GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — The Minnesota State Fair starts in mere days, 90-degree temps are in the forecast, kids are walking around with the familiar melancholy look on their faces...

Yep. It's time for football. 

As he has for decades, KARE 11's Randy Shaver has compiled a list of the top prep football players in the greater Twin Cities metro for his 2019 Preseason All-Metro team. You can expect to hear many of these names repeatedly as Randy embarks on his 36th year producing and hosting the KARE 11 Prep Sports Extra. 

With no further delay, here is the list. 

2019 Preseason All-Metro team

Offense

Quarterback

  • Aidan Bouman, Buffalo, Sr.
  • Jalen Suggs, SMB Wolfpack, Sr.

Running Backs

  • Demetrius (TK) Marshall, Mpls Southwest, Sr.
  • Isaiah Smith, Benilde-St. Margaret’s, Sr.

Receivers

  • Terry Lockett, SMB Wolfpack, Sr
  • Wyatt Schroeder, St. Francis, Sr.

Tight End

  • Russell Corrigan, Hutchinson, Sr.

Offensive Line

  • Jalen Travis, DeLaSalle, Sr.
  • Riley Mahlman, Lakeville South, Jr.
  • Bastian Swinney, Edina, Jr.
  • Bennett Weber, Waconia, Sr.

Athlete

  • RaJa Nelson, Lakeville North, Sr.

Defense


Defensive line

  • Danny Striggow, Orono, Sr.
  • Pierce Oppong, Jefferson, Sr.
  • Randy Keumogne, Tartan, Sr.
  • Blake Whaley, Prior Lake, Sr.

Linebackers

  • Kaden Johnson, SMB Wolfpack, Sr.
  • Cody Lindenberg, Anoka, Sr.
  • Justice Sullivan, Eden Prairie, Jr.
  • Loshiaka Roques, Wayzata, Sr.

Defensive Backs

  • AJ Scaife, Roseville, Sr.
  • Trevon Howard, SMB, Sophomore
  • Steven Arrell, Osseo, Sr.

Kicker/Punter

  • Hunter Dustman, St. Francis, Sr.

You don't have to wait for game day to talk high school football in Minnesota! As Randy Shaver returns for the 36th year of the Prep Sports Extra, he and photojournalist Craig Norkus will preview the big games every week on YouTube with the new "Prep Sports Extra Preview."