Joe Christensen covered Major League Baseball for 15 years, including three seasons at the Baltimore Sun and eight at the Star Tribune, before switching to the college football beat. He’s a Faribault, Minn., native who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1996. He covered Jim Wacker’s Gophers for the Minnesota Daily and also wrote about USC, UCLA and the Rose Bowl for the Riverside Press-Enterprise before getting this chance to cover football again.

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Report: Gophers flip defensive tackle recruit from Southern Miss

Posted by: Joe Christensen under Gopher recruiting Updated: February 3, 2014 - 4:34 PM

Gary Moore, a defensive tackle from Mobile (Ala.) Murphy High School, has committed to sign with the Gophers after flipping from Southern Mississippi, according to Minnesota.247sports.com.

Moore is the 18th commitment in this year's class for the Gophers, who have up to five more slots to fill heading into National Signing Day on Wednesday.

Moore is 6-4, 285 pounds, yet can run the 40-yard dash in 4.75 seconds. He also had an offer from Northern Illinois.

This story on AL.com notes that Moore has a connection to the Gophers, as Murphy High School also is the alma mater of junior wide receiver KJ Maye.

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