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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A weekend visit sold Blaine High School's Duke Anyanwu on the University of Minnesota, but more importantly, it sold Gopher coaches on Anyanwu. The prep quarterback received a scholarship offer during his visit on Sunday, according to rivals.com website Gopher Illustrated, and he accepted later in the day.
But there are still a few details to be worked out about his Gophers career, Anyanwu told the website, specifically his position and his enrollment date. "The coaches told me they really like me as an athlete who can play all over the field," Anyanwu told GI. "Right now, we are mostly talking about H-back, defensive end, or outside linebacker."
He could also be the first greyshirt member of coach Jerry Kill's 2013 recruiting class. Anyanwu said the coaching staff doesn't know whether he should enroll this fall with the rest of the incoming freshmen, or wait until next January as a greyshirt. Since he won't turn 18 until September, Anyanwu said, he doesn't mind waiting.
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