Football signees announced
Rochester Community and Technical College and Yellowjackets Football Head Coach Bill Quistorff are proud to announce the initial signees for the 2016 recruiting class.
The RCTC Yellowjackets finished the 2015 season with an 11-1 record. The team won their sixth consecutive Minnesota Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship and played in the Mississippi Bowl for the NJCAA national championship title.
“We are very excited about the talented class of recruits we have been able to sign thus far, said RCTC Assistant Football Coach/Offensive Coordinator, Rob Neumann. We continue striving toward our goal of not only having outstanding student-athletes for our program, but outstanding young men as well. We cannot wait to get these young men into the program so they can showcase their abilities on the field and hopefully lead us back to where we feel we should be – in that national championship game next December.
Coach Quistorff and the Yellowjackets coaching staff went into this recruiting season looking to build from the success of last season. The Yellowjacket offense surpassed all of RCTC’s top passing records and three NJCAA passing records.
“Coming off of one of the best seasons in RCTC football history has definitely helped us in recruiting this spring, said RCTC Head Football Coach Bill Quistorff. Our focus is to bring in great people that also happen to be great student athletes! We are very focused on putting in the work necessary to account for the 60 minutes that we came short of achieving our ultimate goal of winning an overall NJCAA National Championship! The 2016 RCTC Football will be one of the fastest and most athletic groups I have seen in my time in the program!”
The attached list includes players who are part of the initial signing phase for RCTC. Bolded players noted below and on the attached list participated in RCTC’s signing event earlier this evening. More players will continue to be added throughout the spring.
William Rains was a starter on Eden Prairie’s 2014 Minnesota Class 6A state championship team, rushing for 230 yards and two touchdowns in the state championship game vs. Totino Grace. Rains finished his senior year with 1,604 yards and 37 total touchdowns. He was named 1st Team All-State, 2-time Star Tribune All-Metro Team, and a finalist for 2014 Minnesota Mr. Football. Rains finished his high school career with over 5500 yards and 72 total touchdowns.
Gavin Pruett was a 1st team All-League quarterback in Capistrano Valley, California. He set school records for yards passing, touchdowns, and completion percentage.
Qtumos Payemanu was a do-everything athlete for East Ridge High School in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. He played quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and defensive back and helped lead his team to the Minnesota Class 6A State Championship game. Payemanu turned down preferred walk on offers from South Dakota State and the University Minnesota to play at RCTC.
Luis Maldonado was a two-time All-Conference offensive lineman in Buena, New Jersey.
Daniel Kohler was a 4-year starter for Redwood Valley High School in Minnesota.
Daytona Chandler was a 4-year letter winner from Rockton, Illinois and was recruited by NDSU, Western Illinois, and Ball State before suffering a collarbone injury his senior year.
Connor Stenberg set the school record at Stewartville High School for PAT made in a year (48) and career (67).
Delfontay Powell scored 21 touchdowns and had over 1700 all-purpose yards as a senior in New Roads, Louisiana in 2014.
Avery McMullin is from Smyrna, Delaware and a transfer from Football Championship Subdivision school, Delaware State.
Elray Duncan was a 1st team All-District and Honorable Mention All-State in Thibodaux, Louisiana his senior year in 2014.
Treevon Prater signed with Syracuse and had offers from nine other Division 1 schools out of high school. Prater was 1st team All-Conference and had over 20 career interceptions in high school in East St. Louis, Illinois.
Andre Chisley was a 2-time All-Conference player, Team Defensive MVP, and had over 300 career tackles while at Hopkins High School in Minnesota.
Emmanuel Ehrich is a bounceback from South Dakota State University. Originally from Maple Grove, Ehrich was a two-time All-Conference and a member of the 2013 All-State Team for Minnesota.
Derric Tiller was a 1st team All-Conference wide receiver from Rapid City, South Dakota and led the state in catches, yards per catch, and was 2nd in touchdowns.
Devaughn Brown was a 1st Team All-Regional and 1st Team All-District in Thibodaux, Louisiana.
Chris Collier had 1800 all-purpose yards his senior year in Champaign, Illinois and was named 1st Team All-State in Illinois.
Bryan Goehring-Reinhart was a starting fullback for Minnesota Class 5A state champion St. Michael-Albertville High School.