Highest-rated football recruits from Minnesota over the last 20 years

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May 15, 2022
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Highest-rated football recruits from Minnesota over the last 20 years

Football recruiting provides reliable drama, with recruitments and announcements becoming events in their own right. We love to see players from our own states make it big, and watch with pride as they go on to successful careers, knowing their origins shaped them into professional players. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated football recruits from Minnesota since 2000 using 247Sports. Players are ranked by national ranking with ties broken by rating. Keep reading to discover the highest-rated football recruits from your home state.

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#50: Aidan Bouman (2020)

- College: Iowa State
- High school: Buffalo Senior (Buffalo, MN)
- National ranking: #583 in 2020 (3 stars, 0.8726 rating)
- Position ranking: #23 (PRO)
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#49: Yahya Black (2020)

- College: Iowa
- High school: Marshall (Marshall, MN)
- National ranking: #580 in 2020 (3 stars, 0.8727 rating)
- Position ranking: #31 (ATH)
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#48: Terry Lockett (2020)

- College: Michigan State
- High school: Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis, MN)
- National ranking: #573 in 2020 (3 stars, 0.8733 rating)
- Position ranking: #92 (WR)
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#47: Isaac Hayes (2012)

- College: Minnesota
- High school: St Thomas Academy (Saint Paul, MN)
- National ranking: #570 in 2012 (3 stars, 0.874 rating)
- Position ranking: #10 (OC)
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#46: Jonah Pirsig (2012)

- College: Minnesota
- High school: Blue Earth Area Senior (Blue Earth, MN)
- National ranking: #547 in 2012 (3 stars, 0.8757 rating)
- Position ranking: #55 (OT)
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#45: Andre McDonald (2012)

- College: Minnesota
- High school: Hopkins (Hopkins, MN)
- National ranking: #531 in 2012 (3 stars, 0.8766 rating)
- Position ranking: #65 (WR)
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#44: Will Johnson (2012)

- College: West Virginia
- High school: Osseo Senior (Osseo, MN)
- National ranking: #509 in 2012 (3 stars, 0.8782 rating)
- Position ranking: #19 (TE)
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#43: Nick Davidson (2012)

- College: Stanford
- High school: Eden Prairie (Eden Prairie, MN)
- National ranking: #463 in 2012 (3 stars, 0.881 rating)
- Position ranking: #47 (OT)
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#42: Beau Allen (2010)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Minnetonka Senior (Minnetonka, MN)
- National ranking: #417 in 2010 (3 stars, 0.8801 rating)
- Position ranking: #37 (DT)
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#41: Lamonte Edwards (2010)

- College: Minnesota
- High school: Woodbury Senior (Saint Paul, MN)
- National ranking: #414 in 2010 (3 stars, 0.8813 rating)
- Position ranking: #32 (RB)
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#40: Joe Alt (2021)

- College: Notre Dame
- High school: Totino-Grace (Minneapolis, MN)
- National ranking: #398 in 2021 (3 stars, 0.8864 rating)
- Position ranking: #31 (OT)
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#39: Matt Garin (2009)

- College: Minnesota
- High school: Eastview Senior (Saint Paul, MN)
- National ranking: #382 in 2009 (3 stars, 0.8843 rating)
- Position ranking: #15 (WDE)
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#38: Jake Ratzlaff (2021)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Rosemount Senior (Rosemount, MN)
- National ranking: #380 in 2021 (3 stars, 0.8884 rating)
- Position ranking: #42 (LB)
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#37: Blaise Andries (2017)

- College: Minnesota
- High school: Marshall (Marshall, MN)
- National ranking: #367 in 2017 (3 stars, 0.8857 rating)
- Position ranking: #37 (OT)
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#36: Ra'shede Hageman (2009)

- College: Minnesota
- High school: Washburn (Minneapolis, MN)
- National ranking: #362 in 2009 (3 stars, 0.8863 rating)
- Position ranking: #12 (TE)
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#35: Deven Eastern (2021)

