The Minnesota Golden Gophers are within weeks of the Early Signing Period, and head coach P.J. Fleck and co. are still hard at work closing out the 2020 recruiting class, earning a verbal commitment from Florida wide receiver Douglas Emilien.
RTB 〽️ !!! #lemmedrivetheboat @Coach_Chance pic.twitter.com/pcJkUYxBEE— Douglas Emilien (@1k_doug) December 2, 2019
With less than a month until Signing Day, this is an interesting development, because the Gophers now have six wide receivers in this recruiting class: Emilien, Daniel Jackson, Jonathan Mann, Justin Bellido, Dylan McGill, and Dakota Thomas. I would very surprised if all six end up signing with Minnesota, but we’ll see what happens in the next two weeks.
Get to know Douglas Emilien
Power 5 Scholarship Offers: Boston College, Iowa State, Kentucky, LSU, Maryland, Miami, NC State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, Virginia, and West Virginia
247 Sports Composite Rating: .8728
He is a wide receiver recruit who has passed muster with Fleck and wide receivers coach Matt Simon. Based on their track record, what more do you need to know? He is fast, has great hands and can catch balls in traffic, and has even shown improvement in his run blocking.
Emilien recorded 36 receptions for 595 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior.