The Gophers football team has 23 players in its recruiting Class of 2019 who are expected to sign letters of intent on Wednesday, the start of the three-day early signing period.
Rashad Cheney, DT, 6-2, 275 pounds, ⋆⋆⋆⋆
From Cedar Grove High School (Ellenwood, Ga.): Nation’s 26th-ranked DT recruit first gave verbal commitments to Georgia and Alabama before choosing the Gophers.
Kristian Williams, DT, 6-3, 297, ⋆⋆⋆⋆
From Memphis Southwind: Committed on Friday and is ranked 27th nationally among defensive tackles. Also had offers from Indiana, Tennessee, LSU and Memphis, among others.
Tyler Nubin, CB, 6-3, 190, ⋆⋆⋆
From St. Charles (Ill.) North: Led his prep team to state championship game. Big Ten offers included Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern and Purdue.
Keonte Schad, DT, 6-3, 275, ⋆⋆⋆
From Ellsworth C.C. (Iowa Falls, Iowa): The Madison, Wis., native is the nation’s No. 3-ranked JUCO DT recruit. He received offers from Oklahoma, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.
Jacob Clark, QB, 6-5, 210, ⋆⋆⋆
From Rockwall, Texas: Ranked as the 19th-best pro-style QB in this class, Clark passed for 3,287 yards and 31 TDs and rushed for 10 TDs. Passed for 428 yards against reigning Texas big-school state champion Allen in a playoff loss. Cal, Purdue, Iowa and TCU were among 16 schools making offers.
Nnamdi Adim-Madumere, WR, 6-3, 226, ⋆⋆⋆
From Fort Worth (Texas) Southwest: Big, physical receiver committed to Gophers in June during unofficial visit, after receiving offers from Alabama and Texas A&M, among 15 other schools.
JJ Guedet, OT, 6-7, 305, ⋆⋆⋆
From Washington (Ill.) Community: Ranked 49th among offensive tackles nationally, Guedet has a big frame with room to fill out. Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska and Oklahoma were among 18 schools that extended offers.
James Gordon IV, OLB, 6-1, 214, ⋆⋆⋆
From Plant City, Fla.: The 57th-ranked OLB received late November offers from Miami (Fla.) and Florida State. Had 126 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, eight sacks and five interceptions (three returned for TDs) this season.
Donald Willis OLB, 6-1½, 202, ⋆⋆⋆
From Garfield Heights, Ohio: Had 112 tackles, 29 tackles for loss and eight sacks this season. Also returned two fumbles and one interception for TDs. Ranked 58th at his position.
D’Vion Harris, DE, 6-3, 230, ⋆⋆⋆
From St. Louis Lutheran North: Had 125 tackles, 29 tackles for loss and eight sacks this season. Michigan, Illinois, Florida and Kentucky were among 16 programs extending offers.
MJ Anderson, DE, 6-3, 270, ⋆⋆⋆
From St. Louis Christian Brothers College H.S.: The 59th-ranked strong-side DE had an impressive list of offers that included Notre Dame, Michigan State and Virginia. Decommitted from Gophers on Nov. 29 before recommitting on Dec. 12.
Jason Williamson, ATH, 6-2, 210, ⋆⋆⋆
From Owatonna: Minnesota’s Mr. Football and two-time Gatorade Minnesota Player of the Year led the Huskies to back-to-back Class 5A state titles. As a running back, he rushed for 3,012 yards and 46 TDs. His position with the Gophers is to be determined.
Treyson Potts, APB, 5-10, 182, ⋆⋆⋆
From Williamsport (Pa.) Area: The all-purpose back, ranked 13th nationally, accounted for 20 TDs for the Millionaires this season after missing 2017 because of a knee injury. He rushed for more than 2,000 yards and 34 TDs as a sophomore.
DeAngelo Carter, DT, 6-1, 300, ⋆⋆⋆
From Lee County (Leesburg, Ga.): Another big body to help bolster the defensive line. Offers included Georgia Tech, Kentucky and Indiana.
Mike Brown-Stephens, WR, 5-11, 178, ⋆⋆⋆
From Springfield, Ohio: Played receiver, defensive back and kick returner. Rushed for 268 yards and two TDs and caught 20 passes for 267 yards and two TDs in a run-heavy offense.
Solomon Brown, CB, 5-11, 170, ⋆⋆⋆
From Largo, Fla.: Made 92 tackles, averaging 8.4 per game as a senior. Iowa, Indiana and Rutgers of the Big Ten extended offers.
Logan Richter, OG, 6-4, 291, ⋆⋆⋆
From Perham, Minn.: Originally committed for the Class of 2018 as a defensive tackle, Richter instead “grayshirted,’’ meaning he will delay his enrollment until January. He’s likely to move to the offensive line, per GopherIllustrated.
Cameron Wiley, ATH, 6-2, 195, ⋆⋆⋆
From Las Vegas Desert Pines: Wiley is the No. 91-ranked athlete nationally and played running back in high school. Offers included Arizona, Duke and TCU.
Cole Kramer, QB, 6-1, 188, ⋆⋆⋆
From Eden Prairie: The latest in the EP pipeline to the Gophers, Kramer is the No. 5 recruit in Minnesota and the No. 27 dual-threat QB nationally. Helped lead the Eagles to three consecutive Prep Bowl berths.
Peter Udoibok, WR, 6-4, 205, ⋆⋆⋆
From Cretin-Derham Hall: Caught 41 passes for 688 yards and eight TDs this season, then was MVP of the Minnesota all-star game. Udoibok is projected to start out as a preferred walk-on.
Tyler Cooper, OT, 6-4, 310, ⋆⋆⋆
From St. Croix Falls, Wis.: Cooper, who played both guard and tackle in high school, is projected to start out as a preferred walk-on. He is the 10th-ranked recruit in Wisconsin.
Michael Lantz, K, 6-0, 178, ⋆⋆⋆
From Starrs Mill (Fayetteville, Ga.): Made 13 of 18 field-goal attempts, including a long of 50 yards, as a senior. Ranked the 10th-best kicker nationally by Kohl’s Kicking Camps.
Brady Weeks, LS, 6-1, 225, ⋆⋆
From Fort Zumwalt West (O’Fallon, Mo.): Weeks is ranked the No. 1 long snapper nationally by Kohl’s Kicking Camps. Also received interest from Virginia.
Notes: Star ratings are from the 247Sports.com composite of major national recruiting services and are listed in order of ranking. Sources: Star Tribune reporting, 247Sports.com.