MJ Anderson reopened his recruiting Nov. 29, and it led him right back to where he was before: Minnesota.
Anderson, a three-star defensive end from Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis, announced Wednesday on a video posted on Twitter than he has re-committed to the Gophers.
The 6-3, 270-pound senior originally gave the Gophers a verbal commitment in August before exploring his options. He made his official visit to Minnesota over the weekend.
Anderson is the 59th-rated strongside defensive end by the 247Sports.com composite rankings of major national recruiting services. He helped Christian Brothers win the Missouri Class 6 state championship. He had scholarship offers from 16 Power 5 programs.
Anderson's commitment gives the Gophers 23 players in their recruiting Class of 2019, with the three-day early signing period opening next Wednesday.
• Gophers offensive lineman Quinn Oseland, a redshirt junior who played in two games this season, announced on Twitter and Instagram that he's transferring to San Jose State. In three seasons with the Gophers, the Springfield, Ill., native played in 13 games, including two starts in 2017.
8 NSIC players honored
Five NSIC players were named to the Associated Press Division II All-America first team. They are defensive lineman Chris Garrett and defensive back Marcus Haskins of Concordia (St. Paul); running back Gabe Watson and offensive lineman Trey Perkins of Sioux Falls, and defensive back Gunner Olszewski of Bemidji State.
Three more conference players made the All-America second team: offensive lineman Evan Heim and wide receiver Shane Zylstra of Minnesota State Mankato and placekicker Jonas Schenderlein of Concordia.
Skilled and smart
Augsburg offensive lineman Christopher Lemke and St. John's receiver Will Gillach were named to the Academic All-America Division III football first team.
Lemke, of Glencoe-Silver Lake High School, earned his second straight Academic All-America honor. He is a chemistry major with a 3.96 grade-point average,
Gillach, of Chisago Lakes High School, became the Johnnies 16th Academic All-American in the past 15 football seasons. He is a biochemistry major (pre-medicine emphasis) with a 3.78 GPA.
• Augsburg tied a single-game program record for three-pointers Tuesday, making 18 in a 99-67 victory over Minnesota Morris. Henry Mulligan was 5-for-8 on threes to lead the Auggies in that statistical category.
• Season tickets for the 2019 Gophers softball season have gone on sale; they are available by calling 612-624-8080. General admission prices are $75 for all 15 home games while chair backs are $120.
• Josh Moon was named the Northern State women's soccer coach. He was an assistant coach at Bemidji State in the same sport the past two seasons.
• Gustavus senior setter Nora Holtan, of Rochester, was named to the Academic All-America volleyball second team, announced by the College Sports Directors of America. She also was picked for the second team last season. She is an exercise physiology and psychological science double major with a 3.87 GPA.