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Golden Nugz - 06.19.12

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Today is day 2 of the Norwood Teague era. Our new favorite AD spent the better part of yesterday doing interviews and meeting with donors. He is saying all the right things thus far but I'm really looking forward to his tenure. I will have more thoughts on Teague and his media rounds later today, but first there are a ton of good links to throw into the Nugz.

To lead things off, Jerry Kill finally has his second verbal commitment in the class of 2013! Alex Mayes is an OT from Van Alstyn, TX is your newest Golden Gopher. He is one of the top 100 players out of Texas and the three-star kid chose the Gophers over other BCS offers from Kansas, Colorado, Kansas St and UConn. His ESPN/Scouts Inc eval leads me to believe he is currently a good run blocker who will need some development as a pass protector.

This guy is a tough customer who displays a nasty finishing effort when run blocking. Mayes appears to be a developmental size prospect in need of a red shirt year before earning meaningful playing time.

This is one the potential commits discussed in my recruiting post a couple weeks ago. With our limited available scholarships this is one kid I am pleased we have secured. I would expect that we will not be landing another offensive tackle (maybe not another offensive lineman) with this class. This also puts us in the running for another Mayes, younger brother Connor is a highly recruited center in the class of 2014. Landing Alex certainly won't hurt out chances.