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Strolling Through Twitterland: Minnesota Football National Signing Day Edition

The 2017 class is complete. What more can we learn via Twitter?

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Hope springs eternal. That saying runs through my mind every year on National Signing Day. I’ve been very open about the fact I don’t follow recruiting as closely as others do. But I absolutely love this day! I get such joy out of getting to officially see who we get to cheer for over the next 3-5 years. It’s so much fun to sit back and wonder which one of these guys will be an All-B1G player. Which of these players will come from nowhere and be a 3-4 years starter. But mostly, it’s just fun knowing these will be the players we get to root for no matter what their “star” rating is.

Without further ado, here is your 2017 class of Gopher football commits.

Jake Paulson, TE, Louisville, Kentucky

Nate Umlor, TE, Allendale, Michigan

Esezi Otomewo, DL, Indianapolis, Indiana

Kyle Sassack, OL, Pontiac, Michigan

Justus Harris, DB, Roswell, Georgia

Malcolm Robinson, DL, Massillon, Ohio

Mohamed Ibrahim, RB, Olney, Maryland

Neil McLaurin, QB, Laurel, Mississippi

Trenton Guthrie, LB, Northville, Michigan

John Michael Schmitz, OL, Flossmoor, Illinois

Chris Autman-Bell, WR, Kankakee, Illinois

Nathan Bursch, TE, Woodbury, Minnesota

Ken Handy-Holly, DB, Jackson, Alabama

Tanner Morgan, QB, Union, Kentucky

Grant Ryerse, Specialist, Woodbury, Minnesota

Austin Schirck, DL, Carroll, Iowa

Domink London, RB, Woodbury, Minnesota

Rey Estes, QB, East Saint Louis, Illinois

Blaise Andries, OL, Marshall, Minnesota

Harry Van Dyne, WR, Stillwell, Kansas

Adam Beck, DB, Richmond, Texas

Royal Silver, DL, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Noah Hickcox, DL, Rockford, Illinois

Boye Mafe, DE, Hopkins, Minnesota

Demetrius Douglas, WR, Portland, Oregon

Last but certainly not least, I love this staff!

So there you have it. Who are you most excited about? Who do you think sees the field right away as a true-freshman? Any predictions on who will one day be an All-B1G player?

Ski-U-Mah and Row the Boat



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