Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: Top SDSU Players By State

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    St Louis Park, MN
    Posts
    1,684

    Default Top SDSU Players By State

    Had some fun over xmas break and put together the below for debate. My take on the top 5 players from our main recruiting states. Only rules are that players have to come from D1 era and can't currently be on roster. Interesting to go back and see that we get certain positions from certain states. Iowa is heavy on linebackers, O-Line from Wisconsin, and defensive playmakers from Arizona. Surprisingly skill players from SD & MN.

    South Dakota
    15-18 - QB Taryn Christian - Sioux Falls Roosevelt - 13,000+ total yds, 131 TDs
    14-17 - TE Dallas Goedert - Britton-Hecla - 198 rec, 2,988 yds, 21 TDs
    11-14 - QB Austin Sumner - Brandon Valley - 9,400+ passing yds, 65 TDs
    05-08 - WR JaRon Harris - Sioux Falls Washington - 152 rec, 2,200+ yds, 24 TD
    05-08 - QB Ryan Berry - Watertown - 6,000+ passing yds, 56 TDs

    Minnesota
    11-14 - RB Zach Zenner - Eagan - 7,500 total yards, 69 total TDs
    14-17 - WR Jake Wieneke - Maple Grove - 288 Rec, 5,100+ yds, 60 TD
    07-10 - OLB Derek Domino - Spring Lake Park - 300 Tackles, 15 TFL, 2 Sacks, 9 Int, 2 FR, 3 TDs
    07-10 - RB Kyle Minnett - Russell-Tyler-Ruthton - 5,300+ yds, 54 TD
    04-07 - OT Mitch Erickson - Hutchinson - 42 Games Started

    Iowa
    06-09 - MLB Chris Johnson - Council Bluffs Lincoln - 292 Tackles, 12 TFL, 5 Sacks, 2 Int, 7 QBH, 4 FR, 2 FF
    04-06 - CB Hank McCall - Bishop Garrigan (Algona) - 141 Tackles, 8 TFL, 5 Int, 2 FR, 2 FF
    04-07 - CB Brock Gentile - St Albert Catholic (Council Bluffs) - 123 Tackles, 7 Int, 29 pbu, 1 FR
    06-09 - WR Glen Fox - 152 Rec, 1,800+ yds, 15 TD
    04-07 - RB Cory Koenig - 3,100+ yds, 28 TD

    Nebraska
    09-12 - DT Andy Mink - Ashland-Greenwood - 200 Tackles, 20 TFL, 12.5 Sacks, 9 QBH, 6 FF
    04-05 - WR Josh Davis - Omaha Burke- 92 Rec, 1,432 Yds, 11 TD (DI numbers only)
    04-07 - OL Preston Crumly - Hartington-Newcastle - 31 Games Started
    12-15 - CB Jimmie Forsythe - Omaha Burke - 143 Tackles, 5.5 TFL, 6 INT, 1 FF
    10-13 - WR Brandon Hubert - Gretna - 136 Rec, 1,766 Yds, 10 TD

    Wisconsin
    10-13 - LT Bryan Witzmann - Somerset - 49 Games Started
    14-17 - OC Jacob Ohnesorge - Waunakee - 53 Games Started
    07-10 - TE Colin Cochart - Kewaunee - 82 Rec, 997 Yds, 14 TD
    14-17 - LG Sepesitiano Pupungatoa - 38 Games Started
    12-15 - LG Dylan Seiter - 26 Games Started

    Illinois
    12-15 - MLB TJ Lally - Marmion Academy - 415 Tackles, 28 TFL, 8.5 Sacks, 2 INT, 9 QBH, 5 FR, 3 FF
    14-17 - LT Charlie Harmon - O'Fallon Township - 39 Games Started
    13-16 - OLB Jesse Bobbit - Palatine - 306 Tackles, 14 TFL, 2 Sacks, 2 INT, 4 QBH, 2 FR, 3 FF
    14-17 - FB Vince Benedetto - Crystal Lake South - 48 games played, 24 Rec, 182 Yds, 2 TD
    11-14 - DE Jack Sherlock - 66 Tackles, 15 TFL, 8 Sacks, 1 INT, 6 QBH, 1 FR, 2 FF

