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
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.