After visiting this weekend, the Gophers received a commitment from former Michigan corner, Benjamin St-Juste.
The former 4-star recruit played as a true freshman at Michigan, mostly on special teams, and earned himself a letter. He then spent his sophomore year injured and was given a medical redshirt. Turns out that St-Juste also is graduating from Michigan this spring. This means that he will come to the Gophers as a graduate transfer who is immediately eligible and also has three years of eligibility. Very rare.
Officially transferring from the University of Michigan as a Graduate Student with 3 years of eligibility!— Benjamin St-Juste (@Benj_Juice) May 7, 2019
Thank you Umich✌ pic.twitter.com/zXYCJusPfL
So what do we know about St-Juste?
We know that he has very good height and speed. He comes in at 6’3”, which is great. Side note: GN loves tall corners, especially if they have decent speed.
With the JUCO corner who committed transferred after spring ball leaving, St-Juste will certainly add depth at a key position for the Gophers. Terell Smith, Chris Williamson, Coney Durr and Kiondre Thomas all are expected to see the bulk of playing time at corner and nickel. But depth is always needed and St-Juste figures to be in that mix for playing time, at least initially.
Getting a kid who can play right away and has time to develop in the program is significant. Welcome aboard.