Football Team to play in “Tackle Cancer” All-Star game
The RCTC Football team will have ample representation in this Saturday’s Minnesota Football Coaches’ Association “Tackle Cancer” All-Star game, on the campus of St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN.
Nick Rooney, Blake Weber, and Kamery Garlick, three incoming Yellowjacket recruits, will be playing in the game, an annual compilation of the top high school players in the state of Minnesota.
Rooney, a QB from Eden Prairie, MN, was a two-year starter at Minnetonka High School under Coach Dave Nelson. In his senior season, he completed 163 of 281 passes, for 2,104 yards and 16 touchdowns. He was also named the mid-season MVP of the Metro area by the Star Tribune. Rooney was also an excellent baseball player, and turned down several Division 1 offers to play for the Jackets.
Blake Weber, a LB from Prior Lake high school, was an all-around weapon for the Prior Lake Lakers. A member of the Associated Press 2013 All-State Team, Weber recorded 53 tackles and 3 interceptions on defense, while rushing for 938 yards and 12 touchdowns, and grabbing 11 receptions for 211 yards and 3 touchdowns on offense. Weber was heavily recruited by several Division 1 programs before ultimately deciding to join his friend Rooney and play for the Jackets.
Kamery Garlick, a 6′ 3″, 260 pound guard from Maple Grove, MN, played at Maple Grove high school. A punishing force on the offensive line, Garlick was one of the top offensive linemen in the state of Minnesota, as evidenced by his inclusion in the All-Star Game.
“We’re extremely excited to be bringing in players of this caliber to join our family this fall,” said Yellowjacket Head Coach Bill Quistorff. “Not only are these high quality student-athletes and talented football players, but they’re also great young men, with the same values and virtues we push as a coaching staff. I can’t wait to get back to work in the fall!”