OFFENSE (players are seniors UNLESS NOTED)


Ryan Miles, Richfield, 6-4, 200: Three-year starter elevated a program with just one win in three years to a 3-3 season. Dual threat, strong, accurate arm, excellent mobility. Completed 129 of 224 passes for 1,706 yards, 12 TDs.


David Collins, St. Michael-Albertville, 5-9, 185: Explosive to the hole, vision to make defenders miss. Ran for 1,175 yards, 15 touchdowns though he missed parts of two games because of a leg injury.

Terrance Kamara, Minneapolis North, 5-8, 175: Northern Iowa commit is shifty and elusive, often leaving defenders clutching air. Fast enough to get the corner. Ran for 1,147 yards this season, 3,516 over the last two.

Emmett Johnson, Holy Angels, 5-11, 175, jr.: A force on both sides of the ball. Rushed for 1,151 yards, 12 touchdowns, had 1,592 total yards. As a free safety, had 45 tackles, five for loss.


Riley Mahlman, Lakeville South, 6-8, 285: Missed almost four games, but impossible to miss when he played. Athletic and agile, he overwhelms defenders and is equally impactful as a defensive lineman. Committed to Wisconsin.

Bastian Swinney, Edina, 6-6, 275: Body type built for playing into college and beyond. Good quickness off the ball, moves well laterally. Can dominate physically. Three-year starter committed to Cal-Berkeley.

Lucas Heyer, Hill-Murray, 6-5, 300, jr.: Physical player, relishes contact. Relentless at the point of attack, always seeking defenders to overpower. Can move a pile by himself. Twelve Power Five offers already.

Sam Henry, Eden Prairie, 6-6, 270: Old-school type lineman at his best when his team needs power. Quick off the ball. Uses leverage and his hands to his advantage. Intelligent. Committed to North Dakota State.

Logan Purcell, Annandale, 6-7, 260: Exceptional size and speed make this Gophers commit hard to handle on both sides of the ball. Fast enough to pull effectively. On defense he forces offenses to avoid his side of the field.


Eli Green, Farmington, 5-11, 186: "Our best player all year," Farmington coach Adam Fischer says. Produces despite double- and triple-teams. Caught 22 passes for 369 yards, 5 TDs, and returned a kickoff for a TD.

Cade Kramer, Eden Prairie, 6-3, 185: Brother of Gophers QB Cole Kramer is the metro's most polished receiver. Runs well, terrific hands, gets separation, strong route runner. Caught 22 passes for 484 yards, Four TDs. Committed to Minnesota Duluth.


Mario Sanders, Minneapolis North, 5-11, 145, jr.: Perhaps the metro's most dangerous open-field player. Caught 34 passes for 843 yards, 12 touchdowns, averaged 24.8 yards per catch. Handled kicking for the Polars.

Jim Paulsen