- College: Minnesota
- High school: Shakopee (Shakopee, MN)
- National ranking: #359 in 2021 (4 stars, 0.8915 rating)
- Position ranking: #45 (DL)
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#34: Broderick Binns (2007)

- College: Iowa
- High school: Cretin Derham Hall (Saint Paul, MN)
- National ranking: #345 in 2007 (3 stars, 0.8764 rating)
- Position ranking: #15 (WDE)
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#33: Andre Tate (2007)

- College: Minnesota
- High school: Henry Sibley Senior (Saint Paul, MN)
- National ranking: #344 in 2007 (3 stars, 0.8764 rating)
- Position ranking: #30 (RB)
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#32: Sam Maresh (2008)

- College: Minnesota
- High school: Champlin Park Senior (Council Bluffs, IA)
- National ranking: #339 in 2008 (3 stars, 0.8887 rating)
- Position ranking: #14 (ILB)
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#31: Frank Ragnow (2014)

- College: Arkansas
- High school: Chanhassen (Chanhassen, MN)
- National ranking: #324 in 2014 (4 stars, 0.8913 rating)
- Position ranking: #27 (OT)
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#30: Davon Townley (2021)

- College: Penn State
- High school: North Senior (Minneapolis, MN)
- National ranking: #322 in 2021 (4 stars, 0.8958 rating)
- Position ranking: #40 (DL)
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#29: James Onwualu (2013)

- College: Notre Dame
- High school: Cretin Derham Hall (Saint Paul, MN)
- National ranking: #307 in 2013 (4 stars, 0.895 rating)
- Position ranking: #44 (WR)
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#28: Justice Sullivan (2021)

- College: Iowa
- High school: Eden Prairie (Eden Prairie, MN)
- National ranking: #301 in 2021 (4 stars, 0.9008 rating)
- Position ranking: #21 (Edge)
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#27: Jimmy Gjere (2010)

- College: Minnesota
- High school: Irondale Senior (Saint Paul, MN)
- National ranking: #245 in 2010 (4 stars, 0.9072 rating)
- Position ranking: #23 (OT)
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#26: Willie Mobley (2008)

- College: Ohio State
- High school: Eden Prairie (Eden Prairie, MN)
- National ranking: #214 in 2008 (4 stars, 0.9105 rating)
- Position ranking: #15 (DT)
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#25: Moses Alipate (2009)

- College: Minnesota
- High school: Jefferson Senior (Alexandria, MN)
- National ranking: #190 in 2009 (4 stars, 0.9177 rating)
- Position ranking: #11 (PRO)
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#24: Kaden Johnson (2020)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis, MN)
- National ranking: #181 in 2020 (4 stars, 0.9261 rating)
- Position ranking: #13 (OLB)
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#23: JC Hassenauer (2014)

- College: Alabama
- High school: East Ridge (Saint Paul, MN)
- National ranking: #167 in 2014 (4 stars, 0.9295 rating)
- Position ranking: #1 (OC)
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#22: Jordon McMichael (2006)

- College: Boston College
- High school: Breck School (Minneapolis, MN)
- National ranking: #165 in 2006 (4 stars, 0.9222 rating)
- Position ranking: #10 (TE)
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#21: Matt Carufel (2006)

- College: Notre Dame
- High school: Cretin Derham Hall (Saint Paul, MN)
- National ranking: #157 in 2006 (4 stars, 0.925 rating)
- Position ranking: #11 (OT)
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#20: Joey Hiben (2005)

- College: Notre Dame
- High school: Waconia Senior (Waconia, MN)
- National ranking: #153 in 2005 (4 stars, 0.9 rating)
- Position ranking: #8 (TE)
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#19: Bryce Benhart (2019)

- College: Nebraska
- High school: Lakeville North (Lakeville, MN)
- National ranking: #153 in 2019 (4 stars, 0.9349 rating)
- Position ranking: #13 (OT)
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#18: Dominique Byrd (2002)

