Rising JR Ra'Shede Hageman Gets Gopher Offer

Ra'Shede Hageman, a 6-foot-5 1/2, 235-pound rising junior tight end/defensive end from Minneapolis (MN) Washburn, shined at the recent Minnesota camp. Hageman is one of the state's top two-sport athletes in the Class of 2009 and his strong camp performance earned a scholarship offer from the Gophers. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Hageman and his father to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Ra'Shede Hageman caught 24 passes for 506 yards and five touchdowns as a sophomore. His best game of the season was in a 42-13 win over St. Paul Johnson in the Twin Cities championship game. He caught three passes for 145 and one score.

Hageman averaged 9.0 points per game for the Millers, who finished 17-10 last year, losing to Benidle St. Margaret in the section finals. Hageman scored in double figures in eight games, including a season-high 26 points versus Minneapolis Roosevelt. He had 17 points in their upset win over Minneapolis Patrick Henry in the section semifinals.

Hageman is playing for the Howard Pulley 16-and-under AAU team this spring and summer.

Hageman heard from several school this past week as Division I schools could start contacting players from the Class of 2009, according to his father, Eric.

"Dayton was the first school to call. They had seen him against Henry in the playoffs. Washington State, Missouri, Missouri State, Northern Iowa and Wisconsin also called."

Hageman is hearing from Minnesota and Wisconsin for football, although that list will likely grow soon.

Hageman is heading to Wisconsin this weekend for a basketball camp and will meet with the football coaching staff.

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