New Gophers football coach Jerry Kill has 16 verbal commitments, including five Minnesotans -- maybe six, if Andre McDonald sticks to his original plan. The in-state recruits:

Player Pos. High school/junior college

Isaac Hayes OL St. Thomas Academy H.S.

Mitch Leidner QB Lakeville H.S.

Philip Nelson QB Mankato West H.S.

Maxx Williams TE Waconia H.S.

Isaac Fruechte WR Rochester Comm. and Tech. College

*Andre McDonald WR Hopkins H.S.

*Gave verbal commitment to Gophers but now says he is delaying final decision.