Yellowjackets announce Football signees

The Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) Yellowjackets and Head Coach Bill Quistorff are proud to announce the initial signees for their 2015 recruiting class.  An official football signing event will be held on Wednesday, February 18 at 6:00 pm in the All-American room at the Regional Sports Center.

The YellowJackets finished the 2014 season with an 8-4 record.  The Yellowjackets topped off the season by capturing their fifth consecutive Minnesota Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship with a 40-21 victory over Central Lakes College of Brainerd and then participated in the Graphic Edge Bowl versus Iowa Central for the second consecutive season.

Coach Quistorff and the Yellowjackets coaching staff went into this recruiting season looking to build from the success of last season.  The Yellowjacket offense, led by QB Nick Rooney and others, broke nearly every single Yellowjacket football passing record.  The defense also finished strong, leading the nation in sacks and causing seven turnovers in the state championship game.

This year’s class includes two familiar players in the Rochester area.  Aaron Quandt, the starting quarterback of a very strong Stewartville football team has signed to play for RCTC as well as Rochester Mayo offensive lineman Ryan Burton.  Both are strong additions to a class that the RCTC coaching staff is very excited about.

Other players to keep an eye on in this class are Connor Watts, a wide receiver from a state championship team in Mankato West.  CJ Schwintek was a starting running back for the state champion Becker Bulldogs.

Two exciting playmakers have been added to the receiving corps as well, Shavar Holliday and Isaiah Smith.  Holliday was an excellent athlete in Alabama and was recruited by SEC programs out of high school.  Smith played his freshman year at Iowa State, and is one of the fastest players the Yellowjackets have ever recruited.

Several strong players have been added to the offensive line from Minnesota.  Joseph Warner (St Louis Park), Great Ogboru (Robbinsdale Cooper), and Travis Mollen (Osseo) will provide depth and competition for immediate playing time. Devin McCallister, a tackle from Michigan, is also expected to compete for immediate playing time on an offensive line that returns six players with playing experience from a year ago.

Defensively, the Yellowjackets have landed commitments from additional solid players. Garrett Pemelton from Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (MN) High School and Shedrick Dennis, a 300-pound defensive tackle from Lincoln (MI) High School will anchor a rebuilt defensive line that was a force last season.  Tydre Bradley will be an excellent addition to an already solid returning linebacking corps, led by local stalwarts Tommy Fjelsted and Cody Stanger.

This list is just the initial signing phase for RCTC, as players will continue to be added throughout the spring.  With this excellent group of recruits in place, the RCTC coaching staff will continue to work toward the goal of making a run at a national championship in the 2015 season.

For further information, contact RCTC Head Football Coach, William Quistorff at 507-280-2855 or at


2015 Yellowjacket Commitments

Sam Becker – Wide Receiver from Fountain Hills (AZ) High School – 6’2 190 lbs

Curtis Bell – Defensive Lineman from Robbinsdale Cooper (MN) High School – 5’11 220 lbs

Tydre Bradley – Linebacker from Northview (FL) High School – 6’2 200 lbs

Ryan Burton – Offensive Lineman from Rochester Mayo (MN) High School – 6’2 305 lbs

Levi Case-Allen – Defensive Back from Robbinsdale Cooper (MN) High School – 5’8 165 lbs

Roman Coats – Defensive Lineman/Linebacker from Southwest DeKalb (GA) High School – 6’0 230 lbs

Shedrick Dennis – Defensive Lineman from Lincoln (MI) High School – 6’2 305 lbs

Shavar Holliday – Quarterback/Wide Receiver from Lanett (AL) High School 6’1 180 lbs

Jonathan Jansson – Linebacker from Robbinsdale Cooper (MN) High School – 6’1 200 lbs

Devin McCallister – Offensive Lineman from Lincoln (MI) High School – 6’4 270 lbs

Travis Mollen – Offensive Lineman from Osseo High School – 6’2 295 lbs

Great Ogboru – Offensive Lineman from Robbinsdale Cooper (MN) High School – 6’1 250 lbs

Garrett Pemelton – Defensive Lineman from Dilworth-Glydon-Felton (MN) High School – 6’2 220 lbs

Aaron Quandt – Quarterback from Stewartville (MN) High School – 6’3 175 lbs

Chad (CJ) Schwintek – Running Back from Becker (MN) High School – 5’8 180 lbs

Isaiah Smith – Wide Receiver from Brockton (MA) High School (Iowa State Transfer) – 5’9 170 lbs

Joseph Warner – Offensive Lineman from St Louis Park (MN) High School – 6’0 275 lbs

Connor Watts – Wide Receiver from Mankato West (MN) High School – 5’10 180 lbs


Schwintek had 1,443 yards rushing and 15 TDs for a state championship Becker team…..Quandt threw for 3055 yards and 38 touchdowns for an excellent Stewartville football team….Smith, who played his freshman season at Iowa State, had 25 tackles and 4 INTs as well as 951 yards rushing and 4 TDs as a two-way starter his senior year in 2012….Dennis led his team in tackles and was an all-conference player at defensive tackle….Warner was a Metro West All-Conference performer as an offensive lineman….Pemelton was 2-time Heart of Lakes All-Conference player and 2-time Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year.  He’s also an accomplished wrestler….. Holliday was a 2 year starter at QB in high school and has been timed at 4.4 seconds in the 40 yard dash……Mollen started at center for a solid Osseo squad in 2014….. Watts had 69 receptions for 1,230 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior, including 3 TDs in Mankato West’s state championship game victory.  For his career, he had 147 receptions, 2,450 yards and 27 touchdowns…..Bradley had 141 tackles and was a member of the 2012 Florida 1A State Championship team. Also lettered multiple years in basketball and track….

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