Welcome to Gopher Nation Allen Veazie


According to Gopher Illustrated, Allen Veazie is your newest verbal commitment.  The 5'11" corner from the Houston area has committed to play football for your Golden Gophers.  Gopher Illustrated has a great article on the commitment.

The kid has never stepped foot in Minnesota but committed because of the relationships built with the coaches, particularly coach Richard Hightower.

"A big reason why I chose Minnesota is my relationship with Coach Hightower. From the first time we talked I knew that he was going to be a great coach and that I was very comfortable with him as a person. It was all in the way he approached me, he was very straight forward and came at me with a very positive attitude. The first impression with him really sealed it for me, he was great and I respected him from the first time we talked."

We can talk all day long about the silliness of Tim Brewster and his actions, but the fact is he and his staff can recruit.  Veazie isn't a 5-star kid or the most sought after CB in Texas but to build a relationship and get him to commit to Minnesota without other teammates up here or ever stepping foot in this tundra is a testament to this staff's recruiting ability.

Veazie is a 5'11" corner who supposedly runs a 4.4 40 (note: 40 times are give or take .5 seconds as they are usually greatly exaggerated).  ESPN does not have an analysis on him and he has not received a star ranking by Rivals.  But he is a confident kid and if he truly has 4.4 (ish) speed I welcome him to Gopher Nation.

"I see myself as a physical type of corner who can play either bump and run man or in the zone. I feel like I have the speed to run with anyone, even if a play breaks down I can get back in and make a play. I don't ever give up and I work hard to get in and make every hit that I can. I might be undersized, but I love to get physical and hit people. Don't let my size fool you, I can cover anyone and I will hit anyone, I love to hit."

It has been a while since we've received a verbal so despite the fact that Veazie isn't what we would classify as high profile (cough...Seantrell Henderson...cough), it is fun to get another recruit from the football rich state of Texas.

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