Brad Losee Gets Recruiting Looks

Brad Losee, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound defensive end from Eastview, is starting to generate plenty of recruiting interest after recently sending out his highlight tapes. Losee is hoping that the postage will help his recruitment up, much like it did teammate Matt Garin, who signed with Minnesota. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Losee recently at the Target Center to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Brad Losee led Eastview to a 7-4 mark this season, defeating Bloomington Kennedy and Apple Valley in the Section 3 playoffs before falling to Rosemount. He was named honorable mention Lake Conference and was twice named the Lineman of the Week. Losee is also an excellent student with a 3.99 GPA and ranked 5th in the 528-student class.

Losee also played on the Lightning basketball and lacrosse teams. The basketball team finished 17-11, losing to Eastview in the section finals and he plays AAU ball with the Redhawks program.

Eastview has produced former and current Gophers football players John Shevlin, Ryan Ruckdashel and Jason Meinke along with incoming freshman Matt Garin, a close friend of Losee.

GoldenSports.Net caught up with Losee Wednesday at the Target Center as he watched the opening round of boys basketball playoff games and watched some former teammates on the hardwood.

Have you had a chance to go to any Junior Days?

"No. I haven't. I plan on visiting the 'U' and watching some of their practices. I put out my highlight tape recently and I have gotten quite a few responses from many colleges and most of them have said pretty good things. I am looking forward to going to some camps this summer and see how I do there. I am excited for this upcoming season and offseason."

What schools are you hearing from right now?

"Almost all the schools that I sent my highlight tape. Everywhere from the 'U,' Auburn, Wisconsin, Northwestern. I actually visited Iowa unofficially. We flew over there during spring break and we visited Northwestern. Some Ivy League schools. Pretty much everywhere across the border. Just having fun right now and trying to get better and ready for football."

How did things go basketball-wise for you guys? You guys had a good year and made it to the section finals.

"We ended up losing to our crosstown rival Apple Valley. Disappointing, of course. Excited to be playing. We ended up doing really well. I don't think that anyone expected us to go anywhere and we pulled together as a team. We weren't tall. We were fast and we had a lot of tough kids on our team. I think that we did pretty well for our expectations. We would have loved to go to the state tournament and be playing out here (the Target Center), but you are not going to get everything. It was a fun year for basketball."

Is tough to come out here and watch, knowing that if your team could have made one or two play, you might be playing here?

"Exactly. I know all these guys out here. Moses and Marcus Alipate. A couple of guys from Osseo, John Rowland and Dalton Graff. We are buddies playing AAU. Watching them out there, I feel great for them. Just having the chance to be out there would be awesome, but hopefully next year. I have one more year to go in high school."

What types of stuff are you doing to get ready for football?

"My primary focus is on weight training. In a couple of weeks, I am going to step up a training program for speed and agility and get my 40–time going and get bigger because I lost a little bit of weight with basketball. I plan on getting bigger again. I'm 225 right now and around the season, I'd like to get up to 240. That is my goal, but we'll see what happens. I'll be playing basketball this summer."

You played defensive end this past season. Have schools talked to you about what position you might play in college?

"Defensive end. Linebacker. Maybe a little tight end, hopefully. I plan on playing some tight end this year, but my primary focus is defensive end. Maybe outside linebacker, depending on the school and whatever they are looking for."

What are your expectations for the football team? I know that you lose Matt (Garin) and some other good players, but you have some other key player coming back as well.

"Definitely, I have high expectations. We have one of the biggest, toughest schedules this year and I am really looking for some guys to fill the spots that you mentioned. I think that we have the chance to do it. We have a lot of young talent. Andre Hunt. Frank Veldman. There are a lot of underclassmen that are going to need to step up, and if they do I think that we have a good shot again of doing really well in sections and hopefully state."

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