Head coach P.J. Fleck has reeled in an impressive defensive back with a commitment from cornerback Tyler Nubin to play for the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
#Minnesota gets a commitment from CB Tyler Nubin, a big, physical cover guy who impressed at every event he attended this off-season. (VIP) https://t.co/dqz9eUlc2d— Allen Trieu (@AllenTrieu) April 12, 2018
Nubin is the #Gophers second highest rated defensive commitment since 2010. @Coach_Addae adding some legit skill to his secondary. https://t.co/RdxM5Ngkip— Kyle Goblirsch (@GobieMN) April 12, 2018
According to 247 Sports, Nubin the 37th-ranked cornerback recruit nationally in this recruiting class and the fifth-ranked prospect from the state of Illinois. He visited Michigan and Michigan State before returning to Minneapolis in early April for his second visit to campus.
Get to know Tyler Nubin
Power 5 Scholarship Offers: Illinois, Iowa, Iowa State, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Purdue, and Tennessee
247 Sports Composite Rating: .8839
Two words: Size and length. Nubin has both of them, and that is part of what makes him an elite prospect at the cornerback position. He has been starting for St. Charles North (Ill.) since his sophomore season, during which he racked up interceptions before opposing teams learned to stop throwing the ball in his direction. Nubin has played on both sides of the ball in high school and will continue to do so as a season, but his focus on defense has led to improved tackling and his ability to shed blocks and set the edge.
Nubin has been lauded by multiple people for his character, which should come as no surprise since Fleck has made that a point of emphasis in his culture.