Minnesota finished with eight three-star recruits, with the biggest surprise signing coming from Donovahn Jones, who flipped his commitment from Missouri to Minnesota.
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Donovahn Jones - Jones, a three-star athlete, flipped his commitment from Missouri to Minnesota. He was recruited to Missouri as an athlete, but wants to play quarterback. Minnesota will give him that opportunity.
Chris Streveler - Streveler, a two-star quarterback, is a dual-threat athlete who committed to Minnesota immediately after receiving an offer from Minnesota.
Berkley Edwards - Edwards, a three-star running back, is the younger brother of NFL wide receiver Braylon Edwards.
Eric Carter - Carter, a two-star recruit receiver, is a versatile athlete with ability to play just about anywhere including Wildcat QB.
Drew Wolitarsky - Wolitarsky, a three-star receiver, is a possession receiver who can easily become a primary weapon.
Nate Wozniak - Wozniak, a three-star tight end, is a blocking tight end. Scouts say his potential is higher as an offensive tackle.
Alex Mayes - Mayes, a three-star offensive tackle, is a very physical tackle.
Hendrick Ekpe - Ekpe, a two-star defensive end, picked Minnesota over Iowa. He has the physical traits to potentially become a very good player.
Owen Salzwedel - Salzwedel, a three-star defensive end from Wisconson, has excellent size. He could play on both sides of the line.
Jordan Hinojosa - Hinojosa, a two-star defensive tackle, has a high motor very competitive.
Demaris Peppers - Peppers, a two-star defensive lineman, is a very similar prospect to 2012 signee Scott Ekpe, who ended up playing as a true freshman.
De’Vondre Campbell - Campbell, a three-star linebacker, is quick with a lot of range. He is projected as an outside linebacker with excellent edge pass-rush ability.
Rayfield Dixon - Dixon, a two-star safety, signed as a linebacker for the Gophers. He is projected as a right-side linebacker.
De’Niro Laster - Laster, a three-star receiver, played both linebacker and receiver in high school. His versatily could translate well into a very good weapon on offense.
Chris Wipson - Wipson, a three-star outside linebacker, is a local recruit who really impressed the Gophers at their summer camp.
Damien Wilson - Wilson, a two-star middle linebacker, is a junior college recruit.
Jalen Myrick - Myrick, a two-star cornerback, is a very versatile athlete.
Daletavius McGhee - McGhee, a two-star safety, is another versatile addition. He was a two-way player in high school.
Ryan Santoso - Santoso, a two-star kicker, looks like a lineman—6-foot-5, 270 pounds—but he is definitely a kicker. Scout.com has him ranked as the eighth-best kicker in the nation. Santoso also punted in high school.