Here is Nate’s Way Too Early: Top Metro Boomers. We are taking a look at underclassmen punters from the Twin Cities metro that should be the top punters to watch next year. Jaden Quast, Punter, Concordia Academy (2021) Quast was…
Here is Nate’s Way Too Early: Top Metro Boomers. We are taking a look at underclassmen punters from the Twin Cities metro that should be the top punters to watch next year.
Jaden Quast, Punter, Concordia Academy (2021)
Quast was one of a few punters in the state that averaged almost 40 yards per punt last season with at least 10 attempts. Being that Concordia Academy was so solid last year at 7-1 but lost in the first game of sections in an upset to Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, I hope we get to see more opportunities this year to see Quast’s full potential as a punter.
Tate Lahr, Punter, Mounds View (2021)
Lahr had a larger sample size on punts versus Quast, as he hit 37 punts this year for almost 39 yards per punt and 4 punts inside the 20-yard line. I’d like to see the ratio of every 9 punts being inside the 20, to increase this year to a lower number for Lahr, as I feel he has the potential to punt at the next level.
Jack Kalman, Punter, Orono (2022)
Kalman, as just a sophomore has taken the reigns of the Orono punting unit. Averaging 38 yards per punt is pretty impressive for a 15-year-old. Kalman, already took an unofficial visit to Georgia Tech, which I am sure won’t be the only Division I program giving him a call and watching him in 2020.
Connor Reynolds, Punter, Eden Prairie (2021)
Reynolds had a phenomenal punts/per inside the 20-yard line rato last year as every 2.5 punts were inside the 20 for the Eagles special teams unit led by Reynolds. 3 of his 8 games in the regular season he hit an average of 40 yards per punt and had 9 punts inside the 20 on the season. Reynolds is another charming punter in the 2021 class.
Trent Bowe, Punter, Mound Westonka (2021)
Bowe is not a long punter by any means at around 34 yards per punt, but his punt/inside the 20-yard line ratio is just under every 4 punts were inside the 20-yard line on the season for the White Hawks. Bowe also showed his leg in 3 of the last 5 games of the season, in which his average was right around 40 yards per punt. This kid has the potential to get longer in 2020.