot-6, 290 pounds, and while he doesn't yet have the same college attention some of the other big juniors in the state yet, it's a good bet more will be coming his way.

Jack Darnell | Jr. | DT | Champlin Park
Darnell is an interesting prospect. At 6-foot-3, 250 pounds, he has moved around, rushed off the edge, blitzed up the middle, and shown good effort and motor. The question now is, can he grow into a defensive tackle, where he likely projects best. Minnesota and others have shown interest.

Sam Schlueter | Soph. | OT | Mayer Lutheran
Although he is also a good basketball player, it is on the gridiron where Schlueter (6'6, 250) could have the most upside. He's athletic, long, and at this early stage, is a prospect certainly worth monitoring.

Dominik London | Fr. | RB | East Ridge
London made the most of his opportunity to start this year and has shown that he may be the next big prospect out of a school that is all of sudden cranking them out.



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