Looking Ahead at 2013 Recruiting
Curious as to the prospects we might be dealing with this upcoming year. Any gopher locks (like a Tommy Olson type) or any players from out of state that may have early Gopher ties (like Jamel Harbison). It seems our in-state class this year won't be as talented as 2012. Thoughts/information?
im excited to see how keelon brookins out of tartan turns out. incredible athlete and I hope to see him in maroon and gold someday.
Keelon Brookins is really fast. I'd imagine he'll end up a CB.
I don't know who is a Gopher lock, but I know there are a lot of good DE / LB prospects next season.
A guy I really like is Chris Wipson out of Wayzata. He is progressing into a really good football player. As a SO, he started on a terrific Wayzata football team (a lot of really good defensive players wouldn't start at Wayzata as a SO), he looked good. As a JR, I thought he was the best player on a really good Wayzata defense. I actually think he stood out more than any defensive player on the field in the State Championship game. I don't know how well he can run or what his size really is, but if he is 6'3" 225 lbs and can move decent (appears to), he has a real chance to be a Big 10 football player.
There is also a kid from Eden Praire, a DT named Renke or something like that, he looks pretty decent.
Then there is the early big names:
Michael Flowers - DT - Humboldt
Keelon Brookins - DB - Tartan
James Onwualu - RB/WR/S - Cretin
Steve Schindler - LB - Hutch
(I don't know any outstate guys)
James Onwualu is interesting. has several big time offers early and I feel the Gophers could be in good contention to get this blue-chipper.
James from Wisconsin is a legacy
Wheelwright from Ohio is a brother to Gopher legacy
Originally Posted by MinnMarchDTF
Some really impressive Jr prospects will be on campus in the upcoming weeks, hopefully we can nab a few early big-time commits to keep the momentum going
Just came across Brian Walker (CB) a couple days ago on ESPN recruiting. Teammate of Jamel Harbison, and is on the ESPNU 150 watch list. Maybe Jamel could pull him our way? He's got some pretty good offers so far.
do you have names of any of the prospects that will be attending?
Originally Posted by Curseislifted33
CB Tedric Thompson(Ca) has some connections here, being a teammate and good freind of Brock Vereen and his brother being Cedric Thompson. i think he got an early offer if I'm not mistaken.
This Davis kid from wisky sounds like a big time athlete that might be a bit lean but with great speed. Hopefully the legacy aspect can hook him away from burt and his drunker badger hooligans.
Claeys said we might go heavy on linebackers in this next class, up to 5 supposedly, I'd bet at least a few will be longer leaner kids who might put on weight an become DE's.
Originally Posted by gophs11
A.J. Natter for one of them.
Caleb Leichtnam -RCTC-
Don't forget the name.
Is he the saftey who had a ridiculous amount of interceptions?
Originally Posted by paulser21
Yep, that's him. He's an intriguing prospect.
Originally Posted by RoyalGopher