Gridiron Gold Logo

Blog

Gridiron Gold

Following Gophers football year-round, Big Ten action and more

Defensive tackle Noah Shannon decommits from Gophers

Noah Shannon, a consensus three-star defensive tackle from Oswego, Ill., decommitted from the Gophers and re-opened his recruitment Sunday.

Shannon made the announcement on Twitter, saying, "Minnesota remains a top school for me, but I have decided to reopen my recruiting process."

Michigan recruit splats Gophers in paintball video announcing his decision

The Gophers' hopes of landing Michigan prep offensive lineman Jalen Mayfield went splat two months ago, when he decommitted from Minnesota. This week, the consensus four-star recruit splattered the Gophers again -- in a paintball video, announcing his commitment to Michigan.

In the video, the 6-5 Mayfield drives into a park in a Jeep and begins hunting down some of the schools that offered him scholarships with a paintball gun. He splats someone wearing a Gophers jacket first, followed by Nebraska, Michigan State and Iowa before rescuing a female counterpart.

"After a long-fought battle, I have decided to 'Go Blue,'" Mayfield says, removing a state championship T-shirt from Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School to reveal a Michigan shirt.

P.J. Fleck's staff knew Mayfield was likely headed to Michigan when he decommitted from Minnesota on March 26. That came two days after Michigan made its offer. Mayfield was rated as a three-star recruit when he committed to Minnesota in February but has since added a fourth star, as often happens when "helmet schools" ramp up their pursuit.

Mayfield isn't the first recruit to get creative with an announcement video, and there's no shame for the Gophers in losing a Michigan high school standout to the Wolverines. But Mayfield made it sting a little more by rubbing it in, something that probably won't be forgotten by either side.

TV Listings

Local Schedule

< >
  • Canterbury Park live racing

    12:45 pm

  • Tampa Bay at Twins

    1:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Kansas City at Saints

    5:05 pm on 1220-AM

  • San Antonio at Lynx

    6 pm on FSN, 106.1-FM

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    12:45 pm

  • Houston at Twins

    1:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Saints at Cleburne

    7:05 pm on 1220-AM

  • Saints at Cleburne

    7:05 pm on 1220-AM

  • Houston at Twins

    7:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Houston at Twins

    12:10 pm on MLBN, 96.3-FM

  • Saints at Cleburne

    7:05 pm on 1220-AM

  • Saints at Cleburne

    7:05 pm on 1220-AM

  • Twins at L.A. Angels

    9:07 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Saints at Salina

    3 pm on 1220-AM

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    6:30 pm

  • Twins at L.A. Angels

    9:07 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Saints at Salina

    12 pm on 105.1-FM

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    12:45 pm

  • Minnesota United FC at Sporting K.C.

    4 pm on ESPN, 1500-AM

  • Lynx at Seattle

    8 pm on 106.1-FM

  • Twins at L.A. Angels

    9:07 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Saints at Salina

    12 pm on 1220-AM

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    12:45 pm

  • Twins at L.A. Angels

    2:37 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

Today's Scoreboard

  • Oakland

    NY Yankees

     

    - F

    5

    9

  • Texas

    Toronto

     

    - F

    3

    1

  • Kansas City

    Cleveland

     

    - F

    1

    10

  • LA Angels

    Miami

     

    - F

    2

    9

  • Seattle

    Boston

     

    - F

    5

    0

  • Cincinnati

    Philadelphia

     

    - F

    8

    4

  • San Diego

    Washington

     

    - F

    5

    3

  • Detroit

    Chicago White Sox

     

    - F

    3

    7

  • Baltimore

    Houston

     

    - F

    4

    8

  • Arizona

    Milwaukee

     

    - F

    5

    9

  • Tampa Bay

    Minnesota

     

    - F

    8

    6

  • St. Louis

    Colorado

     

    - F

    4

    8

  • Atlanta

    San Francisco

     

    - F

    1

    7

  • Chicago Cubs

    LA Dodgers

     

    - F

    4

    9

  • NY Mets

    Pittsburgh

     

    - F

    7

    2

No NFL games today

No NBA games today

No NHL games today

  • New York City FC

    Atlanta

     

    - F

    1

    3

  • Houston

    FC Dallas

     

    - F

    0

    0