PJ Fleck, Gophers Fight Off SEC Country; Add Another DB to Loaded 2021 Secondary

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The University of Minnesota Gophers football team picked up a big time commitment for their top-25 2021 recruiting class on Sunday afternoon! Justin Walley is a 5’10” cornerback out of D’Iberville high school in Mississippi. He’s also a track star, making him a two sport athlete. This kid can flat out fly (video below).

Walley committed to Minnesota over big name (and much more local) schools like Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Baylor and Arkansas, to name a few.

The Gophers 2021 class currently ranks 23rd in the nation (according to 247Sports. The Gophers have built some impressive depth in the defensive backfield with the 2021 class. Two of their top three recruits, Avante Dickerson and Steven Ortiz Jr, are also cornerbacks.

What’s this? Could Walley even bring a friend with him to the Twin Cities, because this friend happens to be pretty good at football himself.

MJ Daniels is another highly-rated defensive back out of Mississippi, who already announced a top four that didn’t include the Minnesota Gophers… (Mississippi State, Georgia, Ole Miss, and Texas A&M). But hey, we didn’t say it. He did.

No matter, the addition of Walley just makes one of the best recruiting classes we have seen from this program, even better. There is a lot to be excited about around the U of M campus even if we don’t know when football will actually be played.

Cameron Thompson | Minnesota Sports Fan

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