Skip to main content

Fabulous Five: Minnesota's best prep sports stories

National Signing Day is taking the high school headlines in this week's edition of "Fab Five." Joe Nelson of FM 100.3 KFAN found a way to mix in another hockey upset, but the big time in-state football recruits steal most of the show.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

5. Hartman chooses dream over other colleges
Tyler Hartman led the state in sacks as a junior defensive end at Andover High School, but an ACL injury shut down his senior season. Hartman has always wanted to play football for the Gophers, and he'll get the opportunity this fall as a preferred walk-on.

4. Lack of recruits in Minneapolis
It's not a secret anymore. Many of the city kids from Minneapolis aren't playing high school sports in their home city. Instead, they open enroll at suburban schools. This has become a major problem, not only on a competitive level, but for the Gophers and other top colleges trying recruit Minnesota's inner-city kids.

3. Hayes and Pirsig ready to block for Gophers
These two larger than life high school football players are two of the keys to Jerry Kill's 2012 recruiting class. Isaac Hayes, a dominant lineman from St. Thomas Academy, chose Minnesota over other high-profile schools like Virginia Tech. Jonah Pirsig, the 6-foot-9 inch 300 pound star from Blue Earth, could make an immediate impact in 2012.

2. Eden Prairie upsets No. 1 Minnetonka

It's going to be very difficult picking a state hockey champion in Class AA this year. For a while it looked like Duluth East was the team to beat, then Minnetonka ... now it looks like a wide open competition. Eden Prairie stunned the top-ranked Skippers last week, making the Lake Conference race very tight.

1. Andre McDonald chooses Gophers
Prep football fans might argue about who the state's top football player is, but according to most, it's Hopkins wide receiver Andre McDonald. He's expected to sign a scholarship offer from the Gophers on Wednesday. Once he puts his autograph on the paper, he'll be the first big time wide receiver to stay home since Eric Decker did more than five years ago.

Next Up

fire pixabay stock

1 dead, 1 escapes western Wisconsin house fire

The single-story home was fully engulfed in flames when first responders arrived early Wednesday morning.

Wind storms tree

Rare 'particularly dangerous situation' weather watch issued in SW MN

The warning covers an area of Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska.

fire, firefighter

Dad and 2 children killed in western Wisconsin house fire

A devastating house fire happened early Thursday morning.

Screen Shot 2020-08-14 at 6.45.53 PM

2 suspects involved in Brooklyn Park armed carjacking

The incident happened Wednesday night near a shopping center and Cub.

Alexander Odegaard

Man sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for child pornography

Alexander John Odegaard was sentenced in U.S. District Court Tuesday.

Screen Shot 2022-05-12 at 12.15.21 PM

Victim in I-90 crash was storm-chasing meteorologist from Mexico

Martha Llanos Rodriguez died in the wreck on I-90.

Minnesota State Fair - main gate day 2021

Tickets still available for Minnesota State Fair preview event

The five-day Minnesota State Fair taster event, featuring over 30 food and drink vendors, is making its return at the end of the month.

Screen Shot 2022-05-12 at 11.47.44 AM

Woman critical after boyfriend stabs her in neck at light rail station

The boyfriend of the victim is said to have stabbed her, according to St. Paul Police.

Female wolf illegally killed by poachers within Voyageurs Wolf Project.

Female wolf illegally killed in Voyageurs National Park

Researchers for the project said this is the fourth collared wolf that has been illegally killed in the past two years by poachers.

116 E 22nd Ext

Gallery: Beautiful English-style home showcases grandeur of an earlier era

Located across Washburn Park and the Minneapolis Institute of Art

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, May 12

Eleven new deaths reported in today's update.

Related

Fabulous Five: Minnesota's best prep sports stories

Hockey Day Minnesota provided FM 100.3 KFAN's Joe Nelson with plenty of content for this week's version of his Fab Five prep sports stories. An undefeated team had its doors blown off, two Class 1A schools battled to overtime and one of the state's best players committed to a WCHA school.

Fabulous Five: Minnesota's best prep sports stories

FM 100.3 KFAN's Joe Nelson has his eyes on a 71 point individual performance in a basketball game, two girls state hockey champions, and some incredible stories in boys hockey in this week's Fabulous Five.

Fabulous Five: Minnesota's best prep sports stories

In this fourth edition of the "Fab Five", KFAN's Joe Nelson looks back to the Timberwolves Shootout, a state scoring record, a super sophomore, and the heartwarming stories surrounding Jenna Privette and Jack Jablonski.

The Fabulous Five: Minnesota's best prep sports stories

FM 100.3 KFAN's "Tiny" Joe Nelson is back with his Fabulous Five prep sports stories of the week. This version features a closer look at Benilde St. Margaret's big boys basketball win over Hopkins, another local football recruit headed out of Minnesota, and a junior basketball player on pace to shatter the state's all-time scoring record. All that and more!

The Fabulous Five: Minnesota's best prep stories

KFAN's Joe Nelson is excited about the Timberwolves Shootout, featuring many of Minnesota's best high school basketball teams this Saturday at Target Center. That, along with holiday hockey tournament recaps, leads the way in his third edition of the "Fabulous Five."

Fabulous Five: Minnesota's best prep sports stories

This week's edition of the "Fab Five" covers everything from Ms. Hockey to a 64 team boys basketball tournament. It's an exciting time for high school sports as we close in on the playoffs.

Fabulous Five: Minnesota's best prep sports stories

Another week of high school sports in Minnesota provided fans with plenty of memorable moments. Everything from college signings to dramatic rule changes in hockey. It was an entertaining week, to say the least.

The Fabulous Five: Minnesota's best prep stories

Forget the rankings and games of the week, BringMeTheNews is taking your high school winter sports season one step further with a weekly list we're calling "The Fabulous Five." We focus on five great storylines every week, and version 1.0 doesn't disappoint.