Fleck Gets Commitment From One of the Fastest Recruits in Texas

Photo: Rivals


Recruiting never sleeps when you’re PJ Fleck. A reality-hijacking virus will not stop this man from bringing the most elite of talent to Minnesota. While much of college football was wondering how to continue recruiting activities during this time of crisis, PJ just reached into his shed and grabbed a different oar… a virtual one.

On-campus visits, became virtual visits and handshakes goodbyes, became awkward facetime hang-ups. The progression of this Gopher Football team, however, continued to trend up.

Tonight, the Gophers got a commitment from Texas Wide Receiver, Brady Boyd. He’s one of the fastest high school football players in the Lone Star state, which is saying something for the talent it kicks out.

More on that in a moment… Here’s Brady’s 247Sports.com recruiting profile:



So, Brady isn’t the highest-rated prospect Fleck has ever brought in, but pay closer attention to his 247Sports ranking, than you do the “composite”. Both have their purpose, but the composite combines all of ESPN, 247Sports and Rivals, into one net-ranking. 247Sports is BY FAR the best system out of those three AND has the best (and most consistent) coverage nationwide.

Don’t want an excuse based on whose stars to look at? I can understand that… Would you prefer a report from someone who knows way more than I do? Well let’s as GopherIllustrated.com’s, Ryan Burns, what he thinks.


One of the fastest players in all of Texas, Southlake Carroll wide receiver Brady Boyd chose the Gophers over early offers from Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Utah, Boise State and Kansas among others.

GopherIllustrated.com – Ryan Burns

If Boyd gets a step on you off the line, that gap is going to widen very quickly as that 4.4 40 time that Boyd has on record from this past spring is legit. Expanding Boyd’s route tree is the next on the agenda, but damn it, you can’t teach speed and that’s exactly why Minnesota and Texas Tech among others schools wanted to get in early on this 2021 wide receiver.

GopherIllustrated.com – Ryan Burns

Yes, you read that right. He runs a “legit” 4.44; 40-yard dash…. out of high school. If you believe PJ Fleck and Matt Simon know how to raise wide receivers (you should)… then you have to like them grabbing a kid out of Texas, who runs a 4.4.

Still not a believer, huh? Alright, I appreciate the skeptical. Maybe his tape will change your mind… and if not, I have no help for you. I can’t wait to get this kid on campus, running routes for Athan Kaliakmanis



Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan