Quinn Carroll, a 6-6, 295-pound tackle who is a junior at Edina and the top-ranked football recruit in Minnesota for the Class of 2019, will announce his college choice during the 10 p.m. news broadcast on KARE (Ch. 11) Tuesday.
Carroll, the son of former Gophers tight end Jay Carroll, named his six finalists in March: the Gophers, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin.
Recruiting-focused website 247Sports.com predicts that Carroll will choose Notre Dame. He made his last official recruiting visit to the South Bend, Ind., campus on April 21.
Carroll is rated the No. 87 player nationally and the No. 12 tackle by 247Sports.com.
From NSIC to NFL
Two more NSIC players signed free-agent contracts with NFL teams. St. Cloud State offensive lineman Bryce Johnson signed with the Dallas Cowboys, and Minnesota State Mankato defensive end Evan Perrizo signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
They join Minnesota State Moorhead receiver Damon Gibson, who signed with the Green Bay Packers.
Gophers righthanded pitcher Patrick Fredrickson earned his third Big Ten freshman of the week honor after helping the No. 20-ranked Gophers baseball team earn a seventh consecutive weekend series win by taking two of three at Ohio State. Fredrickson tossed eight innings against the Buckeyes on Saturday in a 2-1 victory.
• Sophomore Amber Fiser was chosen the Big Ten softball pitcher of the week after going 4-0 for the Gophers while allowing only one run. Infielder MaKenna Partain was chosen the player of the week, after driving in 10 Gophers runs, including a grand slam against Wisconsin.
The Gophers men’s basketball team offered scholarships Monday to Prior Lake’s 6-foot-10 Dawson Garcia and East Ridge’s 6-9 Ben Carlson, both four-star Class of 2020 big men.
• Carleton named Jacki Smith its new volleyball coach. Smith, who grew up in Shoreview and coached last season at Lancaster (Pa.) Bible College, replaces Heidi Jaynes, who resigned in March after 19 seasons as the Knights’ coach.
• Hayley Dunning pitched the first softball no-hitter in 13 seasons for St. Thomas in a 7-0 home victory over Wisconsin-Stout in the first game of a doubleheader Sunday.