St. Thomas offensive lineman David Simmet was a first-team selection on the Associated Press Little All-America team.
The team, announced Thursday, honors players from Division II, III and NAIA.
Simmet is a 6-9, 350-pound tackle who went to Hill-Murray High School. He was one of four finalists for the Gagliardi Trophy as the nation’s top Division III player.
Joining Simmet on the first team were Eagan native Jameson Parsons, a wide receiver from St. Cloud State, and Minnesota State Mankato defensive lineman Joshua Gordon. Parsons averaged 115.6 receiving yards per game this season.
Another MSU Mankato player, offensive lineman Herschel Prater, made the third team.
Coup for Michigan
Kareem Walker, a Wayne (N.J.) DePaul Catholic four-star senior ranked the No. 1 running back by multiple recruiting services, committed to Michigan on Thursday at a news conference.
It was the second elite commitment in as many days for the Wolverines — they landed four-star linebacker Devin Bush Jr. out of Florida on Wednesday.
At 6-1, 210 pounds, Walker is a versatile back who was so talented that Ohio State locked him up with a commitment during the College Football Playoff title game last January. But by November he had changed his mind, opening the door for Michigan and others.
A&M loses another QB
Texas A&M quarterback Kyler Murray has left the team and has been granted his release to transfer.
The highly touted freshman is the second Texas A&M quarterback to transfer from the school in a week after Kyle Allen left last Thursday.
The move leaves the Aggies in a difficult predicament for the Music City Bowl against Louisville on Dec. 30. Texas A&M has just one scholarship quarterback on its roster in Jake Hubenak, a junior college transfer from Blinn College who played sparingly this season.