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Minnesota Football Recruiting: 3 star DE Mayan Ahanotu commits to Gophers!

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Coach Fleck & Co. beat out 18 Power 5 schools to land their latest recruit.

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Sometimes the ‘crooting world brings you a commit from a super athletic RB with very little defensive tape who has the potential to be a good linebacker. Other times you just beat out a ton of Power 5 schools for the commitment of a defensive end from Florida. This weekend’s commitment from Mayan Ahanotu was an example of the latter.

Get to know Mayan Ahanotu

  • Height: 6’3”
  • Weight: 246 lbs
  • Other P5 Offers: Arizona, Boston College, California, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Maryland, Michigan State, Mississippi State...(/takes deep breath)...NC State, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Rutgers, Vanderbuilt, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest (plus 14 other non P5 schools)

Mayan is from Tampa, FL and is currently a 3-star recruit rated at .8348 in the 247 composite rankings.

If you’re a person who likes P5 commit lists because it reaffirms that the Minnesota staff isn’t the only one seeing something they like, then this is a commit that should make you happy. GN will have a more detailed breakdown in an upcoming C2Eight post.