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Lydon Murtha and Co.!
Posted Dec 3, 2002
Andy Rosberg will have three of the most sought after football prospects in 2003. Lydon Murtha, a 6-foot-8, 315-pound, offensive lineman heads the list.
The state of
just can’t be ignored any longer. Minnesota is becoming a hotbed for prep football talent.
College recruiters from all over the country have been making the trip to the North Star State to look for talent and they haven’t been disappointed.
are just some of the perennial powers who make their way to the great white north for the May Evaluation period.
), Mark Le Voir (Notre Dame), Joe Mauer (
), Thomas Tapeh (Minnesota) and
(Southern Cal) are just a few prospects from Minnesota that were highly sought after the past couple of years.
(Park Senior) and Chris Moore (St. Thomas) are all highly sought after young men.
Don’t look for things to slow down in 2003. Lydon Murtha, a 6-foot-8, 315-pound, offensive lineman from Hutchinson will be one of the most sought after prospects in the United States.
Murtha has been rumored to have given Glen Mason and the Minnesota Golden Gophers his verbal commitment already. Murtha’s uncle played for both the Gophers and the Minnesota Vikings.
Hutchinson head coach Andy Rosberg says that Murtha will more than likely take some visits before signing on the dotted line.
“Lydon did verbally commit to Minnesota but I think he’ll check out all of his options.” Rosberg said.
“He’s (Murtha) going to be heavily recruited and I feel its in his best interest to check out all of his opportunities.
“Lydon is a slim and trim 6-foot-8 and 315-pounds. When you look at him, its just hard to imagine that someone could be that big.
“He’s extremely athletic for his size. We could use him as a tight end and not think anything about it. Lydon also has a tremendous work ethic.”
We’ve already looked at Murtha on film and he’s everything that’s advertised. Big, strong, great hands, feet and he’s aggressive.
Now here’s the scary part. Hutcinson has a running back, athlete that could be more highly recruited than Murtha.
Nathan Swift, is a 6-foot-3, 190-pounder, with speed and power, could play several positions at the next level.
We called coach Rosberg back to ask about Swift and his statement says it all.
“Nathan Swift is the best athlete I’ve coached in 35 years. He’s going to be a special player in college.”
Hutchinson also has a very good quarterback. Look for 6-foot-5, 210-pound Tony Mortenson to receive plenty of attention next spring.
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