Gopher Football Gets Major Early Commit at Quarterback for 2021
— Athan Kaliakmanis (@aajk_23) March 27, 2019
I am now committed to… pic.twitter.com/oAywIX8DJQ
— Dino Kaliakmanis (@TheRocket_18) March 27, 2019
It’s been a really good day for Gopher Football. They added some major pieces to their 2021 class VERY early-on and one of them is a quarterback that should rank as one of our highest commits ever at the position, when the 247 Sports Ratings update in a couple of weeks.
Athan Kaliakmanis is a 6-4 SOPHOMORE Quarterback out of Antioch, IL and he is considered to be one of the best QB’s to come out of the midwest in the 2021 class and someone who is looked at nationally.
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Big commit for the Gophers today! Athan’s twin brother, Dino, is a WR and also committed. I couldn’t find a good picture to cut Dino out of and he doesn’t have the offer list of his QB brother you see here. It’s too early for ratings but the offer list should get you excited! #recruiting #recruit #footballrecruit #gophers #rtb #rowtheboat #gopherfootball #bigten #b1g #gogophers #minnesotagophers #minnesota #universityofminnesota #2021recruit #2021 #elite #pjfleck #fleck
From the hints that I have seen over on GopherIllustrated.com, we can expect Athan to come in as a strong 4-star. This is just me using hints dropped from Ryan Burns, Kyle Goblirsch and other insiders over there along with what I’ve seen with their rating system over the last few years, but I’d expect him to come in around a .9000 overall, maybe a point or two lower.
No matter the rating, this is a massive get AGAIN for PJ Fleck and his staff. We have a bright future Gopher Nation. I’d like to see the 2020 commitment class bulk up a little bit, though. They have just 5 commits compared to 3 already for 2021..
Dino, Athan’s brother, can play both sides of the ball right now and projects somewhere in the secondary or likely WR if he sticks with offense. He might not bright 4 stars like his brother and his rating doesn’t seem quite so clear but he shouldn’t be a slouch when those release either.
We’ll be back to let you know when those ratings release in the near future with some quick reaction.
Also found this while scrounging Twitter today and immediately fell in love with our new big time QB recruit.
— Minnesota Sports Fan (@realmnsportsfan) March 27, 2019
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