With Antonio Montero’s (NFN No. 15) commitment to Rice University, only four players ranked inside Northstar Football News’ Top 30 in the Class of 2018 remain uncommitted. Here is a rundown of where the top prospects stand just a week before…
With Antonio Montero’s (NFN No. 15) commitment to Rice University, only four players ranked inside Northstar Football News’ Top 30 in the Class of 2018 remain uncommitted.
Here is a rundown of where the top prospects stand just a week before National Signing Day 2018.
Burns’ recruitment opened up when his scholarship offer from Montana State was recently pulled. The Robbinsdale Cooper linebacker had verbally committed to the Bobcats program this fall, but now has limited options only one week before signing day.
“It was tough trying to get other schools interested [this late] being a tweener at linebacker/safety,” Burns said via Twitter message. “It’s been some D2’s and JUCO’s, but no D1’s….it just pushes me to do better.”
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound linebacker is another jack-of-all-trades type player. He was a two-time Suburban District Defensive MVP and three-time All-District performer for the Hawks. Burns racked up more than 250 tackles the past two seasons, while also intercepting 10 passes and returning two for a touchdown.
Thomas’ offer from Northern Iowa continues to be his only Division-I scholarship, a level where he’s projected to be a linebacker.
He was one of Burnsville’s top defenders again this fall, notching 45 tackles, including nine for a loss.
His overall production offensively suffered as a senior largely because the Blaze weren’t as talented in the trenches as they’d been in the past. Thomas still managed to earn All-District honors, averaging more than five yards a carry at running back.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder also holds a NSIC offer from Bemidji State and did take a gameday visit to Iowa this fall.
The Minneapolis North senior was recently named to the 2018 Mr. Basketball watch list for his achievements on the hardwood, but everything the NFN staff is hearing is that he’s still planning to play college football at the next level.
Wilson holds scholarship offers from Northern Iowa and Indiana State. He was a mainstay on North’s past two state tournament teams, including the 2016 Class A champions.
Wilson helped the Polars offense average 47 points per game this fall, acting as the anchor of the offensive line as a senior. On defense, the 6-foot-5, 260-pounder tallied 65 tackles, including nine for loss, with six quarterback sacks.
A two-year starter for Dave Nelson and the Skippers, Montague was a key component on Minnetonka’s Class AAAAAA runner-up squad.
He registered 33 tackles and an interception from his cornerback position, earning All-District honors in the process.
Montague earned a scholarship offer from South Dakota State last fall and received another FCS offer from Indiana State earlier this month. According to sources, he will be taking an official visit to Terre Haute this weekend.
24-7 Sports also reported Montague was extended a PWO offer to Minnesota. He also holds multiple Division-II offers from NSIC schools, including MSU-Mankato and Minnesota-Duluth.