Posted On: 07/15/19 7:49 PM
High school football in Minnesota kicks off now in only 45 days. Some will argue various different traits make a good high school football player. Football IQ, strength, size, or even just love for the game, but sometimes world class speed is what separates the good players from the elite. There are obviously great football players in Minnesota that had their track seasons cut short due to injury, or they just did not compete in track. I thought today we would look at (no specific oder) which Minnesota stars speed shows up on the track in the spring before they hit the gridiron in the fall.
Michael Olowo, Junior, DB/RB/WR, Rogers (100m: 10.84) (200m: 21.92)
Last year as a Sophomore, Michael got his first taste of varsity football action. He started all nine games for Rogers at corner back. He surprisingly did not get many touches on the offensive side of the ball, only having one reception all season. Without many snaps on offense Michael was able to focus on shutting down opposing receivers every game. He was able to keep up with any receiver in the