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Illinois LB Mariano Sori-Marin commits to Gophers

The Gophers added their 13th verbal commitment for the class of 2018 on Friday night, when Mariano Sori-Marin, a linebacker from New Lenox (Ill.) Providence Catholic, announced he was picking Minnesota.

The 6-3, 227-pound Sori-Marin had reported offers from Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Brown and Penn, among others. He is rated as a three-star recruit by 247Sports.

First-round pick Corey Davis reflects on P.J. Fleck's influence

Gophers coach P.J. Fleck was in Philadelphia for the NFL Draft, where he helped celebrate with former Western Michigan receiver Corey Davis, who was the fifth player taken in the first round. I interviewed Davis, who was taken by Tennessee, before the draft. Here's an excerpt:

Q: What impact did P.J. have on your career?

 “Coach Fleck was the only coach who believed in me, seeing as how I only had one [Division-I scholarship] offer coming out of high school. So he means a lot to me. He taught me a lot about this game, but more importantly, taught me a lot about being a man and how to handle life.”

Q. How about Matt Simon [Gophers WR coach who coached Davis at Western Michigan]?

“He’s a great person and a great coach as well. I know he comes from a very strong foundation. He talks about his father a lot and how he admired him, and I can see a lot of that in Coach Simon, just how he aspires to be like his father.”

Q. Chris Bell [a Gophers incoming recruit this summer] is a receiver who has drawn some comparisons to you, when you were recruited. What’s your take?

“I know a little bit about his game. I know he’s got great talent, and he’s got a chip on his shoulder, so I’m excited to see what he’s going to do.”

Q. Do you almost feel bad for all the receivers who’ll be called “The Next Corey Davis?”

“Not really. Coach Fleck does a good job of finding talent, and I’m sure they’ll find someone that’s better than me.”

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