Dimonic Roden-McKinzy, a quarterback who redshirted for the Gophers last season, has enrolled at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College, a Hutchinson official confirmed for the Star Tribune today.
The news of Roden-McKinzy's transfer was first reported by Gopher247.com. There had been speculation that Roden-McKinzy would transfer after being passed on the depth chart last season by fellow freshman Jacques Perra, a walk-on from Roseville.
Jerry Kill's staff has a good relationship with Rion Rhoades' staff at Hutch, so it's possible the Gophers helped arrange this with the understanding that Roden-McKinzy could get playing time and possibly return to Minnesota. Classes at Hutchinson started on Monday, and Roden-McKinzy is currently listed as a provisional student.
Roden-McKinzy was a consensus three-star recruit coming out of Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kan. He ran the scout team offense leading up to the Citrus Bowl, mimicking Missouri's Maty Mauk. But Perra had already passed him on the depth chart, behind Mitch Leidner and Chris Streveler.