    Arizona
    06-09 - DE Danny Batten - Mesquite - 273 Tackles, 52.5 TFL, 23 Sacks, 19 QBH, 2 FR, 2 FF, 1 Blk Kick
    06-09 - OLB Jimmy Rogers - Hamilton - 312 Tackles, 11.5 TFL, 3 INT, .5 Sacks, 7 QBH, 2 FR, 3 FF, 1 TD
    15-18 - CB Jordan Brown - Paradise Valley - 148 Tackles, 6 TFL, 8 INT, 62 PBU, 1 FR, 1 TD, 1 Blk Kick
    13-16 - OLB Dallas Brown - Sabino - 174 Tackles, 17 TFL, 4 Sacks, 7 INT, 1 FR, 3 FF, 3 TD
    12-15 - CB Je Ryan Butler - Marcos De Niza - 136 Tackles, 6 TFL, 10 INT, 38 PBU, 1 FR, 1 FF, 1 TD, 1 Blk Kick, 1,100 total return yards
    Last edited by mitchell; 01-02-2019 at 03:46 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Sioux Falls
    Posts
    4,186

    Default Re: Top SDSU Players By State

    One could make a case for Dale Moss WR but since he only played the one year (doesn't have the stats) and wasn't recruited to play football, I can see why you left him off the list. But he did make it on an NFL roster.
    Last edited by UWMandSDSU; 01-02-2019 at 04:39 PM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Kearney, NE
    Posts
    1,284

    Default Re: Top SDSU Players By State

    I'd consider Brady Mengarelli for the Arizona group. Multiple time All-MVFC player and team captain. However, I don't know that I would bump any of the other five from that group. Butler's 1,100 return yards coupled with his excellent skills in the defensive backfield are too hard to ignore. The other four are all-time studs!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Sioux Falls
    Posts
    544

    Default Re: Top SDSU Players By State

    I believe Jason Schneider out of MN probably could be included.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    2,926

    Default Re: Top SDSU Players By State

    That's a great list, Mitchell. Fun stuff! There might be a kicker who belongs on the list. I'll ponder that.
    "Nobody thought there'd be days like these. Strange days, indeed." - John Lennon

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    St Louis Park, MN
    Posts
    1,684

    Default Re: Top SDSU Players By State

    Yeah, there were many honorable mentions. Mostly from the state of SD, but Schneider was a hard one to leave off. Mostly focused on careers and that's why Moss didn't make it.

    Some others off the top of my head.
    SD - DT Langer, DT Soulek, WR Moss, WR Kool, S Mears, S Kjerstad, CB Koch, OL McKnight, OL Castle, OL Gregor, P Bainbridge & Hale
    MN - DT Schneider, DT Pontrelli, WR Schneider
    NE - PK Douglas should probably be on there
    AZ - RB Mengerelli

    Top players from states outside our recruiting area:
    CB Cole Brodie (GA)
    CB Winston Wright (MO)
    DE Doug Peete (KS)
    MLB Mike Lien (CA)
    WR Aaron Rollin (MO)

    Players currently on roster who will make it: Roozeboom (IA), Cade Johnson (NE), Ryan Earith (NE), Strong (AR)

  7. #7

    Default Re: Top SDSU Players By State

    I would probably add Ryan McKnight to the SD list and drop Berry, even though he deserves to be on it. Only reason I'd drop him is because he is the 3rd best QB on the list of SD players there. NE could make a case to add Casey Bender as well.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Hartford, SD
    Posts
    2,559

    Default Re: Top SDSU Players By State

    Alaska:
    Zach Lujan

  9. #9

    Default Re: Top SDSU Players By State

    Has there ever been a significant contributor from North Dakota for the Jacks? The Bison and the Sioux in their D2 glory days had plenty of SD players.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Arlington SD
    Posts
    12,570

    Default Re: Top SDSU Players By State

    Quote Originally Posted by scbison View Post
    Has there ever been a significant contributor from North Dakota for the Jacks? The Bison and the Sioux in their D2 glory days had plenty of SD players.
    Pete Retzlaff Ellendale
    Ted Wahl Jamestown and that’s about all.
    Last edited by Nidaros; 01-21-2019 at 04:33 PM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •