College football: 29 sign to play at RCTC

Rochester Community and Technical College football coach Bill Quistorff announced the signing of 29 players for the 2014 season on Saturday.

Quistorff said the Yellowjackets will have more players, but he had yet to receive their signed letters of intent and did not want to announce their names.

A trio of Rochester Mayo players are among the RCTC recruits. They include linebacker Tommy Fjelsted, tight end Matt Rogers and offensive lineman Johathan Rojas. All three were All-Conference in the Big Nine.

"We were happy to get all three players from Mayo," Quistorff said.

Defensive back Jeremy Richardson of Byron was the only other area player among the 29 players who have currently signed.


"We think we have a strong base (of players) right now," Quistorff said.

Ten of the players hail from Minnesota. Seven players are from Wisconsin, including quarterback Mitchell Marinack, while six are from Flordia. Three players hail from North Miami.

The current crop of players was heavy at cornerback and safety as nine are listed as defensive backs. The class features no running backs, but that is expected to change with the later signings.

RCTC has won the past four state junior college championships and holds the mark with 19 state titles overall. The Yellowjackets have appeared in 17 of the past 18 state championship games.

RCTC 2014 recruits

Name, position, school/hometown

Tommy Fjelsted (LB, Rochester Mayo), Matt Rogers (TE, Rochester Mayo), Jonathan Rojas (OL, Rochester Mayo), Corey Johnson Jr (DB, Appleton, Wis.), Javon Stephens (WR, Osseo),Diondre Green (DB, Edina), Nathaniel Moses-Eimms (WR, Trember, Wis), Jeremy Richardson (DB, Byron), Stephen McGee Jr. (WR, Grand Rapids), Joshua Dorsey (LB, Normandy, La.), Chris McAllister (DB, Treasure Coast, Fla), Sh'Kai Herbert (DB, Flagler Palm Coast, Fla), Zeek Carr (DB, Tremper, Wis.), Luke Ferranti (DB, Kettle Moraine, Wis.), Brett Edenfield (OL, Clay, Fla.), CaseyPaliagas (OL., Eau Claire, Wis.),Joseph Aalid (QB/WR, Howard Lake), Eldred Jones (LB, Aquinas, Wis.), Eric Meadows (LB, North Miami), Brandon Wright (DB, North Miami), Bryan Jacques (DB, North Miami), Jose Bou Jr. (WR, Harold Richards, Ill.), Davelle Fox (DB, Harold Richards, Ill.), Brody Vander Kolk (OL, Waukon, Iowa), Mitchell Marinack (QB, Tri County, Wis.),Austin Barrick (DL, Plainview, Okla.), Darius Bender (LB, Del Valle, Texas), Kwenten Perkins (LB, Osseo), Luis Pinto (OL, Prior Lake).

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