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Minnesota Football Recruiting: Bryce Witham signs with the Golden Gophers

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Bryce is officially a Golden Gopher!

Vitals:

Name: Bryce Witham
Position: Tight End
Hometown/School: Grand Rapids (MI), West Catholic High School
Profile: 247Sports Profile // Scroll of the Sworn!
Rating: - 0.8220 Composite Score

How he fits:

Bryce can line up in the backfield, on the line or flexed out as a wideout, and his straight line release will cause issues for opposing linebackers and safeties.  Witham is quicker and more fluid in the open field -- both of which may allow him to be a better route runner in college. Make no mistake: the staff is bringing Bryce in for his receiving and athletic ability versus his skills as a blocker. Witham looks more like a running back in the open field than a tight end, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Chances to play in 2015:

Hopefully not.  With a healthy Duke Anyanwu as the featured catching tight end and a lot of blocking TEs, Witham will hopefully be able to redshirt, get stronger and be ready to make a run at a starting spot in 2016.