Horsted One To Watch

Roseville (MN.) junior wide receiver Jesper Horsted had a breakout year last season and now he is starting to see the interest of many schools increase in his recruitment like from the hometown Golden Gophers

Roseville (MN.) junior wide receiver Jesper Horsted is emerging as one of the top players in the state for 2015 when he put big numbers last season and helped lead his team to their best record in school history.

"My past season went really well," Horsted told GopherDigest. "It was our best season in our school's history and we also had a great time throughout the entire season. We were a very close team. Jacques (Perra) and I both had very successful years! We were both all state and I think my final statistics were about 82 catches for 1,500 yards and 19 touchdowns."

The 6-4, 195-pound lanky wide out has started garnering interest from various schools and dishes out the latest with recruitment.

"My recruitment is going pretty well," said Horsted. "I'm hearing from a good number of schools, but haven't really done any visits yet. I am hearing Minnesota, Northwestern, Michigan State, Penn, Princeton, Cornell, Iowa State, North Dakota State and a few others."

The hometown Golden Gophers have already seen Horsted on campus multiple times and have been building a relationship with him.

"In the fall, I went to most of the home Minnesota football games with my quarterback and now their quarterback Jacques," said Horsted. "I also went to the junior day and a spring practice a few weeks ago, which was really cool because I got to meet a few of the coaches and talk to them. I like knowing the staff and how nice the facilities are!"

"I got to meet Coach Kill there and the wide receiver coach, Coach Anderson. I mostly talked to the recruiting people and they said they were excited to get me to a camp or two of theirs this summer. I will definitely be camping there this summer!"

His friend and his former quarterback in Jacques Perra was the Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year and will be walking on to the Gopher football team next year, so what would it mean if he could continue playing him in Minneapolis?

"It would be a blast," said Horsted. "This was one of my favorite sports seasons ever and we still hang out almost daily and play catch as much as we can. It would be a lot of fun to be able to continue that in college."

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