QB Jacob Knuth grows Minnesota’s 2022 recruiting class

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Feb. 27, 2021: 2022 three-star pro-style quarterback Jacob Knuth (Harrisburg, SD) verbally committed to the Gophers Saturday afternoon. BY: Tony Liebert   Jacob Knuth is now the third player that Minnesota has committed to its 2022 recruiting class, joining Trey Bixby and Kristen Hoskins. He chose the Gophers over offers from Iowa, Kansas State, Air Force […] READ MORE


Q&A: Kristen Hoskins “I am a Gopher fan, so it is definitely something that I want to be a part of.”

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By: Chris Monter Kristen Hoskins, a 5-foot-10, 165-pound junior wide receiver from Alexandria (MN) High, became the first in-state Gopher football commit when he verballed to Minnesota Friday. GopherHole caught up with Hoskins Sunday to learn the latest on his commitment. GopherHole: I had originally planned on calling you Saturday after we texted Friday, but […] READ MORE


’22 Alexandria WR Kristen Hoskins opts to stay home

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Feb. 19, 2021: 2022 three-star (Alexandria, MN) WR, Kristen Hoskins committed to the Gophers immediately after being offered; opting to stay home for his college football career.   P.J. Fleck’s recruiting train rolled on Friday, as one of the state’s top prospects committed to the Gophers. Kristen Hoskins, a soon-to-be senior at Alexandria High School […] READ MORE


Gophers add Mapakaitolo and Shaw to 2021 offensive line

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Jan. 14, 2021: Utah State transfer Karter Shaw committed to the Gophers joining 2021 three-star recruit Saia Mapakaitolo by officially committing to the University Thursday afternoon.     He, as in P.J. Fleck’s recruiting since arriving at Minnesota has been nothing short of remarkable. You can say what you want about his in-game coaching, but […] READ MORE


Gophers add former Clemson four-star DT Nyles Pinckney to loaded incoming class

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Jan. 11, 2021: Former four-star Clemson defensive tackle, Nyles Pinckney has officially signed with the Minnesota Golden Gophers.   The 2021 offseason could not be going much better for P.J. Fleck and his Gophers’ staff. After constructing its best recruiting class in program history (No. 27 in NCAA) Minnesota has now added four more players […] READ MORE


Minnesota adds, WR Dylan Wright and DT Val Martin from transfer portal

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Dec. 23, 2020: Former Iowa Western CC and NC State defensive tackle Val Martin joined Texas A&M transfer wide receiver, Dylan Wright, as transfer students to verbally committed to the Minnesota Golden Gophers, Wednesday afternoon.   Following an Early National Signing Day that saw P.J. Fleck and his staff add 19 total commitments for the […] READ MORE


News and notes from the Gophers’ 2021 class

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Dec. 16, 2020: Wednesday, officially marks the beginning of the Early National Signing Period. Gophers football has gotten busy, as their 2021 recruiting class continues to take shape.   Early National Signing Day has officially begun! Starting today, high school and junior college prospects can put pen to paper and sign their National Letter of […] READ MORE


Luther McCoy set to join Gophers in 2021

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Dec. 9, 2020: The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers’ football team received a verbal commitment from 2021, defensive lineman Luther McCoy.   Early National Signing Day is almost a week away, but P.J. Fleck and the Gophers’ recruiting team is putting some final touches on their 2021 recruiting class before then. 3-star defensive lineman, Luther […] READ MORE


Minnesota picks up FCS grad-transfer LB Jack Gibbens

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Abilene Christian graduate-transfer linebacker, Jack Gibbens has verbally committed to the University of Minnesota.   While the Gophers’ football operations have been on pause for two-plus weeks, P.J. Fleck has had some free time to get busy on the recruiting trail. He did just that, adding 6-foot-4, 240-pound linebacker Jack Gibbens as a graduate-transfer from […] READ MORE


’21 four-star DT Jacob Schuster commits to Minnesota

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2021 four-star defensive lineman, Jacob Schuster committed to the University of Minnesota on Friday night, Oct. 23.     While the Gophers were busy preparing for the Wolverines of Michigan, P.J. Fleck was still busy recruiting. Schuster being an Olympia, Washington native, proves that Fleck’s recruiting prowess is nationwide. The 6-foot-2 300-pound defensive tackle chose […] READ MORE