It's been more than seven weeks since National Signing Day, but the Gophers just added another member to their 2014 recruiting class. Ra'Shaun Croney, a defensive back from Pahokee, Fla., faxed his national letter of intent to Minnesota today, the Star Tribune has confirmed.
Croney, who is rated as a three-star recruit in the 247Sports.com composite rankings, becomes the 21st member of this year's Gophers recruiting class. He had offers from South Carolina and Arkansas, but those schools backed off when it looked like he wouldn't qualify academically.
He signed with Ellsworth (Iowa) Community College, but his grades have been on the rise, so the Gophers invited him in for an official visit last weekend. They were hoping to get one more defensive back for this class to go along with Craig James, and now they have him.