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Minnesota Football Recruiting: In-state 2019 quarterback Cole Kramer commits to Gophers

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That didn’t take long.

P.J. Fleck holding an oar

Less than 24 hours after signing the best recruiting class in program history, head coach P.J. Fleck and his coaching staff have already started building their next recruiting class with a commitment from Eden Prairie quarterback Cole Kramer.

Minnesota is expected to take at least two quarterbacks in this recruiting class, so Kramer has laid claim to one of those two spots. Prior to committing to the Gophers, he had taken unofficial visits to Iowa and North Dakota State.

Kramer is also the cousin of current Gopher linebacker Carter Coughlin and the grandson of Tom Moe, who was a three-year letterman as a football player for Minnesota in the late 1950s. Kramer is teammates at Eden Prairie with Benjamin Sapp III, a three-star defensive back who signed with the Gophers yesterday.

Get to know Cole Kramer

Height: 6’1’’
Weight: 180

Power 5 Scholarship Offers: None

Not all of the recruiting sites have had a chance to evaluate Kramer, so he does not yet have a 247 Composite Rating, but 247 Sports considers him a three-star prospect and the 22nd-ranked dual-threat quarterback for his recruiting class. He is also the fourth-ranked prospect in the state of Minnesota — behind offensive linemen Quinn Carroll and Bryce Benhart and athlete Jason Williamson — according to 247.

Scouting Report from 247 Sports’ Allen Trieu ($):

Kramer is an efficient quarterback with excellent touch, accuracy, and feel for the game... His ball placement is excellent... He has the arm strength to get the ball down the field and throws with good pace underneath. He has the mobility to make some plays with his feet and can make throws on the run.

High School Career

This season, Kramer led the Eden Prairie Eagles to a 13-0 record and their 11th state championship with a 38-17 victory over Minnetonka in the Prep Bowl. As a second-year starter at quarterback, he threw for 1,191 passing yards and 19 touchdowns, to go along with 250 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.

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