2+ Days, 8 New Commits for Gopher Football… so far.

Photo: Brace Hemmelgarn

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Well, it all started on Friday afternoon when a German visitor… turned into a future resident:

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But, that was only the beginning. Over the next 52 hours, PJ Fleck would get 7 more (8 total) future rowers, all set to take sail in the year 2020. It’s been a pretty incredible run; one that has pushed the Gophers 2020 class recruiting ranking into the top-25, nationally. A flurry of commitments this weekend wasn’t a surprise to anyone who is paying attention, since we knew Fleck and Co. was hosting a bunch of official visitors. I’m not sure anyone expected eight of them though. I sure didn’t. Our instagram graphics haven’t been able to keep up…

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It looks like another class that will have numbers into the 20’s. This is the new age of college recruiting. With it becoming easier and easier for players to transfer and the NCAA seemingly adding more loopholes for immediate eligibility every year (which I’m all for), it makes sense to keep your numbers high (can only have 85 scholarship players on roster). You can’t count on all of these 16-21 year old kids to keep their minds straight, grades up, and remain out of trouble. We’ve seen Fleck’s quick hand of dismissal when any of these problems arise.

Not Done Yet

If you love this shit as much as I do then keep those PJ Fleck bat signal notifications on today. So far, all 8 commitments have been 3-star recruits. I will once again mention that the offer list of each recruit is often more important than their class ranking, but the rankings at 247Sports.com have a history of accuracy so they are always worth noting. All that beings said, I like the class so far. Fleck has now built a great base for 2020. However, we have a visitor on campus today that would put himself at the top of this top-25 class immediately, if he left campus with a handshake and an oar… moving that needle for everybody watching, whether they like rankings, offer lists, or grocery lists.

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Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan

Last Note: If our future QB great likes one more of my tweets or continues recruiting with his own tweets like this one below…. he might find adoption papers in his mailbox soon, so I can get him on campus and hanging out with PJ Fleck faster. And, maybe I’ll take him out ROWING on weekends!!

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