Justin Walley commits to the Gophers!

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By: Tony Liebert  2021 three-star DB, Justin Walley committed to the University of Minnesota, Sunday afternoon adding to a star-studded 2021 recruiting class.   Walley, a Biloxi, Mississippi native chose the Gophers over in-state schools such as Ole Miss and Mississippi State along with top national programs like Baylor and Auburn. He adds to a […] READ MORE


Trey Bixby starts 2022 recruiting class with a bang!

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Article by Tony Liebert PJ Fleck’s recruiting train continues to steam through even in the middle of a pandemic. Four-star pass rusher, Trey Bixby is the Gophers’ first commitment in the class of 2022.   Standing at a reported 6’5” 250 pounds, Bixby should be a tremendous building block for Fleck’s 22’ class. The Lakewood, […] READ MORE



Q&A: Wayzata’s Cam Heide Talks Recruitment and Latest on His Injury

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Camden Heide, a 6-foot-6 rising junior from Wayzata (MN) High, is considered the third best player in the Minnesota’s Class of 2022.   Heide averaged 15.1 points per game as he helped lead the Trojans to an 11-17 record this past season as a sophomore, losing to Hopkins 66-56 in the Class AAAA Section 6 semifinals. He […] READ MORE


Utah transfer Both Gach commits to the Gophers

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Richard Pitino capped off a strong spring recruiting period with his biggest move yet. Utah transfer Both Gach committed to the Gophers on Monday. Gach, an Austin, Minn. native, brings much-needed experience to Minnesota’s backcourt. The 6-foot-7 guard can handle the ball or play on the wing. His versatility, athleticism and shooting ability will make […] READ MORE


Assessing the Impact of Minnesota’s Cornerbacks in 2019

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Photo: University of Minnesota  by: Daniel House (@DanielHouseNFL) Consistent defensive back play is one of the most important aspects of success. In 2019, Minnesota’s secondary proved it could handle difficult challenges. The Gophers have built a depth chart headlined by players with unique physical profiles. Last season, their cornerbacks adequately handled man coverage situations and […] READ MORE


Q&A: Ben Wileman Talks Excitement to Join Gophers Program, Earn Role and More

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Ben Wileman, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound senior linebacker from Edgerton (WI) High, committed to Minnesota as preferred walk-on last December.   Gopher Hole: First of all, how are you doing during this pandemic situation?    Ben Wileman: I’m doing great. It is definitely a lot different. I think that I would be finishing school up this Wednesday, […] READ MORE


Indiana DE Austin Booker commits to the Gophers

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The Gophers have received a commitment from Greenwood, Indiana, defensive end Austin Booker. He chose Minnesota over offers from Iowa, Indiana, Oregon, Purdue, Arizona State and others. The 6-foot-5, 235-pound pass rusher is a three-star prospect, according to 24/7 Sports. Booker ranks No. 10 among Indiana recruits, per 24/7 Composite rankings. He posted 67 tackles (14 for […] READ MORE


Florida offensive tackle Austin Barber commits to the Gophers

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The Gophers have received a commitment from three-star Jacksonville, Florida, offensive tackle Austin Barber. He chose Minnesota over offers from Duke, Louisville, North Carolina, Illinois, Ole Miss and others, according to 24/7 Sports rankings. Barber, a 6-foot-7, 315-pound offensive tackle, brings power, physicality and a big frame to the Gophers’ offensive line room. On film, he […] READ MORE


Four-star Chicago offensive tackle Cameron James commits to the Gophers

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The Gophers have received a commitment from Chicago offensive tackle Cameron James. He chose Minnesota over offers from Michigan State, Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri and others. The 6-foot-8, 280-pound offensive tackle is a four-star recruit, according to 24/7 Sports’ “Top 247” rankings. Within the composite rankings, he earned a three-star rating. James is an offensive tackle with […] READ MORE