Chart: The Gophers' recruiting class

  • Updated: February 5, 2014 - 9:10 PM
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University of Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill talked about the recruits that have signed to play at Minnesota during press conference Wednesday Feb 5 , 2014 Minneapolis, MN. ] JERRY HOLT • jerry.holt@startribune.com

THE GOPHERS’ CLASS

A closer look at the Gophers’ incoming football recruiting class. The star ratings are from Rivals.com.

Player Stars Pos. High school/Junior college Ht. Wt. Comment

Jonathan Celestin 2 LB Jonesboro (Ga.) Mundy Mill 6-1 205 Gophers found this under-the-radar recruit while working on his high school teammate, Rodney Smith.

Gaelin Elmore 3 TE Somerset (Wis.) 6-6 246 Committed last June and held firm, despite offers from Wisconsin, Nebraska and Vanderbilt.

Isaiah Gentry 3 WR Cincinnati Moeller 6-4 185 Speedy receiver flipped his commitment from Kent State. Also had an offer from Rutgers.

Jerry Gibson 2 ATH Theodore (Ala.) 6-3 220 Visited South Carolina last weekend. Top athlete who could be a tight end, defensive end or linebacker.

Melvin Holland Jr. 3 WR Ashburn (Va.) Briar Woods 6-3 190 A converted linebacker who turned heads as a senior receiver. Had offers from Wisconsin and Rutgers.

Craig James 3 CB Edwardsville (Ill.) 5-11 175 Had strong interest from Indiana, but stayed on Gophers when it came down to it Wednesday.

Jeff Jones 4 RB Minneapolis Washburn 6-0 198 Co-MVP from Under Armour All-American Game announced his decision Wednesday to a standing ovation.

Julien Kafo 3 DE Montreal Vanier College 6-4 245 Had offers from Iowa and Nebraska, according to Rivals.com. Will be a 20-year-old freshman.

Conner Krizancic 3 WR Mentor (Ohio) 6-2 193 Flipped his commitment from Cincinnati. Played quarterback as a high school senior.

Brandon Lingen 3 TE Wayzata 6-5 245 Wasn’t heavily recruited after being injured as a junior but added 35 pounds and was a force as a senior.

Connor Mayes 3 C Van Alstyne (Texas) 6-5 309 Played in U.S. Army All-American Game. Brother of Gophers lineman Alex Mayes.

Gary Moore 2 DT Mobile (Ala.) Murphy 6-3 285 Flipped his commitment from Southern Mississippi. Big, strong kid who can run the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds.

Cody Poock 3 LB Iowa Western Community College 6-2 230 Picked the Gophers over Texas Christian. Has three years of eligibility remaining. Already enrolled.

Luke Rasmussen 2 OL Brookfield (Wis.) Central 6-7 270 Scored a 33 on his ACT exam, and had offers from Air Force, Harvard and Yale.

Steven Richardson 3 DT Chicago Mount Carmel 5-11 285 Defensive MVP of the Chicago Catholic League had 34 tackles for a loss, including 17 sacks.

Dimonic Roden-McKinzy 3 QB Kansas City (Kan.) Wyandotte 6-0 210 Dual-threat passer had offers from Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas. Already enrolled.

Rodney Smith 2 RB Jonesboro (Ga.) Mundy Mill 5-11 195 Tore an anterior cruciate ligament in his knee as a junior but bounced back to rush for 2,200 yards as a senior.

Andrew Stelter 3 DE Owatonna (Minn.) 6-4 250 Consensus three-star recruit had offers from Duke, Harvard, Yale, Iowa State and Northern Illinois.

Jared Weyler 2 OL Dayton (Ohio) Centerville 6-4 280 Flipped his commitment from Bowling Green. He will be an interior lineman for the Gophers.

Everett Williams 2 LB Mansfield (Texas) Legacy 6-2 220 Strong tackler with terrific grades. He had offers from Western Michigan and Northern Illinois.

