Latest DL Commit Makes 2021 Gophers Class Top-25; Early NSD is Next Week

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Early National Signing Day for NCAA football is one week from today (December 16) and the Minnesota Gophers will now have 18 signees. Luther McCoy is a big (6’4″, 290 lbs) defensive tackle from St. Augustine, FL. He’s the latest in a list of impressive 2021 DL commits that Chad Wilt and PJ Fleck pulled in.

Most, if not all of the 18 kids in this class are expected to sign National Letters of Intent next Wednesday. It’s always difficult to tell how good middling 3-star kids, like Luther McCoy, are but his highlight tape impressive. That swim move is devastating and he’s quick for such a big kid.

He chose Minnesota over offers from Florida State, Indiana, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Baylor, Cincinnati, Coastal Carolina AND MANY OTHERS.

He might not have the stars but the offers are definitely there. McCoy missed his first two seasons of high school football, due to injury. That could explain some of it.