Mahtomedi TE Troy Evangelist Emerges as Prospect

Troy Evangelist, a 6-foot-7, 230-pound tight end and defensive end from Mahtomedi (MN) High, has emerged as a prospect on the Gophers' watch list. Evangelist has lead the Zephyrs to an 8-0 record and a Classic Suburban championship title. caught up with Evangelist to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Troy Evangelist has caught 18 passes for 293 yards and five touchdowns. He caught four passes for 50 yards, including a 9-yard score in their 21-13 win over St. Thomas Academy.


Head coach Wally Malstrom had nothing but good things to say about one of his captains.


"He is very athletic. He is a good receiver who does a good job at fighting off blockers. He makes acrobatic catches. He is very likeable and leads our team in sacks."


Evangelist said that he is hearing from Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota State, Colgate and Columbia, along with receiving some interest from other Ivy League schools and Division II schools.


" A lot of people are sending me stuff. Minnesota has shown interest, while I had not heard as much from Wisconsin recently."


Evangelist has not yet received an offer or set up a visit. He has not had a chance to attend a Gopher home game this season.


"I probably should get to one."


Evangelist said that his strengths are blocking and catching the ball.


Evangelist scored a 27 on the ACT and has a 3.6 GPA. He is not sure of a major, but electrical engineering is a possibility.


Evangelist starts on both sides of the field, but is being looked at as a tight end in college.


"It is fun playing both sides on the field, but I know that rarely happens in college."


Evangelist is being recruiting by Minnesota assistant Moe Ankney.

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