MJ Anderson, a three-star defensive end from Missouri who verbally committed to the Gophers in August, said on Twitter that he has withdrawn his commitment and reopened his recruiting.

Anderson, a 6-3, 270-pound senior, helped Christian Brothers College High School of St. Louis win the Missouri Class 6 state title Saturday, posting two sacks and five tackles for loss in a 45-21 victory over Rockhurst. He is listed as the 18th-ranked recruit in Missouri and the No. 57 strong-side defensive end nationally by the 247Sports.com composite ratings of major recruiting services.

Anderson is the second defensive end from the 2019 recruiting class who verbally committed to the Gophers but won't end up with them. In October, the Gophers backed away from their recruitment of four-star recruit Jason Bargy, who in November was charged with domestic battery.

Randy Johnson

Bockin is All-America

Gophers forward April Bockin was named a third-team women's soccer All-America, the first Gophers player ever to be selected as an All-America by the United Soccer Coaches organization.

Bockin, a senior from Eden Prairie and the Big Ten Forward of the Year, had 13 goals and seven assists this season, including five game-winning goals.


• The second-ranked Gophers women's hockey team is in New Haven, Conn., this weekend for two games with Yale. The Gophers (13-2-1), winners of six in a row, are 5-0 all-time against the Bulldogs (2-8).

• Concordia (St. Paul) said it will sponsor a varsity eSports team beginning in 2019-20. Concordia will be the first Minnesota college to have a varsity eSports team.