Chandler Seton Catholic moved up to the 4A2 ranks last season and struggled a bit, going 2-8. But that has not stopped college coaches from recruiting their players.
According to Seton head coach Rodger Schenks, four of his players have been getting serious looks from four year programs.
The player getting the most attention has been linebacker Jon McDonald. The 5-11 220 pound McDonald has been great the past two seasons roaming the middle for Seton. This year he recorded 118 tackles, 3 sacks and a pick. Schools such as Colorado State, Nevada and Air Force have all shown serious interest and Colorado State extended an offer.
According to Coach Schenks, CSU did an in-home visit with McDonald this week so he could get familiar with the new staff and the offer he received from the old regime still stands.
He had a visit set up to Nevada but it was rescheduled.
Schenks comments on Jon, "He loves the game of football. He is an old school Dick Butkus type. He plays from sideline to sideline He understands schemes and the game. He is a very intelligent player. It is like having another coach on the field."
McDonald will take an official visit to CSU this weekend.
Big offensive tackle Jake Hendrickson will also be taking an official visit this weekend. He will be going out to D2 Western New Mexico.
At 6-4 255 Jake has the frame to add a ton of weight and the fact that he is a young senior, currently 17 years old, makes him an attractive prospect.
With all of this upside, Schenks has talked with Jake about the possibility of heading to one of the local junior colleges to develop and have a chance at going division-one.
Wide receiver Nick Gleisner (6-4 180) was one of 4A2's most productive receivers catching 49 passes for 741 yards and 7 scores. All of those led the region.
Schenks says that Gleisner was a "basketball kid playing football" and he also just turned 17. "Once he fills out, he will make a good receiver for someone."
Western New Mexico, Benedictine and a few small schools in Minnesota have shown interest in Nick, with WNMU offering.
Safety Chris Baker is Seton's fourth player receiving interest. He has yet to receive anoffer but Schenks tells us that Western New Mexico, Carroll University and Panhandle State are showing the most interest.
Baker and Hendrickson took an unofficial to Panhandle to see a game.
Schenks feels that Baker (5-10 180) will be a strong safety at the next level and he has great upside. This was his first year playing football as he tore a muscle last year that sidelined him.
"He has track speend and will come up and hit ya," says Schenks.
Stay tuned with 24-7Football.com for more updates on these Seton Catholic players.