Totino-Grace's Ben Mezzenga reaches, but fails to intercept a pass meant for Osseo's Joshua Goldschmidt during the first half of a Class 6A state football quarterfinal game Friday night at the Metrodome. Osseo led 20-12 at the half. ] (SPECIAL TO THE STA
Seth Green, East Ridge, jr., 6-3, 185: A national recruiting battle is brewing for the RGIII clone, including Oregon, Texas and even Minnesota.
Robbie Grimsley, Hutchinson, sr., 6-1, 185: Breakaway threat to go the distance on any play. Committed to NDSU.
Will Rains, Eden Prairie, sr., 5-10, 207: Powerful and explosive. Should put up big numbers behind EP’s always-stout offensive line.
Blake Moreno, St. Francis, sr., 6-6, 250: Crushing blocker with soft hands and the ability to run after the catch.
Jesper Horsted, Roseville, sr., 6-4, 185: Athletic, with a lanky frame and exceptional body control in the air.
Ben Boone, Edina, sr., 6-3, 200: A matchup nightmare. Too strong for cornerbacks, too fast for linebackers.
Bronson Dovich, Chaska, sr., 6-6, 290: Quick feet and a punishing hitter. Committed to Minnesota.
Ben Shoults, Maple Grove, sr., 6-4, 275: A combination of brute force and brains. Committed to Harvard.
Nick Connelly, Red Wing, sr., 6-7, 277: Athletic with a huge frame, the U commit is a prototype tackle prospect.
Boyd Draeger, Lakeville North, sr., 6-5, 285: Coach Brian Vossen refers to him simply as ‘‘a monster.”
Zack Johnson, Spring Lake Park, sr., 6-5, 270: Relentless run blocker who overpowers D-linemen. Committed to NDSU.
Dimitri Williams, Rosemount, sr., 5-11, 185: Versatile and elusive. The 2013 South Suburban co-offensive player of the year.
Jashon Cornell, Cretin-Derham Hall, sr., DE, 6-4, 265: Devastating pass rusher off the edge. With many top Division I suitors, he committed to Ohio State.
Drayton Carlberg, DeLaSalle, sr., DT, 6-5, 280: Impossible to block one-on-one. Has 14 Division I offers.
Jack Darnell, Champlin Park, sr., DT, 6-3, 260: Possesses the speed of a linebacker in a tackle’s body. Has committed to North Dakota State.
Jojo Garcia, East Ridge, jr., DT, 6-3, 285: Considered the top junior defensive line prospect in Minnesota.
Alex Hart, Prior Lake, sr., 6-3, 220: Heart of the Lakers can shed blockers and deliver crunching hits.
Josh Corcoran, Lakeville South, sr., 6-3, 230: Old-school, run-stuffing linebacker with improved coverage skills. Headed to Northern Illinois
Carter Coughlin, Eden Prairie, jr., 6-4, 210: The son of former Gopher Bob Coughlin has generated big buzz with his play in summer camps.
Adam Buirge, Park Center, sr., 6-1, 185: Serious quickness, committed to Northern Illinois. Will play wide receiver in college.
Ben Mezzenga, Totino-Grace, sr., 5-10, 175: Playmaker with a nose for the ball. Dangerous as a kick returner.
Datrice Mulsimo, Champlin Park, sr., 5-10, 185: Great closing speed and instinctive with the ball in the air.
Jordan Cardenas, Lakeville North, sr., 6-0, 190: Exceptional athlete who plays the run and pass equally well.
Patrick LeCorre, Edina, sr., K: Entering his fourth year as a kicker. Strong, accurate leg and a calm demeanor.
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