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A look at five key junior college transfers for the Gophers:

Vincent Calhoun, right guard

Height, weight: 6-4, 330 pounds

Hometown: Roswell, Ga.

Previous stop: Southwest Miss. Community College

Notable: His father, Vincent, played football at Alabama.

Donnell Greene, tackle

Height, weight: 6-7, 345 pounds

Hometown: Marietta, Ga.

Previous stop: Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College

Notable: Has three years of eligibility remaining after redshirting at Coffeyville last season.

Merrick Jackson, defensive tackle

Height, weight: 6-2, 320 pounds

Hometown: East St. Louis, Ill.

Previous stop: Iowa Western Community College

Notable: A first-team All-America last year, he had 70 tackles and 7½ sacks.

Kobe McCrary, running back

Height, weight: 6-1, 235 pounds

Hometown: Chipley, Fla.

Previous stop: Butler (Kan.) Community College

Notable: He rushed for 1,190 yards and 22 TDs last season.

Garrison Wright, left tackle

Height, weight: 6-4, 320 pounds

Hometown: Beattie, Kan.

Previous stop: Butler (Kan.) Community College

Notable: In high school, played football, basketball — and tennis.