College coaches overlook ‘our guys'
Apparently our Southeastern Minnesota football players are not "good enough'' to play on the Division III or higher levels.
Only two seniors from around here will accept football scholarships today on National Signing Day. Those would be Hayfield safety/punter Evan Bungum (Minnesota State, Mankato) and Cannon Falls linebacker Nate Zibolski (University of Minnesota Duluth).
I'm not a football scout, obviously, but Southeastern Minnesota teams did pretty good in the Prep Bowl last fall. As I recall, Lourdes and Caledonia won their respective championships and Triton was right up there.
Certainly some of those players are good enough to play at the next level, whatever that may be.
Adam Lentz, Alex Kapraun and Sean McGrath to name a few did more than OK for Lourdes this year and I can't believe that they couldn't contribute in college.
Lentz may be small by collegiate standards but all year he slipped away and broke tackles of much bigger linemen, linebackers, cornerbacks and safeties.
Let's hope some of "our'' guys walk-on this fall and prove those college scouts wrong.