- College: USC
- High school: Breck School (Minneapolis, MN)
- National ranking: #143 in 2002 (4 stars, 0.9 rating)
- Position ranking: #7 (TE)
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#17: Riley Mahlman (2021)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Lakeville South (Lakeville, MN)
- National ranking: #140 in 2021 (4 stars, 0.9381 rating)
- Position ranking: #15 (OT)
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#16: Trevor Laws (2003)

- College: Notre Dame
- High school: Apple Valley (Saint Paul, MN)
- National ranking: #139 in 2003 (4 stars, 0.9 rating)
- Position ranking: #10 (DT)
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#15: Brandon Robinson (2004)

- College: Boston College
- High school: Breck School (Minneapolis, MN)
- National ranking: #136 in 2004 (4 stars, 0.9222 rating)
- Position ranking: #9 (CB)
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#14: Ryan Harris (2003)

- College: Notre Dame
- High school: Cretin Derham Hall (Saint Paul, MN)
- National ranking: #122 in 2003 (4 stars, 0.929 rating)
- Position ranking: #10 (OT)
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#13: Quinn Carroll (2019)

- College: Notre Dame
- High school: Edina (Minneapolis, MN)
- National ranking: #118 in 2019 (4 stars, 0.9472 rating)
- Position ranking: #12 (OT)
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#12: Bryce McNeal (2009)

- College: Clemson
- High school: Breck School (Minneapolis, MN)
- National ranking: #109 in 2009 (4 stars, 0.9487 rating)
- Position ranking: #12 (WR)
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#11: Rafael Eubanks (2005)

- College: Iowa
- High school: Cretin Derham Hall (Saint Paul, MN)
- National ranking: #103 in 2005 (4 stars, 0.9422 rating)
- Position ranking: #4 (OG)
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#10: Jashon Cornell (2015)

- College: Ohio State
- High school: Cretin Derham Hall (Saint Paul, MN)
- National ranking: #95 in 2015 (4 stars, 0.9563 rating)
- Position ranking: #7 (SDE)
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#9: Larry Fitzgerald (2001)

- College: Pittsburgh
- High school: Richfield Senior (Minneapolis, MN)
- National ranking: #93 in 2001 (4 stars, 0.9703 rating)
- Position ranking: #14 (WR)
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#8: Carter Coughlin (2016)

- College: Minnesota
- High school: Eden Prairie (Eden Prairie, MN)
- National ranking: #89 in 2016 (4 stars, 0.9566 rating)
- Position ranking: #8 (OLB)
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#7: Lydon Murtha (2004)

- College: Nebraska
- High school: Hutchinson Senior (Hutchinson, MN)
- National ranking: #67 in 2004 (4 stars, 0.9739 rating)
- Position ranking: #7 (OT)
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#6: Jeff Jones (2014)

- College: Minnesota
- High school: Washburn (Fullerton, CA)
- National ranking: #58 in 2014 (4 stars, 0.9712 rating)
- Position ranking: #9 (RB)
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#5: Mark LeVoir (2001)

- College: Notre Dame
- High school: Eden Prairie (Eden Prairie, MN)
- National ranking: #27 in 2001 (5 stars, 0.9884 rating)
- Position ranking: #1 (OT)
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#4: Joe Mauer (2001)

- College: Florida State
- High school: Cretin Derham Hall (Saint Paul, MN)
- National ranking: #17 in 2001 (5 stars, 0.9928 rating)
- Position ranking: #2 (PRO)
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#3: Michael Floyd (2008)

- College: Notre Dame
- High school: Cretin Derham Hall (Saint Paul, MN)
- National ranking: #14 in 2008 (5 stars, 0.9914 rating)
- Position ranking: #5 (WR)
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#2: Jalen Suggs (2020)

- College: Gonzaga
- High school: Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis, MN)
- National ranking: #11 in 2020 (3 stars, 0.8891 rating)
- Position ranking: #15 (DUAL)
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#1: Seantrel Henderson (2010)

- College: Miami
- High school: Cretin Derham Hall (Saint Paul, MN)
- National ranking: #2 in 2010 (5 stars, 0.9988 rating)
- Position ranking: #1 (OT)
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