"Gophers officials watched and instructed Fodness during a couple of kicking camps and also viewed videos of Fodness in action.
Those officials were impressed with what they saw and in late April Fodness received a phone call from Gopher coach Jerry Kill.
"Coach Kill called to say that he wanted me to come to Minnesota," Fodness said. "I’m very excited to kick for the Gophers but it’s a bittersweet moment because I am ending my soccer career.
"But I also am going to kick for a great program.""