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Rosemount wide receiver Mann says he'll play for Gophers



Jonathan Mann, three-star wide receiver from Rosemount who will be a junior this fall, announced Tuesday night via Twitter that he has committed to the Gophers football program. Mann becomes for first player for the Class of 2020 to give coach P.J. Fleck a verbal commitment.

The 6-3, 190-pound Mann is the third-ranked player in Minnesota for the Class of 2020, and the 58th-ranked wide receiver and the 283rd-ranked player nationally by He also had offers from Arkansas, Iowa and Iowa State.

Mann had a big game against Wayzata as a sophomore early last season, catching touchdown passes of 80 and 76 yards. He finished the season with 30 receptions for 662 yards (a 22.1-yard average) and seven TDs in eight games.

Gophers receive verbal commitment from three-star cornerback from Illinois

Tyler Nubin, a three-star cornerback from St. Charles (Ill.) North High School, announced via Twitter on Thursday that he has committed to the Gophers football program.

The 6-2, 183-pounder becomes the fifth player from the Class of 2019 to commit to the Gophers. Nubin, who had 26 tackles, 10 passes defended and two interceptions as a junior last season, has scholarship offers from six other Big Ten schools – Illinois, Michigan State, Michigan, Purdue, Iowa and Northwestern – along with Kentucky and Tennessee of the Southeastern Conference. He received an offer from the Gophers on Jan. 27 during Junior Day and took an unofficial visit this past weekend.

Nubin is rated the No. 38 cornerback nationally in the Class of 2019 in the composite rankings. The addition of Nubin has the Gophers at No. 28 nationally and seventh among Big Ten teams in the 247Sports composite rankings.

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