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Gophers punter plans to transfer; Winfield's brother leaves program

Gophers punter Tom Foley announced Tuesday on Twitter his intent to transfer.

The redshirt freshman, who was a walk-on, had not yet played in a game for the Gophers. The Illinois native is 6-5, 185 pounds. He had competition from incoming freshman punter Mark Crawford to follow graduated starter Jacob Herbers.

Also, another departure from the Gophers that happened in the offseason was Austin Winfield, Antoine Winfield Jr.'s younger brother. The defensive back redshirted his freshman year this past season and had not year played a game. He was a 5-7, 180-pound walk-on.

Texas receiver Brady Boyd commits to the Gophers' 2021 class

Texas receiver Brady Boyd committed to the Gophers on Friday night, announcing his decision on Twitter.

The 6-1, 175-pound Southlake Carroll product is a three-star recruit, per He had other offers from programs such as Texas Tech and Oklahoma State.

While the Gophers staff is not allowed to travel to visit recruits or allow them on campus during the coronavirus pandemic, the coaches have been recruiting from afar with video chats and virtual video tours of the facilities. Boyd is the first commitment since this recruiting moratorium. He is the sixth member of the 2021 class so far.

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