The recruits are rolling in this week. The Gophers have received a couple verbals in the last couple days.
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.
- Brew Crew Report has a few pictures of the captains in the new locker room for promo pictures. They are all impressed with their new home.
- I'll link to it again in case you don't scroll down. The Quad Blog has finally gotten around to ranking the Gophers this year but unfortunately we don't make the top 62 in the country. Our schedule is pretty tough and the record could be fairly ugly but I think we are one of the top 50 teams in the country at the very least.
- The MN Daily has a nice article on the generosity of President Bruinicks and Maturi.