Gophers land three football commitments

  • Article by: JOE CHRISTENSEN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 15, 2013 - 12:54 AM

 

The Gophers football team had a big recruiting weekend, landing three commitments in a span of about 16 hours, including a safety from Alabama, a junior college linebacker from Iowa and an offensive lineman from Wisconsin.

Khari Blasingame, a safety from New Market, Ala., who also had an offer from Northwestern, committed on Friday night. Rivals.com rates Blasingame as a three-star recruit. He is 6-1, 203 pounds, runs the 40-yard dash in 4.56 seconds, has a GPA of 4.13 and scored a 28 on his ACT.

Blasingame tweeted the news (@KB_bucks1): “Proud to be a Minnesota Golden Gopher!”

The Gophers can’t comment on specific recruits, but assistant coach Jay Sawvel tweeted (@JaySawvel): “I am a very happy DB coach at the University of Minnesota right now!”

On Saturday, the Gophers added Cody Poock, a linebacker from Iowa Western Community College who chose Minnesota over TCU. He reportedly plans to enroll in January and will have four years to play three seasons, as he has yet to use a redshirt.

Poock confirmed the news with a tweet (@codyallenpoock): “Just committed to the University of Minnesota. Ski-U-Mah.”

The Gophers also received a commitment from Luke Rasmussen, a 6-7 offensive tackle from Brookfield, Wis. That news first was reported by 247Sports.com. Rasmussen is a two-star recruit who also had offers from Air Force, Harvard, Yale, Bowling Green and Ball State.

The Gophers now have 13 commitments for their 2014 class.

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