The first recruiting class for new Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck is adding a third quarterback commitment.
East St. Louis (Ill.) High School’s Reyondous Estes, a 6-foot, 160-pound senior, was a former Missouri and Western Michigan recruit. He reneged on his commitment to Western Michigan last August when he joined the Missouri recruiting class while Fleck was coach of the Broncos.
But Fleck’s move to a Power 5 school made Estes decide to reopen his recruitment again and jump back on board with the coaching staff he initially committed to last February.
The three-star prospect also went on an unofficial visit to Illinois in December.
“I am bringing the recruiting process to an end,” Estes posted on his Twitter page Wednesday afternoon. “It’s been a long journey and I’m more than blessed to play on the next level. PROUD GOPHER.”
Fleck has 24 commitments in the Gophers’ 2017 class, including quarterbacks Tanner Morgan from Kentucky and Neil McLaurin from Mississippi.