The Gophers landed a coveted recruit from Minneapolis North on Sunday, when Tyler Johnson announced he'd be staying home and playing football at Minnesota.
Johnson plays quarterback for North and is a multi-talented athlete who could wind up playing safety in college. A consensus three-star recruit, he also had reported offers from Iowa, Wisconsin and Iowa State. The 6-2, 180-pound Johnson also is a standout basketball player.
Rivals.com ranks Johnson as the No. 2 recruit from Minnesota, behind Eden Prairie linebacker Carter Coughlin, who committed to the Gophers this spring.
The Gophers now have 18 commitments for the Class of 2016, including 10 from Minnesota. Other in-state recruits include: Jojo Garcia, Sam Schlueter, Phillip Howard, Drew Hmielewski, Kamal Martin, Thomas Barber, Matt Kegel and Conner Olson.
Johnson announced his commitment with a message on Twitter (@t_muhneyy10): "Thank you to all of the colleges that recruited me. But I'm excited to announce my commitment to the University of Minnesota to further my education and football career."