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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Add one more recruit, and the third Texan, to the Gophers' 2011 haul.
David Cobb, a running back and cornerback from Ellison High in Killeen, Texas, is the 23rd member of Jerry Kill's first class of recruits to Minnesota, the school announced Friday. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound Cobb gained more than 1,400 yards on the ground, with 17 touchdowns, as a senior, earning all-district honors. He also is a two-year starter on the Ellison basketball team, according to the Gophers.
Cobb joins defensive end Michael Amaefula of Arlington and wide receiver Quentin Gardener of Denton as Texans planning to enroll at Minnesota.
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