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Golden Nugz 07-01-09

The recruits are rolling in this week.  The Gophers have received a couple verbals in the last couple days.

Today the Gophers received a verbal from a kicker out of Colorado.  Kip Smith accepted our scholarship offer and plans to be a Gopher next fall.  According to Gopher Illustrated...

Smith is rated as one of the top ten kickers in the country by every reputable kicking service. Smith hit a career long field goal of 56 yards as a sophomore. During his junior season Smith had touchbacks on 47 of his 50 kick offs and one of the misses was an onside kick.

Zac Epping is another OT out of the state of Wisconsin to commit.  The Kenosha native is a three-star recruit and after attending camp last week he recevied an offer.  Epping has canceled his trip to a Badger camp since he has accepted our scholarship.  Epping becomes the third verbal commitment out of the Badger state.  Tom Parrish and Matt Eggen also plan to cross the border and play for the  Gophers.  Badger fans will tell you that it isn't a big deal as they did not have scholarship offers from the Badgers.  But these guys are likely to be three of the top 5 or 6 players to come out of Wisconsin this year so to get them to come to the dark side is significant.