The Minnesota Golden Gophers were the first Power 5 program to offer South Dakota quarterback Jacob Knuth a scholarship — Iowa and Kansas State were quick to follow — and that seems to have paid off, as the signal caller committed to play for P.J. Fleck and co. on Saturday night. Prior to his commitment, 247 Sports is reporting that Knuth was also receiving interest from Northwestern, Notre Dame, Nebraska, and Iowa State.
Get to know Jacob Knuth
Power 5 Scholarship Offers: Iowa and Kansas State
247 Sports Composite Rating: .8516
Knuth is a unique combination of size and speed for a quarterback. Not only does he have the arm to make throws to every part of the field, but he also clocked a 4.6 40 at a recent camp at the IMG Academy in Florida. He can stand in the pocket and make throws under pressure, but his mobility allows him to escape that pressure when necessary and he can even make accurate throws on the run. Knuth could be more polished in his technique as a passer and I’m not sure what the level of competition is in South Dakota, but there is a lot to like in terms of his physical abilities.