Reigelsperger, who had rescinded a verbal commitment to Kentucky last week, visited the Gophers on Saturday for the Michigan State game. The 6-3, 247-pound senior is the Gophers’ first four-star recruit, as ranked by 247 Sports, for the Class of 2018. Minnesota now has 23 recruits for the Class of 2018.
Reigelsperger is rated the nation’s 26th-best defensive end for the Class of 2018 by Scout.com.
Randy Johnson has been covering college football in one form or another since the early 1990s. He was the Star Tribune’s main college football editor on the copy desk for nearly two decades before returning to reporting in August 2017 as the beat writer for Gophers football. Randy has covered a Rose Bowl (Joe Paterno’s 1994 Penn State team), and he covered a John Gutekunst-coached Gophers team that missed out on the 1990 Weed-Eater Bowl. Email Randy to talk about the Gophers.
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