Gophers receive verbal commitment from three-star cornerback from Illinois
April 12, 2018 — 1:10pm
Tyler Nubin, a three-star cornerback from St. Charles (Ill.) North High School, announced via Twitter on Thursday that he has committed to the Gophers football program.
The 6-2, 183-pounder becomes the fifth player from the Class of 2019 to commit to the Gophers. Nubin, who had 26 tackles, 10 passes defended and two interceptions as a junior last season, has scholarship offers from six other Big Ten schools – Illinois, Michigan State, Michigan, Purdue, Iowa and Northwestern – along with Kentucky and Tennessee of the Southeastern Conference. He received an offer from the Gophers on Jan. 27 during Junior Day and took an unofficial visit this past weekend.
Nubin is rated the No. 38 cornerback nationally in the Class of 2019 in the 247Sports.com composite rankings. The addition of Nubin has the Gophers at No. 28 nationally and seventh among Big Ten teams in the 247Sports composite rankings.
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.
The three-star prospect from Christian Brothers College High School opened his recruiting in late November. He took his official visit to Minnesota last weekend and can sign his letter of intent on Dec. 19.