Minnesota Gophers Football Boasts Solid 2014 Recruiting Class

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NCAA Football: Air Force v Minnesota

Looking to build on a surprisingly successful 2013 campaign, the Minnesota Gophers football team and Head Coach Jerry Kill have secured a recruiting class loaded with talent for the upcoming season.

Many in the national-media spotlight feel this is arguably Coach Kill’s best recruiting class during his four seasons at Minnesota. Headlining the 2014 class is Minneapolis-Washburn running back Jeff Jones. The local high school star stood by his verbal commitment to the team, announcing his decision on Wednesday to join the Gophers over neighbor Iowa State. Rivals.com has Jones ranked the seventh-best running back in the nation — he also played in the All-America game, an all-star game for the best high school football players in the nation.

Jeff Jones - Commits to the Minnesota Gophers - Jerry Kill - 2014 Recruting Class

Other top recruits coming to the Gophers this season include Brandon Lingen of Wayzata, one of the most highly-skilled tight ends in the class. The Gophers also landed wide receivers Isaiah Gentry and Conner Krizancic of Ohio and Melvin Holland from Virginia.

Wednesday was national signing day for college-football recruits. According to Rivals.com, the Gophers have the 53rd best recruiting class in the nation. This ranking places them ahead of Big-10 teams such as Iowa, Northwestern and Illinois. Leading the way among the conference’s recruiting classes, and not surprisingly, is Ohio State.

For a detailed profile of each Gopher football recruit in 2014, click here.

 

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Joseph Friedrichs

Joseph Friedrichs is a graduate from the University of Montana School of Journalism. His writing has appeared in The New York Times and dozens of other newspapers throughout Oregon, Colorado and Minnesota. In 2005, Friedrichs was awarded the Robert F. Kennedy award for excellence in journalism. He is also the author of three books, including “It’s Good to Fish Alone,” published in May 2013. He lives in Minneapolis.

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