After starting his Commitment to Eight streak by flipping 6 Western Michigan recruits on Friday night, Coach Fleck continued his hot streak on Sunday with 3 more flips and a fresh commitment from a talented running back. Included in the three flips was Western Michigan’s best recruit, defensive lineman Tyrone Chambers.
The day started with two quick flips from DE Nate Umlor (who might project as a tight end at Minnesota) and OT Kyle Sassack:
Both are 3 star talents who were happy to follow Coach Fleck to Minnesota.
The night continued with Coach Fleck’s first uncommitted recruit pledging to be a Gopher. Maryland running back Mohamed Ibrahim is a powerful and talented runner who will fit right in at Minnesota:
The night finished with an expected (but very welcome) flip of WMU commit Tyrone Chambers to Minnesota. Chambers was generally regarded as Western’s best recruit, as the defensive lineman had recently received an offer from Ole Miss.
That’ll do Fleck, that’ll do. All in all, this was an excellent first weekend for Minnesota recruiting under Coach Fleck. He quickly identified who he wanted to pick up from his current recruiting class and those guys followed him to Minnesota without having even set foot on campus. He also identified several other committed recruits from schools like Mizzou and went after them with offers. And to close it out, he garnered his first pledge from a currently uncommitted recruit (something we’ll probably see a little more of before signing day).
Continuing to climb the rankings. As of this morning Minnesota has the 52nd ranked class in the 247 composite team rankings. That’s a jump of 4 spots from Saturday morning and a total improvement of 15 spots in 48 hours from where the Gophers were sitting when Fleck was hired. The Gophers remain the 12th ranked class in the Big Ten but are closing in on the 11th ranked Iowa Hawkeyes.