SMB's Kaden Johnson, the most coveted Minnesota football recruit, has offers from 13 Power Five schools and Yale, a tribute to both his athletic and academic potential. Photo: Cheryl Myers, SportsEngine
Kaden Johnson didn’t set out on a path to a college football future. For the longest time the Minnehaha Academy senior saw himself as a basketball player, alongside lifelong friends and classmates Jalen Suggs and Terry Lockett Jr.
But his body had other ideas. He grew and filled out, eventually reaching his current 6-4 and 235 pounds. And as he grew, the basketball light dimmed and football shone through.
He is now a linebacker with SMB — a three-school co-op team that includes Minnehaha Academy — and the most coveted football recruit in the state this year.
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Top row, from left: Kaden Johnson, SMB; Jalen Suggs, SMB; Aidan Bouman, Buffalo; Terry Lockett Jr., SMB, Trevon Howard, SMB. Bottom row, from left: Jonathan Mann, Rosemount; Riley Mahlman, Lakeville South; Justice Sullivan, Eden Prairie; Cody Lindenberg, Anoka; Danny Striggrow, Orono.
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