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    2016 Gopher Football Commitments

    Player Pos Ht Wt Hometown / School ESPN Rivals Scout
    Thomas Barber LB 6-1 195 Jonesboro, GA / Mundys Mill Farm HS 3 3 3
    Vincent Calhoun OL 6-4 335 Roswell, GA / SW Mississippi CC 3 2 3
    Carter Coughlin LB 6-4 210 Eden Prairie, MN / Eden Prairie HS 4 4 4
    Taiyon Devers DE 6-4 225 Atlanta, GA / GA Prep Sports Academy 3 3 3
    Coney Durr CB 5-10 185 Geismar, LA / Dutchtown HS 3 3 3
    Seth Green QB 6-4 215 Allen, TX / Allen HS 4 3 4
    Drew Hmielewski WR 6-2 190 Marshall, MN / Marshall HS 3 2 3
    Phillip Howard ATH 5-11 175 New Hope, MN / Robbinsdale HS 3 3 3
    Merrick Jackson DT 6-2 308 Belleville, IL / Iowa Western CC 3 2 3
    Tyler Johnson S 6-2 185 Minneapolis, MN / North HS 3 3 3
    Ko Kieft ATH 6-4 225 Sioux Center, IA / Sioux Center Community HS 3 2 2
    Kamal Martin ATH 6-3 200 Burnsville, MN / Burnsville HS 3 3 3
    Kobe McCrary RB 6-1 230 Chipley, FL / Butler CC 3 3 3
    Conner Olson OT 6-3 271 Monticello, MN / Monticello HS 3 3 3
    Sam Schlueter OT 6-5 270 Mayer, MN / Mayer Lutheran HS 3 3 3
    Kiondre Thomas DB 6-0 170 Fort Smith, AR / Northside HS 3 3 3
    DeMarcus Williams ATH 6-0 179 Jackson, AL / Jackson HS NR 2 2
    Andtoine Winfield Jr DB 5-10 185 The Woodlands, TX / The Woodlands HS 3 2 3
    Garrison Wright OL 6-5 310 Cameron, TX / Blinn College 3 3 3

    1997 Recruiting Class


    Willie Middlebrooks signed with Minnesota in 1997 and went on to play in the NFL.

    2000 Recruiting Class


    The Gophers won a big recruiting battle for Dom Sims who was a first-team USA Today All-American.

    2001 Recruiting Class

    Marion Barber III

    Even though Marion Barber III almost didn't get a scholarship offer and was recruited to play DB, he went on to become one of the best RBs in Gopher history.