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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Andre McDonald, a highly recruited wide receiver from Hopkins, announced Thursday evening on KARE-11 that he has committed to the Gophers.
McDonald, who had 1,253 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior for the Royals, previously committed to both the Gophers and Vanderbilt before de-committing from both. McDonald is considered the No. 1 recruit in the state by Rivals.com.
Nothing is official until McDonald signs his national letter of intent. The signing period begins Wednesday.
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