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Star Tribune preps writer Jim Paulsen's top 10 Minnesota football recruits

By Jim Paulsen, Star Tribune, 04/10/20, 6:15PM CDT


Jim Paulsen's top 10 football recruits

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(Graduating class in parentheses)

1. Riley Mahlman: Lakeville South, OL, 6-8, 285 (2021)

Four-star prospect, terrific athlete who happens to play offensive line. Committed to Wisconsin.

2. Bastian Swinney: Edina, OL, 6-6, 270 (2021)

Dominant run blocker with a high upside. Has the intelligence to improve quickly. Committed to Cal-Berkeley.

3. Logan Purcell: Annandale, OL/DL, 6-7, 245 (2021)

Has the frame, tenacity for high Division I competition. Needs to add bulk. Committed to Minnesota.

4. Justice Sullivan: Eden Prairie, LB, 6-1, 230 (2021)

A true linebacker prospect with the quickness and agility to excel as a pass rusher. Committed to Iowa.

5. Jake Ratzlaff: Rosemount, LB, 6-3, 220 (2021)

A leader on defense with a nose for the ball. Committed to Minnesota for hockey, but football is a growing possibility.

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