Gophers wide receiver Jamel Harbison indicated on Twitter on Wednesday night that he is transferring to Mars Hill University, a Division II school in North Carolina.
Harbison, a Charlotte, N.C., native, seemed to have a promising career for the Gophers heading into the 2012 season, when he won a starting job as a true freshman during preseason camp. But he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the first quarter of the season opener at UNLV.
Harbison showed more flashes of potential last spring but had a minimal role this past season and missed time because of a disciplinary reason.
In two seasons, he did not catch a pass and had two rushing attempts for a combined zero yards.
On his Twitter account (@jamel_duce), Harbison wrote he would “miss all my homeboys and the relationships that I’ve built on and off the field,” adding, “good luck to the gophers next year.”
• Gophers women’s hockey forward Dani Cameranesi was named the WCHA women’s rookie of the week. She had two goals and an assist as the Gophers won and tied (losing in a shootout) with Ohio State last weekend.
• Former pro soccer player Donny Mark was named head coach of the Minnesota United Reserves, a first-year team in the National Premier Soccer League affiliated with Minnesota United FC. Mark has coached at Minnetonka High School, St. Olaf College and in China, where he founded a youth club team.