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High School Football Combine 2020

Updated June 25, 2020

Each year, the Riggs Premier Football Academy showcases top high school football athletes from the upper Midwest with a pro-style combine. This year, the combine took on a much different look but still helped show off the area’s best talent.

The combine was run in small groups over several days with coaches and scouts watching online rather than in person. The number of participants was about half of the normal group size.

Athletes were tested in the 40-yard and 10-yard sprints, pro-agility test, vertical jump, and broad jump this year. Here are how the results stacked up.

 

40-Yard Sprint

The 40-yard sprint is a staple at combines. Although it’s rare to run a straightaway of 40 yards during an actual game, coaches are interested in the players' overall speed and athleticism, and the 40 gives them that information. Athletes are clocked on professional automatic timing systems to get accurate times. Angel Johnson (2021) of Viborg-Hurley was the only participant to break the elite 4.7 time.

 NameSchoolTime

1

Angel Johnson

Viborg-Hurley, SD

4.62

2

Brock Ping

Billings Central, MT

4.70

3
(tied)

Noah Heesch

Bon Homme, SD

4.73

 

Eli Mau

Chanhassen, MN

5

Joey Nemec

Brandon Valley, SD

4.74

6

Michael Johnson

Sioux Falls Washington, SD

4.77

7

Aiden Swift

Brandon Valley, SD

4.78

8

Tate Johnson

Brandon Valley, SD

4.79

 

10-Yard Sprint

The 10-yard sprint is a split of the athletes 40-time. It gives scouts an accurate read on the players burst off the line. Athletes are clocked on professional automatic timing systems to get accurate times. Once again, Angel Johnson (2021) of Viborg-Hurley led all competitors, with Tate Johnson (2021) and Joey Nemec (2021) of Brandon Valley staying right there with Angel.

 NameSchoolTime

1

Angel Johnson

Viborg-Hurley, SD

1.64

2
(tied)

Tate Johnson

Brandon Valley, SD

1.65

Joey Nemec

Brandon Valley, SD

4
(tied)

Evan Helvig

Sioux City North, IA

1.66

Lincoln Boetel

Harrisburg, SD

Eli Mau

Chanhassen, MN

7
(tied)

 

Kaden Johnson

Papillion LaVista, NE

1.67

Brock Ping

Billings Central, MT

Zach Burgers

Sioux Falls Washington, SD

  10
(tied)

Brady Peterson

Beresford, SD

1.68

Kamen Hudson

Harrisburg, SD

Michael Johnson

Sioux Falls Washington, SD

Aiden Swift

Brandon Valley, SD


 

Pro-Agility

The pro-agility test showcases the athlete’s ability to change direction and get to top speed. Athletes are clocked on professional automatic timing systems to get accurate times. Landon Ruesink (2022) of Dell Rapids sped past the competition with Lincoln Boetel (2021) of Harrisburg close behind.

 NameSchoolTime

1

Tucker Large

Sioux Falls Roosevelt, SD

4.17

2

Landon Ruesink

Dell Rapids, SD

4.27

3

Lincoln Boetel

Harrisburg, SD

4.31

4

Tate Stine-Smith

Adel De Soto Minburn, IA

4.33

5
(tied)

Brock Ping

Billings Central, MT

4.35

Caden Budde

Siouxland Christian, IA

Andy Blazevich

Sioux Falls Lincoln

Isaiah Robinson

Sioux Falls Lincoln

 

Vertical Jump

Jumping is a huge part of football, and the vertical jump measures how high a player can sky above their reach. This gives scouts a more accurate assessment of a player’s range. Brock Ping jumped out of the Field House with a 40.5 inch vertical. Only six players at the 2020 NFL combine jumped higher.

 NameSchoolHeight

1

Brock Ping

Billings Central, MT

40.5 inches

2

Eli Mau

Chanhassen, MN

38 inches

3

Lincoln Boetel

Harrisburg, SD

37.5 inches

4

Noah Heesch

Bon Homme, SD

36.5 inches

5

Kaden Johnson

Papillion LaVista, NE

34.5 inches

6

Chase Mason

Viborg-Hurley, SD

34 inches

7
(tied)

Nathan Staehling

Brainerd, MN

32.5 inches

Angel Johnson

Viborg-Hurley, SD

Will Falldorf

Bemidji, MN

 

Broad Jump

The broad jump was added to the high school combine this year. This helps scouts focus on pure leg strength and athleticism as they have to stick the landing. Brock Ping showed his stuff once again with a 10’1” jump with Lincoln Boetel of Harrisburg also jumping 10 feet.

 NameSchoolJump

1

Brock Ping

Billings Central, MT

10'1"

2

Lincoln Boetel

Harrisburg, SD

10'0"

3

Eli Mau

Chanhassen, MN

9'11"

4

Noah Heesch

Bon Homme, SD

9'8"

5
(tied)

Noah Thompson

Brandon Valley, SD

9'6"

Chase Mason

Viborg-Hurley, SD

Tate Johnson

Brandon Valley, SD

Cameron Latvis

Henry Sibley, IA

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