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Minnesota Football Recruiting: Three-star RB Marquese Williams commits to the Gophers

The Gophers have their pair. All that’s missing is a spare.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are well on their way to replenishing their running backs corp, earning a verbal commitment from Pennsylvania recruit Marquese Williams late Saturday night, giving head coach P.J Fleck and co. two sought-after running backs in this class.

Get to know Marquese Williams

Height: 5'8"
Weight: 175

Power 5 Scholarship Offers: Arizona State, Arkansas, Boston College, Duke, Iowa, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia

247 Sports Composite Rating: .8819

247 Sports Scouting Report

Has frame to play at 200 pounds as body matures. Patient runner with hip looseness. Tough to arm tackle. Has a feel for position. Comfortable between the tackles and can get outside. Does not dance. Good vision with cutback ability. Accelerates well. Impressive stop-start. Already shows speed to finish runs. Understands how to set up downfield blocks. Asset in the passing game. Continued strength development throughout body will raise his level. Produced at a high level (1,109 yards, 15 TDs, 6.6 ypc) for a strong program. Multi-year starter at high level Power 5 program.

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