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?
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