The Gophers landed a commitment Wednesday night from Merrick Jackson, a defensive tackle from Iowa Western Community College.

The 6-2, 305-pound Jackson is a consensus three-star recruit who said on Twitter that he had narrowed his decision down to Minnesota and Iowa State. He also had reported offers from Indiana, Illinois and Iowa.

Iowa Western is the same junior college that produced Gophers linebacker Cody Poock and safety Ace Rogers.

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