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Gopher Football Recruiting Articles

    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
    Carter Coughlin LB 6-4 210 Eden Prairie, MN / Eden Prairie HS 3 4 4
    Elijah Daniels S 5-11 185 Fort Lauderdale, FL / Cardinal Gibbons HS 3 3 2
    Elisha Daniels Ath 5-11 180 Fort Lauderdale, FL / Cardinal Gibbons HS 3 2 3
    Sean Foster OT 6-8 285 Mundelein, IL / Carmel Catholic HS 4 4 4
    JoJo Garcia DT 6-3 270 Woodbury, MN / East Ridge HS 3 3 4
    Drew Hmielewski S 6-2 190 Marshall, MN / Marshall HS NR 2 3
    Phillip Howard Ath 5-11 175 New Hope, MN / Robbinsdale HS 3 3 3
    Matt Kegel OT 6-6 300 Chaska, MN / Chaska HS 3 3 3
    Kamal Martin Ath 6-3 200 Burnsville, MN / Burnsville HS 3 3 3
    Conner Olson OT 6-5 271 Monticello, MN / Monticello HS 3 3 3
    Tony Poljan Ath 6-6 220 Lansing, MI / Catholic Central HS 3 3 3
    Sam Schlueter OT 6-5 270 Mayer, MN / Mayer Lutheran HS 3 3 3
    Dredrick Snelson WR 6-0 190 Pembroke Pines, FL / Flanagan HS 4 4 3
    Tralund Webber DE 6-3 245 Cameron, TX / Blinn College NR 3 2

    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.