Rivals.com recruiting analyst Barry Every breaks down some of the Division I-A talent that participated in games featuring St. Paul (Minn.) Cretin-Derham Hall vs. White Bear Lake (Minn.) High and Minneapolis Breck vs. Minneapolis Minnehaha Academy.
Monster junior OT Seantrel Henderson paved the way for Cretin-Derham Hall's 42-12 win over White Bear and Bryce McNeal was all over the field while helping lead Breck to a 36-21 victory over Minnehaha Academy.
A closer look at some key players, listed alphabetically:
PQB Mark Alt, 6-4/185, Cretin-Derham Hall (2010 class)
ASSETS: Has good height, a live arm and good spin on his passes. AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT: Needs to get stronger, add muscle mass and work on holding the ball higher prior to release.
MOST IMPRESSIVE PLAY: His accuracy is exceptional when he is rolling out of the pocket.
CONCLUSION: He is committed to Minnesota for hockey. Alt has interest in playing college football, but it will be hard to turn his back on this great opportunity with the Gophers.
ASSETS: Has great lower body strength, really accelerates through the hole and has good change of direction.
AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT: Coming back from a knee injury so he needs to continue to rehab and improve his overall speed.
MOST IMPRESSIVE PLAY: Considering this was his first game back from knee injury, he was extremely productive rushing for 137 yards and three TDs.
CONCLUSION: Has an offer from Air Force at this time. He is a high character kid with good grades once film gets out and colleges see he is back offers should come in. I can foresee MAC schools looking his way soon.
ASSETS: Has tremendous size, excellent feet, speed and great pad level for a big lineman. AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT: Technically he is very sound but he could be a tad more aggressive and nasty.
MOST IMPRESSIVE PLAY: Just watching this behemoth run around the field; I would guess he is a sub-5.0 40-yard guy.
CONCLUSION: There is no doubt in my mind that this is a top-20 player in the nation for next year's class. He is a definite five-star prospect who currently has twelve written offers from BCS schools.
ASSETS: Has excellent height and lower body structure. He is also very aggressive and will chase the ball all over the field.
AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT: Needs to look the ball into his hands to improve as a tight end prospect. Also needs to add some upper body strength and size.
MOST IMPRESSIVE PLAY: Ran a long ways down field to make a tackle from behind and then followed up that shear hustle play with a TFL in the first quarter.
CONCLUSION: Hanson definitely has the frame and the mindset to be a DI guy. It is really a matter of what position he will play at the next level. He could either project as a TE or DE.
ASSETS: Has excellent hands and change of direction. He also runs effortlessly after the catch.
AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT: He needs to be more aggressive and emotional, along with adding about 10 to 15 pounds.
MOST IMPRESSIVE PLAY: The first time he touched the ball was in the second quarter on a punt return of 25 yards and you could see he was just a natural running with the ball in his hands.
CONCLUSION: Even though he does not play in the highest level of football in Minnesota, you can still see a special athlete every time he catches a pass or returns a kickoff or punt. His recruiting could get interesting since he is committed to Michigan but still plans to take visits.
OTHERS WITH DIVISION I-A POTENTIAL: OC Zach Mottla, Cretin-Derham Hall