Dominic Smith, a 6’3”, 185-pound junior wide receiver for Augsburg University, who also excelled in basketball and baseball at the school during his pre-career at White Bear Lake, has blossomed into one of the top wide receivers not only in Division III, but at all levels of NCAA competition.
In his first game, a victory over Northwestern-St. Paul, the junior caught seven passes for 119 yards and one touchdown. Last season, he had 51 receptions for 611 yards and six touchdowns while helping the Auggies to a 6-4 record.
His best season came in 2021, when he had 69 receptions for 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns.
OUTSTANDING PREP PERFORMERS
Allan Lankfard Jr., 6’1”, 200 pounds, St. Paul Central
The junior quarterback/strong safety, who also starts as a point guard for the boys basketball team, rushed for 200 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Bloomington Kennedy, and 100 yards and a 67-yard touchdown pass in a loss to Mahtomedi.
Quentin Cobb-Butler, 5’9”, 155 pounds, Woodbury
The senior all-purpose player, who plays basketball as well, had two kickoff returns for touchdowns and a reception for another score in a win over Roseville. He contributed a field goal and two extra point conversions in a loss to Stillwater.
Davonte White-Sledge, 6’1”, 160 pounds, Minneapolis Patrick Henry
The senior quarterback scored on four rushing touchdowns in a victory over Como Park for the undefeated Patriots.
Ke’Tavion Colton, 5’11”, 176 pounds, Minneapolis Patrick Henry
The junior running back rushed for three touchdowns against Como Park.
Juriad Hughes Jr., 6’0”, 185 pounds, Irondale
The senior wide receiver, one of the top long jumpers in the country and state champion in the event in 2023, has caught a touchdown pass in each of his first two games.
Jamarion Sanders, 5’9”, 180 pounds, Minneapolis North
After two games the sophomore wide receiver has had a touchdown catch in each contest with a total of 12 receptions for 113 yards.