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Golden Nugz for 05-27-09 - likes recruiting

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The guys at BHGP are correct in their gramatical assesment here, but Gopher fans love to hear that recruiting is going well and would love to see more talent upgrade.

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Grammar errors aside, if the self proclaimed proclamation is true then I really (REALLY) hope Iowa fans and other Big Ten schools have more to worry about then weather or knot Brewster ken spell good. 

Ed note: notice I said I "hope" they have something more to worry about, not that they DO.  0-55 should give Hawkeye fans some breathing room but reversing that score begins with recruiting.

Recruiting feels like it has been slow and there really doesn't seem to be a buzz around quite yet but I think Gopher fans have reason to be excited.  First of all we have yet to hit June and Brewster and staff already have two 4-star rated kids verbally committed for next year.  Jimmy Gjere is the 7th overall tackle in the nation (49th best player overall) and Lamonte Edwards is a 4-star kid out of Woodbury.  Both kids are local and will likely be the #2 and #3 ranked players out of the state. 

We have gotten spoiled in recruiting over the last few years.  Just a couple years ago if we would have two 4-star kids verbally committed in May Gopher fans would be thrilled.  Really just a few years ago if we had two 4-star kids in the finished and signed class we'd be thrilled, now it will feel like a down year.  The fact is we are already shaping up to have another ranked recruiting class and there IS reason to be excited.

  • The NHL version of the combine is this week.  Because we are the state of hockey (should that be capitalized?  I'll ask BHGP), there are a number of Minnesota kids who are going to be highly scrutinized.  I'm sure most of you can offer more color on these kids than I can but here are a few MN kids who will be looked at...

    Zach Budish - Edina HS center who would have been a lock for a super high draft pick had he not been injured playing football. 
    Seth Helgeson - Gopher commit from Faribault
    Ben Hanowski - Little Falls HS RW who holds the state goal record
    Jordan Schroeder - Gopher freshman who is a candidate for the Hobey Baker trophy next year if he sticks around.
  • A brief look at LSU's opponents in this weekend's regional (done by an LSU media outlet so they are excluded).
  • How about some good PR for Brewster.  At a recent fund raising event for Darrell Thompson's "Bolder Options" charity, Brewster donated $2,500 which is enough to sponser one child for a full year in the program.