Joe Christensen covered Major League Baseball for 15 years, including three seasons at the Baltimore Sun and eight at the Star Tribune, before switching to the college football beat. He’s a Faribault, Minn., native who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1996. He covered Jim Wacker’s Gophers for the Minnesota Daily and also wrote about USC, UCLA and the Rose Bowl for the Riverside Press-Enterprise before getting this chance to cover football again.

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Twin brothers from Illinois -- a safety and linebacker -- are latest to commit to the Gophers

Posted by: Joe Christensen under Gopher recruiting Updated: June 5, 2014 - 3:26 PM

The Gophers added twin brothers to their 2015 recruiting class Thursday, when Jacob and Julian Huff, of Bolingbrook, Ill., gave verbal commitments.

The 5-10, 205-pound Jacob Huff is a consensus three-star safety, and the 5-11, 220-pound Julian Huff is listed as a two-star inside linebacker in the 247Sports Composite.

Their mother, Dee Huff, posted news of their commitments on Facebook: “YES, THE TWINS VERBALLY COMMITTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MN TODAY!!!! … So proud of you both!!!”

Ryan Burns, of GopherIllustrated.com, posted a picture of both players from their recruiting visit.

With those two on board, the Gophers now have three commitments for 2015, including Chaska offensive tackle Bronson Dovich.

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