JOE CHRISTENSEN

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Philadelphia - WP: C. Hamels 7 FINAL
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Tampa Bay - WP: G. Balfour 4
Minnesota - WP: P. Hughes 6 FINAL
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Colorado - WP: L. Hawkins 10
Washington - WP: G. Gonzalez 6 FINAL
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Texas - LP: C. Lewis 3 FINAL
Kansas City - WP: Y. Ventura 4
Green Bay 9/4/14 7:30 PM
Seattle
Buffalo 9/7/14 12:00 PM
Chicago
New Orleans 9/7/14 12:00 PM
Atlanta
Minnesota 9/7/14 12:00 PM
St. Louis
Cleveland 9/7/14 12:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Jacksonville 9/7/14 12:00 PM
Philadelphia
Oakland 9/7/14 12:00 PM
NY Jets
Cincinnati 9/7/14 12:00 PM
Baltimore
Washington 9/7/14 12:00 PM
Houston
Tennessee 9/7/14 12:00 PM
Kansas City
New England 9/7/14 12:00 PM
Miami
Carolina 9/7/14 3:25 PM
Tampa Bay
San Francisco 9/7/14 3:25 PM
Dallas
Indianapolis 9/7/14 7:30 PM
Denver
Utah State 7 FINAL
Tennessee 38
SMU 0 FINAL
(10) Baylor 45
Miami-Florida 13 FINAL
Louisville 31
Arizona 9/4/14 7:00 PM
TX-San Antonio
Pittsburgh 9/5/14 6:00 PM
Boston College
Washington St 9/5/14 9:30 PM
Nevada
SMU 9/6/14 11:00 AM
North Texas
Fla Atlantic 9/6/14 11:00 AM
(2) Alabama
Buffalo 9/6/14 11:00 AM
Army
(24) Missouri 9/6/14 11:00 AM
Toledo
Arkansas State 9/6/14 11:00 AM
Tennessee
(7) McNeese State 9/6/14 11:00 AM
(22) Nebraska
Central Mich 9/6/14 11:00 AM
Purdue
Akron 9/6/14 11:00 AM
Penn State
Western Ill 9/6/14 11:00 AM
(14) Wisconsin
(20) Kansas State 9/6/14 11:00 AM
Iowa State
(4) Oklahoma 9/6/14 11:00 AM
Tulsa
Western Ky 9/6/14 11:00 AM
Illinois
SC State 9/6/14 11:30 AM
(16) Clemson
Navy 9/6/14 12:00 PM
Temple
UAB 9/6/14 1:00 PM
Miss State
South Alabama 9/6/14 1:00 PM
Kent State
New Mexico St 9/6/14 1:00 PM
Georgia State
Colorado 9/6/14 2:00 PM
Massachusetts
Fresno State 9/6/14 2:00 PM
Utah
(2) Eastern Wash 9/6/14 2:00 PM
(25) Washington
(15) USC 9/6/14 2:30 PM
(11) Stanford
Ohio U 9/6/14 2:30 PM
Kentucky
Middle Tennessee 9/6/14 2:30 PM
Minnesota
Northern Ill 9/6/14 2:30 PM
Northwestern
Missouri State 9/6/14 2:30 PM
Oklahoma State
Ball State 9/6/14 2:30 PM
Iowa
Maryland 9/6/14 2:30 PM
So Florida
Eastern Mich 9/6/14 3:00 PM
Florida
Georgia Tech 9/6/14 3:00 PM
Tulane
(18) Ole Miss 9/6/14 3:30 PM
Vanderbilt
Old Dominion 9/6/14 5:00 PM
NC State
(8) Michigan State 9/6/14 5:30 PM
(3) Oregon
(19) Arizona State 9/6/14 6:00 PM
New Mexico
Louisiana Tech 9/6/14 6:00 PM
Louisiana
San Jose St 9/6/14 6:00 PM
(6) Auburn
East Carolina 9/6/14 6:00 PM
(9) So Carolina
Duke 9/6/14 6:00 PM
Troy
Idaho 9/6/14 6:00 PM
ULM
(15) Sam Houston St 9/6/14 6:30 PM
(13) LSU
Michigan 9/6/14 6:30 PM
(17) Notre Dame
Lamar 9/6/14 6:30 PM
(21) Texas A&M
Northwestern St 9/6/14 6:30 PM
(10) Baylor
BYU 9/6/14 6:30 PM
Texas
Citadel 9/6/14 6:30 PM
(1) Florida State
San Diego St 9/6/14 7:00 PM
(23) North Carolina
Virginia Tech 9/6/14 7:00 PM
(5) Ohio State
Memphis 9/6/14 9:00 PM
(7) UCLA
Colorado State 9/6/14 9:15 PM
Boise State
Air Force 9/6/14 9:15 PM
Wyoming
Oregon State 9/6/14 9:30 PM
Hawaii
Texas Tech 9/6/14 10:00 PM
Texas-El Paso
Brt Columbia 9/5/14 6:30 PM
Ottawa
Calgary 9/6/14 6:00 PM
Edmonton
Hamilton 9/7/14 12:00 PM
Montreal
Saskatchewan 9/7/14 3:00 PM
Winnipeg
Indiana 84 FINAL
Chicago 86
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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2014 season     
Aug 28 - vs. E. Illinois 6 pmX42-20
Sep 6 - vs. M. Tennessee St. 2:30 pm
Sep 13 - at TCU 3 pm
Sep 20 - vs. San Jose St. TBA
Sep 27 - at Michigan TBA
Oct 11 - vs. Northwestern TBA
Oct 18 - vs. Purdue 11 am
Oct 25 - at Illinois 11 am
Nov 8 - vs. Iowa TBA
Nov 15 - vs. Ohio State TBA
Nov 22 - at Nebraska TBA
Nov 29 - at Wisconsin TBA

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