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Class of 2018 Spring Stock Risers

06/15/2017, 4:00pm CDT
By Adam Rossow

What four players made a huge jump up our prospect rankings?

(Cover Photo: Scott Jacobson/Rochester Post Bulletin)

Mike Coble - Byron (NR to No. 13)

Coble combined for about 1,700 total yards and 19 total touchdowns for the Bears as a junior. (Photo from Coble's Twitter page)

Coble had one of the most productive seasons for a two-way player in southeast Minnesota. He threw for around 1,200 yards with 14 touchdowns and rushed for nearly 500 yards with five scores on the ground. Defensively, he recorded four interceptions and nine pass breakups.

His junior-year output was somewhat overshadowed by the performances of area teams like Winona, Caledonia and Rochester Lourdes, along with individual talents like Noah Carlson and Leif Bungum.

That’s no longer the case. Coble has already picked up FCS offers from North Dakota and South Dakota State and with a good summer showing at team and/or individual camps, more could be on the way.

His superb athleticism (also a college basketball prospect) has helped land him on the radar of numerous Division I schools. He’s rated at No. 13 in Northstar Football News' Class of 2018 prospect rankings.

Odell Wilson - Minneapolis North (NR to No. 22)

Wilson is also a standout basketball player for the two-time defending Class A champion Polars (Photo: Liz Flores/Minneapolis StarTribune)

Up until his junior season, Wilson was probably considered to be a better basketball prospect than football. That changed though after the 6-foot-6, 260-pound big man anchored the Polars offensive line at center, helping North to the Class A State Championship last fall.

Wilson has good feet from his basketball experience and a long, athletic build. He also started on the defensive line and recorded 29 tackles and three sacks, but his football future will be on offense. The University of Northern Iowa was the first Division I school to offer Wilson a scholarship this spring. 

He is obviously no stranger to success either, having played in four state championship games the past two years (two football, two basketball).

That championship pedigree is another reason Wilson debuted in the Class of 2018 rankings at No. 22.

Tyl Woelber - Pipestone Area (No. 210 to 28)

Pipestone's Woelber is one of the top small-town athletes in the Class of 2018. (Photo: Jesse Trelstad/Daily Globe)

A starter at wide receiver and defensive back as a sophomore and junior, Pipestone’s Woelber vaulted to 28th in the Class of 2018 rankings from 210th. He is currently the second highest rated player in Class AA or below in the senior class (Owen King).  

Woelber exhibits great speed and agility on the field. He doesn’t get a ton of opportunities to catch the ball in the Arrows’ veer-option offense, but he still earned All-South Central District honors last season.

Woelber has been a track star for the Arrows the past two years at the state tournament, earning top-eight finishes in eight events. He won the Class A high jump competition with a 6-foot, 7-inch leap, which was his best junior-year mark.  

Samuel Moore - Verndale (No. 236 to 59)

Although he competes in 9-Man, Verndale's Moore has received some Division I interest. (Photo: Brian Hansel/Pioneer Journal)

Moore was dominant again as a junior for the Pirates. He registered more than 50 tackles for the second-straight season, and he earned All-District honors for the second time. He was also named the 9-Man West District lineman of the year, although most of his time on offense was spent at tight end.

Moore looks like he could play any number of positions at the next level. He has the length to be a defensive lineman, but also might get an opportunity at tight end if his speed improves.

That versatility caught the eye of many potential college suitors, including the University of Iowa which invited him to campus in the spring. He also holds a Division II offer from the NSIC's University of Mary.

Moore is also an elite performer in field events for Verndale. He won state titles in both the shot put and discus competitions in Class A this spring. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound force jumped up to No. 59 from No. 236 in the most recent rankings update.

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