Gophers land commitment from Texas linebacker Jaylen Waters
- Blog Post by: Joe Christensen
- July 21, 2014 - 4:42 PM
The Gophers added another football commitment Monday after a key recruiting weekend, as Jaylen Waters, a linebacker from Texas, announced his plans to play for Minnesota.
Waters is a consensus two-star linebacker from Copperas Cove High School, the alma mater of former Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III.
The 6-2, 233-pound Waters is Minnesota's ninth commitment for the 2015 class, and the second linebacker, joining Julian Huff, from Bolingbrook, Ill.
Waters attended camp at TCF Bank Stadium this weekend, along with the Gophers' annual recruiting barbecue. On Saturday, the Gophers got commitments from Canadian running back Jonathan Femi-Cole and Michigan safety Ray Buford.
Waters, who also had offers from Nevada and Texas State, announced his decision on Twitter:
Excited to say that the University of Minnesota will be my new home in 2015 & where I will further my education. Golden Gopher Commit ����✏️��— Jaylen Waters (@Texas_boy49) July 21, 2014
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