Cameron Forte, a junior college recruit the Gophers had their eye on, has committed to the University of Georgia.
Forte tweeted the news on Sunday afternoon:
Just committed to the University of Georgia on a full ride scholarship to play basketball !— Cameron Forte (@Smoothiewhatup) April 21, 2013
Forte, a 6-6 forward, who had also drawn interest from Long Beach State, Colorado State, Pittsburgh and Ole Miss, among others is currently attending Howard College (Texas) and has three years of eligibility left.
A University of Minnesota source confirmed that the Gophers had reached out to Forte. Richard Pitino had first offered the athletic Arizona native at Florida International.
The Gophers still have three scholarships available for 2013-14 after getting a single commitment from Daquein McNeil last week.