Gophers Class of 2019
Through Wednesday’s first day of college football’s early signing period, the Gophers signed 23 players to its recruiting Class of 2019.
Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Stars
Rashad Cheney Jr. DT 6-2 280 ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
From Cedar Grove High School (Ellenwood, Ga.): Nation’s 26th-ranked DT recruit first gave verbal commitments to Georgia and Alabama before choosing the Gophers.
Tyler Nubin CB 6-2 190 ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
From St. Charles (Ill.) North: Led his prep team to state championship game. Big Ten offers included Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern and Purdue.
Keonte Schad DT 6-3 275 ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
From Ellsworth C.C. (Iowa Falls, Iowa): The Madison, Wis., native is the nation’s No. 2-ranked JUCO DT recruit. Had 19.5 tackles for loss the past two seasons. Also received offers from Oklahoma, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.
Jacob Clark QB 6-5 215 ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
From Rockwall, Texas: Ranked as the 19th-best pro-style QB in this class, Clark passed for 3,295 yards and 31 touchdowns and rushed for 10 TDs. Passed for 428 yards against reigning Texas big-school state champion Allen in a playoff loss. Cal, Purdue, Iowa and TCU were among 16 schools making offers.
Nnamdi Adim-Madumere WR 6-4 230 ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
From Fort Worth (Texas) Southwest: Big, physical receiver caught 17 passes for 480 yards and seven TDs in six games as a senior. Had offers from Alabama and Texas A&M, among 15 other schools.
JJ Guedet OT 6-7 305 ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
From Washington (Ill.) Community: Ranked 49th among offensive tackles nationally, Guedet has a big frame with room to fill out. Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska and Oklahoma were among 18 schools that extended offers.
James Gordon IV OLB 6-1 220 ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
From Plant City, Fla.: The 57th-ranked OLB received late November offers from Miami (Fla.) and Florida State. Had 126 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, eight sacks and five interceptions (three returned for TDs) this season.
Donald Willis OLB 6-2 210 ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
From Garfield Heights, Ohio: Had 112 tackles, 29 tackles for loss and eight sacks this season. Also returned two fumbles and one interception for TDs. Ranked 58th at his position.
D’Vion Harris DE 6-2 220 ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
From St. Louis (Mo.) Lutheran North: Had 125 tackles, 29 tackles for loss and eight sacks this season. Michigan, Illinois, Florida and Kentucky were among 16 programs extending offers.
MJ Anderson. DE 6-3 265 ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
From St. Louis Christian Brothers College H.S.: The 59th-ranked strong-side DE had 62 tackles, 21 tackles for loss and 11 sacks this season. Offers included Notre Dame, Michigan State and Virginia. Decommitted from Gophers on Nov. 29 before recommitting Dec. 12.
Jason Williamson ATH 6-2 210 ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
From Owatonna: Minnesota’s Mr. Football and two-time Gatorade Minnesota Player of the Year led the Huskies to back-to-back Class 5A titles. As a running back, he rushed for 3,012 yards and 46 TDs, including 1,602 yards and 25 TDs in the playoffs. His position with the Gophers is to be determined.
Trey Potts APB 5-10 190 ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
From Williamsport (Pa.) Area: An all-purpose back, ranked 13th nationally, Potts was limited because of injury the past two seasons but still had 3,490 rushing yards and 59 TDs in 31 career games for the Millionaires.
DeAngelo Carter DT 6-2 305 ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
From Lee County (Leesburg, Ga.): Earned MVP honors in state championship game after posting four sacks and a forced fumble. Offers included Georgia Tech, Kentucky and Indiana.
Mike Brown-Stephens WR 5-10 180 ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
From Springfield, Ohio: Played receiver, defensive back and kick returner. Rushed for 268 yards and two TDs and caught 20 passes for 267 yards and two TDs in a run-heavy offense.
Solomon Brown CB 5-11 185 ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
From Largo, Fla.: Had 92 tackles, four forced fumbles, one interception and six pass breakups as a senior. Iowa, Indiana and Rutgers of the Big Ten extended offers.
Logan Richter DL 6-4 320 ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
From Perham, Minn.: Originally committed for the Class of 2018 as a defensive tackle, Richter instead “grayshirted,’’ meaning he will delay his enrollment until January. There’s a chance he moves to the offensive line.
Cam Wiley ATH 6-2 195 ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
From Las Vegas (Nev.) Desert Pines: Wiley is the No. 92-ranked athlete nationally and played running back in high school. Rushed for 550 yards and seven TDs as a senior. Offers included Arizona, Duke and TCU.
Cole Kramer QB 6-1 190 ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
From Eden Prairie: The latest in the Eden Prairie pipeline to the Gophers, Kramer is the No. 5 recruit in Minnesota. Passed for 3,000 yards and 34 TDs in a run-heavy offense the past two seasons. Helped lead the Eagles to three consecutive Prep Bowl berths.
Kelvin Clemmons CB 6-1 195 ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
From Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College: Signing-day addition by the Gophers who appeared headed to Kentucky. Ranked No. 11 nationally among junior college cornerbacks.
Peter Udoibok WR 6-4 205 ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
From Cretin-Derham Hall: Caught 41 passes for 687 yards and eight TDs this season, then was named MVP of the Minnesota all-star game. Udoibok is a “maroon shirt’’ and will be a walk-on for a year.
Tyler Cooper OG 6-5 315 ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
From St. Croix Falls, Wis.: Cooper, who played both guard and tackle in high school, is another maroon shirt. He is the 10th-ranked recruit in Wisconsin.
Michael Lantz K 5-11 160 ⋆ ⋆ ⋆
From Starrs Mill (Fayetteville, Ga.): Made 13 of 18 field-goal attempts, including a long of 50 yards, as a senior. Ranked the 10th-best kicker nationally by Kohl’s Kicking Camps.
Brady Weeks LS 6-0 235 ⋆ ⋆
From Fort Zumwalt West (O’Fallon, Mo.): Weeks is ranked the No. 1 long snapper nationally by Kohl’s Kicking Camps. Also received interest from Virginia.
Notes: Star ratings are from the 247Sports.com composite of major national recruiting services and are listed in order of ranking. Sources: Star Tribune reporting, 247Sports.com.