Today, Nate from Northstar Football News caught up with NFN prospect AJ Kloos from United South Central out of Wells, Minnesota. We chatted with AJ about his recruiting interest, his strengths and what his team goals are for the start of sections…
Today, Nate from Northstar Football News caught up with NFN prospect AJ Kloos from United South Central out of Wells, Minnesota. We chatted with AJ about his recruiting interest, his strengths and what his team goals are for the start of sections and beyond.
Position: Wide Receiver/Secondary-Cornerback/Safety
High School Program: United South Central
Class: 2020, Senior
Get to Know AJ Kloos
Kloos plays on both sides of the ball for the Rebels at wide receiver on offense, as well as cornerback and safety on defense. Kloos gives the Rebels a huge chip on their shoulder with his height (6’5) on both sides of the ball. Everyone outside of Wells should know that Kloos goes his “hardest” on every play the Rebels have had this season. The biggest strength of his game is his height as well as his wingspan.
Best Part About Wide Receiver
Kloos’s favorite part about the receiver is going up and getting the ball in the air. Also when he doesn’t have the ball, Kloos has a thing for blocking while being a receiver. He’s had to do a lot of blocking this year with the year his RB Zach Niebuhr has been having with over 1300 yards rushing, 22 touchdowns, and an average of almost 173 rushing yards per game.
Kloos said he has had some college interest from D-2 and D-3 programs. The three he’s heard from for football are Minnesota-Moorhead, Augsburg, and Gustavus. AJ also is a great basketball player for the Rebels as well.
Improvements from the Off-Season by Kloos
Kloos said his coaches have told him since freshman year in all sports he’s played to get bigger and stronger. “Last summer I started going to the weight room more and lifted harder than in years past,” Kloos told Northstar Football News. He also stated he worked exclusively on his footwork this past summer as well.
AJ’s mentor has stayed in the family with his older brother Riley Kloos who graduated from USC in 2015. “I wear the same number he wore as I always have looked up to him on/off the field and I know how hard he worked” when talking about his brother’s time with the United South Central Rebels.
Team Goals for the Playoffs/Individual Goals
The team goal for the Rebels is to get back to the state tournament like last year. “Our goal is going farther than last year and then some” AJ told NFN. Individually, AJ hopes to be on the all-district team and to “keep catching everything that comes my way”.
United South Central (8-0) has the 1 seed will host 8 seed Alden-Conger/Glenville-Emmons (0-8) to start section 2A play this Tuesday at 7:00 PM in Wells.