Cornerback Demetrius Douglas, the son of former Gophers receiver Omar Douglas, announced via Twitter on Saturday that he will play at Minnesota.

Douglas, who grew up in Wayzata but now lives in Portland, Ore., had made a verbal commitment to Oregon in July. The tweet announcing his change of heart featured two photos: one of himself with new Gophers coach P.J. Fleck, and one that superimposed the Gophers logo and “I’m Coming Home’’ above a photo of Douglas playing in a game. The 5-11, 173-pound Douglas plays for Jesuit High School in Portland, where his family moved three years ago.

A three-star recruit, Douglas had a slew of offers, including from Notre Dame, Boise State, Vanderbilt and Harvard. Scout.com ranks him as the 49th best cornerback in the class of 2017.

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• For the 95th time since 1926, the Gophers will wrestle Wisconsin at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Sports Pavilion in their Border Battle dual. Up to five of the 10 matches will pit ranked wrestlers against each other. Minnesota (3-2, 2-1 Big Ten) edged Wisconsin (3-1, 1-1) 17-16 last year in Madison.

• Minnesota Duluth inducted six former athletes on Saturday into the UMD Athletic Hall of Fame. The names and their sports: Tim Battaglia (baseball and football), Barry Fermanich (baseball, basketball), Lindsey Dietz (basketball), Junior Lessard (hockey), Dave Hicks (golf) and Angie (Macioce) Jones (softball). Hicks also was a U.S. Olympic ski jumper.

• The Gophers swimming and diving teams both won two dual meets in Denver. The men beat the host Pioneers 193-122 and Wyoming 219.5-95.5. The women beat Denver 179-136 and Wyoming 225-90. The men’s two freestyle relays both set pool records as did Daryl Turner in the 100-yard butterfly (47.51). The women set a pool record in the 400 freestyle relay. Setting an individual pool mark was Kierra Smith in the 200 breaststroke (2:13.22).

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