(*Editor's note...What the heck does "Commitment to Eight" mean? It is our new recurring title for recruit commitments referencing a commitment to work towards the Gopher's Eighth National Championship.)
Just before Father’s Day, Lakeville North’s Nathan Boe earned himself a Gopher offer and he quickly accepted it. The local prospect is currently the second commit along the offensive line along with guard, Austin Beier. Let’s dig into Boe a little more to see how he’ll fit.
Ryan Burns of GopherIllustrated ($cout).
I attended a Gopher lineman camp on Saturday, earned a scholarship and instantly committed," Lakeville North lineman Nathan Boe said to GopherIllustrated. "I worked a lot with Minnesota offensive line coach Ed Warinner during camp, as he was the one coaching me, and I'm well-aware of his very impressive and extensive offensive linemen coaching career. He told me he was impressed with how coach-able I was.
In our view, Boe is a good, solid in-state take for the Gophers. He has great intangibles and is a kid who is going to work his way into the lineup and along the way, will add some of the strength and technique he needs to reach his ceiling. You have to like kids who get offers after the staff works with them at camp too because they get a chance to see, not only a kid's abilities and potential, but also how coachable they are.
Height: 6’ 4"
Weight: 250 lbs.
Big 4 Ratings:
Power 5 Offers - none
- Scout - no stars
- Rivals - 3 stars (5.5 rating)
- 247 - 3 stars (80 rating)
- ESPN - n/a
Junior year highlights:
In Two Words - if you have to remember just two things about this player...
Tommy Olson with longer arms, and probably lighter.
I loved in the film how when he got his hands on a defender, they were locked up for that play. He has quickness off the ball and plays with toughness on both sides of the ball. He’ll likely end up coming to the Gophers with the intent of playing center, which is a unique position to fill and I’ll take Ed Warinner’s assessment as the best course of action.
Impact on Other Prospects?
Recruitment along the OL has been a challenge in this cycle. The Gophers need to develop some depth here and really need a couple tackles in this class and another guard. This commitment will not slow down things with anybody else.