HIGH SCHOOL: Attends Blue Valley High School in Stilwell, Kansas • wore No. 9 for the Tigers • as a senior, recorded 67 receptions for 1,096 yards and as 12 touchdowns • named First Team All-Conference and named to the 2016 All-Simone Team (recognizes the best players in the Kansas City metro area) • a three-star recruit by Scout, 247 and ESPN and a two-star recruit by Rivals • at receiver, Scout ranked him No. 2 in Kansas, No. 31 in the Midland and No. 176 in the nation • ESPN listed him as the No. 5 prospect in Kansas, while Rivals had him at No. 9 and 247 Sports had him at No. 10 • coached by Eric Driskell.
PERSONAL: Born on April 26, 1999 • son of Yale and Kristina Van Dyne • has one brother (Yale) and one sister (Mary-Kate).
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Minnesota hosts Illinois at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The game can be watched on the Big Ten Network and can be heard on KFAN.