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Andre McDonald Commits to Minnesota Gophers

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This time he really means it. Per Marcus Fuller of the PP, Hopkins WR Andre McDonald has recommitted to play football for Jerry Kill and the Gophers next season. McDonald is the top rated player in the state, and his commitment gives the Gophers three of the top four players in Minnesota this year, including QB Philip Nelson of Mankato and OL Jonah Persig of Blue Earth. McDonald verbally committed to Minnesota last year but changed his mind last summer, flirting with Ohio State, then committing to Vanderbilt, then decommitting when he apparently realized he had committed to Vanderbilt. The Gophers reportedly beat out UCLA, Illinois, and still Vanderbilt. At 6'3 and already 200 pounds, Fuller talks about him drawing comparisons to former Cretin Derham Hall and Notre Dame standout Michael Floyd. That's some lofty expectations, but McDonald has a real chance to play right away as a freshman this fall. Assuming he sticks to his commitment this time, this is a great get for Coach Kill and his staff. Welcome Andre. We're very glad to have you.