Ra'shede Hageman Has Four Scholarship Offers

Ra'Shede Hageman, a 6-foot-6, 241-pound junior tight end/defensive end and basketball center from Minneapolis (MN) Washburn, is one of the state's top two-sport athletes in the Class of 2009. His strong summer football camp performance earned a Minnesota scholarship offer. He also has three other high offers. GoldenSports.Net recently caught up with Hagemen to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Ra'Shede Hageman caught 19 passes for 547 yards and 12 touchdowns this season for the Millers, who finished 9-3 this year. He was named Channel 5 Prep Athlete of the Week after scoring two touchdowns and making a game-saving tackle of a two-point conversion in the Millers' 42-41 section title victory over St. Thomas.

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

Despite the playoff loss, Washburn figures to be one of the top teams in Class AAAA next year as they return Hageman and quarterback Brandon King.

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 played for the Howard Pulley 16-and-under AAU basketball team this spring and summer.

Hageman told GoldenSports.Net that he was surprised by the news that he was named All-Metro and All-State.

"At first, I did not find out about it until my coach told me. I was pretty shocked, because I did not think that such hard work would pay off to deserve that kind of award," he said.

Hageman and his Washburn teammates played in the St. Thomas Jamboree Saturday. Hagemen admits that he is still working himself into a basketball mentality. He committed a few offensive fouls and his aggressive style of play made an extended time in the whirlpool likely for his opponents come the next day.

"I think that my basketball skills are still there, but I am still in a bit of a football state of mind. I have to adjust from the basketball-football season."

Hageman said that his football recruiting has not changed much. He currently has four scholarship offers, from Minnesota, Notre Dame, Wisconsin and Iowa.

"Still the same right now. Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Iowa and especially Minnesota. I have not been getting offers, but I have been getting mail from Georgia Tech, Kansas and Nebraska."

Stanford, Wake Forest, North Dakota, North Dakota State, Duke and Connecticut have also shown interest in Hagemen.

Hageman said that his basketball recruiting is a bit up in air. Dayton, Wisconsin-Green Bay, Iowa State, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Northern Iowa and Wisconsin are among the schools that have been recruiting the two-sport star in basketball.

"I'm not even sure yet," he said. "I kind of want to say that it is too early in the basketball season to really know that."

Hageman said that he is working hard on his academics.

"School is going good. I'm hitting the books hard. Always," he said.


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