Head coach P.J. Fleck and co. are kicking off their biggest recruiting weekend of the year, with more than two dozen recruits on campus for their annual “Summer Splash” event. It’s only Friday evening and the commitments have already started rolling in, with Osseo tight end Sam Peters the first to deliver his pledge to the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
Get to know Sam Peters
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Even though he is an in-state recruit, Peters had to wait a bit before Fleck and co. officially extended a scholarship offer. But after seeing him perform at a satellite camp in Kansas City and then at the Gophers’ own summer camp, the coaching staff felt he had earned it. The first thing you notice about Peters is his athleticism. He can run routes and catch the ball, and has even looked the part of a receiver during camp drills. But make no mistake, Peters is also a physical blocker. He’ll need to add size and strength to compete at the college level, of course, but he is a well-rounded tight end prospect.