After considerable noon hour drama, Dredrick Snelson wound up flipping his commitment from the Gophers to Central Florida on national signing day. But Coney Durr stuck with his commitment to Minnesota over Virginia Tech.
Snelson, a consensus three-star receiver from Hollywood, Fla., committed to the Gophers in August but kept his options open up until Wednesday. He announced last week that his decision would come down to Minnesota, Penn State, Central Florida, Maryland and Miami.
A few days after telling Rivals.com that Gophers fans should "never question his loyalty," Snelson didn't even have a Gophers hat on the table before making his final announcement. The hats were UCF, Maryland and Penn State, and he chose UCF.
UCF went 0-12 last season but hired former Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost as the new head coach. Snelson is rated as a four-star receiver by Rivals and ESPN, and a three-star by Scout and 247Sports.
Durr, a consensus three-star cornerback from Geismar (La.) Dutchtown, committed to the Gophers in December but visited Virginia Tech this past weekend, one weekend after visiting North Carolina.
The 5-11, 185-pound Durr is a savvy, high-motor player who’s already viewed as a possible replacement for Gophers departing senior cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun.