Players are seniors unless noted
Minneapolis North, 6-2, 190
Difference-maker scores from anywhere on the field. Before the Class 1A semifinals, he had passed for 2,305 yards, 32 TDs; rushed for 941 yards, 18 TDs. Committed to Minnesota as an athlete, likely will play defensive back.
Maple Grove, 5-9, 180
Exceptionally quick feet, able to slip through cracks. Tough to tackle, always gets yards after. Rushed for more than 1,800 yards, 22 TDs. Made 55 tackles as a defensive back. Will play baseball at Creighton.
East Ridge, 5-9, 196, Jr.
Style resembles Hall-of-Famer Emmit Smith. With powerful legs, low center of gravity, exceptional balance. Can make tacklers miss and run over them on the same play. Rushed for 2,085 yards, 20 TDs in 12 games.
Eden Prairie, 5-8, 175
Electrifying on the open field, slippery in a crowd, rarely came off the field. Rushed for 1,135 yards and 18 TDs before the Eagles loss in the Class 6A quarterfinals. Added two TDs receiving, two on punt returns, one on a kick return and two on interceptions as a defensive back. Committed to Nebraska.
Osseo, 6-0, 190
The Orioles’ most dangerous and elusive weapon, made catches he’s supposed to and many he shouldn’t. Sixty-five receptions for 940 yards, 13 TDs. Added 67 tackles, three interceptions as a defensive back.
St. Michael-Albertville, 6-4, 185
Prototype wide receiver with a 40-inch vertical leap. Greatly improved his receiving skills. Forty-two receptions for 960 yards, 10 TDs. Dangerous kick returner. Committed to Northern Iowa.
Maple Grove, 6-5, 260
Still maturing — just turned 17 — Awosika is an athlete and force on both sides. More than 25 pancake blocks as a tackle. As a defensive end, he forces opponents to run away from his side. Considering multiple Division I offers.
Edina, 6-7, 300
A road grader who physically engulfs opponents. Plays with an edge, always finishes his blocks. Edina coach Reed Boltmann called him “one of the best I’ve ever coached.” Committed to North Dakota.
Forest Lake, 6-5, 290
East Metro Blue offensive lineman of the year. Dominating at the point of attack, he racked up more than 50 pancake blocks. Committed to Wisconsin.
Burnsville, 6-5, 270
Terrific athlete, three-year starter. Also played defensive line with 79 tackles, seven for loss. East Metro White lineman of the year. Committed to Northern Illinois.
Monticello, 6-5, 288
A freight train as a run blocker, more than 50 pancake blocks (“he always thought he had more,” laughed coach Jason Telecky). Excellent footwork, good with his hands. North Central White MVP. Committed to Minnesota.
Burnsville, 6-3, 225
Standout at QB and DB, natural leader. Passed for nearly 900 yards and rushed for 400 in guiding the Blaze to its first state tournament since 1995. Committed to Minnesota, projects as an LB.