A "preferred walk-on" is a player who typically has been guaranteed a spot on the team but is not offered a scholarship. Here are seven recruits who fit that category at the University of Minnesota.

 

Name Pos. High school Ht., Wt.

Blake Cashman S Eden Prairie 6-2, 200

Committed to the Gophers after reportedly making an official visit to North Dakota State.

 

Trey Hansen LS Cedar Falls (Iowa) 6-2, 205

Rated one of top long-snappers in the country. Also played QB in high school.

 

Jacob Herbers P Battle Creek (Mich.) Lakeview 6-2, 195

Averaged 40.9 yards per punt as a senior and connected on nine of 11 field goals.

 

Noah Kuehn OL Eagan 6-6, 295

Played left tackle, earned all-conference honors. Also played basketball and threw the discus.

 

Adam Mayer ATH Concord (Calif.) De La Salle 6-1, 205

Had 27 catches, 486 yards for 14-0 state champs. Injured as a junior. Father played for U, 1968-70.

 

Matt Morse ATH Apple Valley 6-1, 185

Played WR as a junior, QB as a senior. Passed for 700 yards and rushed for 550 last fall.

 

Joseph Mydra LB Hopkins 6-3, 205

Named All-Lake Conference as a senior. Team captain.

 

Joe Christensen