Alex Reigelsperger, a four-star defensive end recruit from Wayne High School in Dayton, Ohio, announced Sunday night via Twitter that he has given a verbal commitment to the Gophers.

Reigelsperger, who had rescinded a verbal commitment to Kentucky last week, visited the Gophers on Saturday for the Michigan State game. The 6-3, 247-pound senior is the Gophers' first four-star recruit, as ranked by 247 Sports, for the Class of 2018. Minnesota now has 23 recruits for the Class of 2018.

Reigelsperger is rated the nation's 26th-best defensive end for the Class of 2018 by