The next Gophers class?

With national signing day coming Wednesday, here's a look at the players who have committed to the Gophers:

Player Stars* Pos. High school/J.C. Ht./Wt. Comment

Thomas Barber 3 LB Robbinsdale Armstrong 6-1 / 225 A three-year tackling machine in high school. His father, Marion Jr., and two brothers, Marion III and Dom, were Gophers.

Vincent Calhoun 3 OL SW Mississippi C.C. 6-4 / 330 Georgia native was an NJCAA second team All-America who drew heavy interest from Mississippi State.

Carter Coughlin 4 LB Eden Prairie 6-4 / 205 Rated as the nation's 51st-best recruit, and No. 4 linebacker by, he picked U over Ohio State, Oregon, others.

Tai'yon Devers 3 DE Georgia Prep Sports Acad. 6-4 / 225 Florida native has played football for only two years. Had no other reported offers.

Coney Durr 3 CB Geismar (La.) Dutchtown 5-11 / 185 Savvy, high-motor player who's viewed as a possible replacement for departing senior CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun.

Seth Green 3 QB Allen (Texas) 6-4 / 214 Rated as a four-star recruit by Scout and ESPN, and a three-star recruit by Rivals and 247Sports.

Drew Hmielewski 3 WR Marshall (Minn.) 6-3 / 190 Had no other reported FBS offers, but according to, he has a 40-inch vertical and runs the 40 in 4.48 seconds.

Phillip Howard 3 Ath. Robbinsdale Cooper 5-11 / 175 A QB at Cooper, he projects as a WR in college. Had reported offers from Wyoming and North Dakota State.

Merrick Jackson 3 DT Iowa Western C.C. 6-2 / 330 The East St. Louis, Ill., native was an NJCAA first team All-America who chose the Gophers over Iowa State.

Tyler Johnson 3 Ath. Minneapolis North 6-2 / 185 Johnson chose Minnesota over Iowa and Wisconsin. QB in high school but could play WR or safety in college.

Ko Kieft 3 Ath. Sioux Center (Iowa) 6-4 / 225 Flipped commitment from North Dakota State. Played QB and linebacker in high school but could play tight end in college.

Kamal Martin 3 Ath. Burnsville 6-3 / 230 Dual-threat QB who might move to linebacker or tight end. Originally committed to play QB at Eastern Michigan.

Kobe McCrary 3 RB Butler (Kan.) C.C. 6-1 / 230 The Florida native is a big power back who rushed for 1,190 yards and 22 touchdowns last fall as a sophomore.

Conner Olson 3 OL Monticello 6-5 / 285 Had offers from Harvard, Princeton and Yale. A smart, tough interior lineman who kept improving through high school.

Sam Schlueter 3 OL Mayer Lutheran 6-6 / 280 He picked the Gophers over Wisconsin and Michigan State. Ranked as the nation's 34th-best tackle by

Dredrick Snelson 3 WR Hollywood (Fla.) 6-0 / 198 Soft commit plans to pick Wednesday among Minnesota, Penn State, Central Florida, Maryland and Miami (Fla.)

Kiondre Thomas 3 CB Fort Smith (Ark.) 6-0 / 173 Some have called him the next Eric Murray. Long-limbed, skinny, ultracompetitive and has a high motor.

Antoine Winfield Jr. 3 CB The Woodlands (Texas) 5-10 / 180 Son of former Vikings CB Antoine Winfield, he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.27 seconds last June at an Ohio State camp.

Garrison Wright 3 OL Butler (Kan.) C.C. 6-5 / 313 The Kansas native helped lead Butler to 9-2 record and 2,087 rushing yards. Picked the Gophers over TCU.

*Stars, as ranked by the Composite Index, which is a compilation of the various recruiting services. JOE CHRISTENSEN