The Gophers won a national recruiting battle Friday, when wide receiver Nnamdi Adim-Madumere, who had scholarship offers from the likes of national champion Alabama, Texas A&M, Baylor and Boise State, announced via Twitter that he has committed to Minnesota.

“I’m VERY exited to announce that I’ll be continuing my football and academic career at Minnesota!! !! #committed,’’ Adim-Madumere tweeted.

The 6-3, 226-pounder from Fort Worth (Texas) Southwest High School was a priority for Gophers coach P.J. Fleck. He is a three-star recruit and has the second-highest rating among the 19 commitments the Gophers have received for the Class of 2019. Adim-Madumere is the No. 57-ranked wide receiver recruit nationally by the 247Sports.com composite ratings of major national recruiting services.

Adim-Madumere caught 26 passes for 837 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior last year and has 34 receptions for 985 yards in his prep career. He made an unofficial visit to the Gophers on Friday after attending a Minnesota satellite camp on Monday.

The addition of Adim-Madumere has the Gophers at No. 18 nationally and third in the Big Ten, behind Ohio State and Michigan, in the 247Sports composite. In 247Sports’ own rankings, the Gophers are No. 15 nationally and second in the Big Ten.

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