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    Default Rashod Bateman...

    Is leading the B1G thus far in receiving yards/game, averaging 107.4 yards. He has 537 yards in 5 games, good for second in the B1G in total receiving yards.

    Awesome to see this kid make great progress - such a bright future, most likely on Sundays eventually.

    Can someone with elite knowledge levels explain his recruitment? Didn’t he turn down his home team, the #3 ranked Georgia Bulldogs, to come here? Doesn’t he have a “Row The Boat” tattoo on his arm?

    I just think it’s a great story so far and was wondering if anyone had additional thoughts/comments...


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    I'm not sure how hard he was recuited by anyone. "Offers" are sometimes not as much offers as we like to think.

    It looks like we just got to him early and he wanted to be here:

    https://247sports.com/Player/Rashod-...imelineEvents/

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    If I remember right he verballed to us and after that Georgia offered and started giving him attention. He frequently tweeted he was remaining true to his word to play here and wouldn't back out of his verbal saying things like "they're too late."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmvander View Post
    If I remember right he verballed to us and after that Georgia offered and started giving him attention. He frequently tweeted he was remaining true to his word to play here and wouldn't back out of his verbal saying things like "they're too late."
    Yep, he was committed to us after they found him at a satellite camp in Georgia over the summer. At that point, he may have been committed to Georgia Southern (not 100% on that), but he was very light on offers. Our staff jumped on him after that camp. Rashod was all-in, but as his high school season went on, he started gathering a number of other SEC offers. Kirby Smart came and visited him a couple weeks before Signing Day to make a final push, but Rashod was loyal to the Gophers. Hopefully this is a story that will go down as the beginning of PJ truly changing the tide at Minnesota.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmvander View Post
    If I remember right he verballed to us and after that Georgia offered and started giving him attention. He frequently tweeted he was remaining true to his word to play here and wouldn't back out of his verbal saying things like "they're too late."
    He posted on his story after UGA offered “Kirby ain’t so Smart.”


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    Also had B-ball offers from OSU, Virginia Tech and Penn State.


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    Quote Originally Posted by die hard gopher View Post
    He posted on his story after UGA offered “Kirby ain’t so Smart.”


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    I wonder of Georgia's offer was one of those "non comittable" offers too... Georgia just trying to hedge their bets or something. Some kids will still take those offers, others less so. I'd be kinda miffed by such an offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by die hard gopher View Post
    Also had B-ball offers from OSU, Virginia Tech and Penn State.


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    Our WR team can play some b-ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A_Slab_of_Bacon View Post
    I wonder of Georgia's offer was one of those "non comittable" offers too... Georgia just trying to hedge their bets or something. Some kids will still take those offers, others less so. I'd be kinda miffed by such an offer.
    I think it was definitely commitable but Bateman was their plan C guy, they struck out on some higher priority targets before and it turned him off.


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    Quote Originally Posted by A_Slab_of_Bacon View Post
    I wonder of Georgia's offer was one of those "non comittable" offers too... Georgia just trying to hedge their bets or something. Some kids will still take those offers, others less so. I'd be kinda miffed by such an offer.
    Given that it came so close to Signing Day, I'd be surprised if it wasn't committable. By that point, I think a lot of people had figured out that Bateman was going to be a P5 impact player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A_Slab_of_Bacon View Post
    I wonder of Georgia's offer was one of those "non comittable" offers too... Georgia just trying to hedge their bets or something. Some kids will still take those offers, others less so. I'd be kinda miffed by such an offer.
    It was commitable. They did an in home visit on him to try to snag him away. Luckily we were in early on him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by die hard gopher View Post
    He posted on his story after UGA offered “Kirby ain’t so Smart.”


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    It was when Smart visited his high school iirc

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    Most of the SEC came hard after his senior year, most got the hint pretty quick that he was sticking with MN though.

    Georgia kept pushing up until RB posted that. ������

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    Quote Originally Posted by A_Slab_of_Bacon View Post
    Our WR team can play some b-ball.
    Bateman, Johnson and BSF all had D1 offers. Would be a nice 3 on 3 intramural squad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WriterGoph View Post
    Yep, he was committed to us after they found him at a satellite camp in Georgia over the summer. At that point, he may have been committed to Georgia Southern (not 100% on that), but he was very light on offers. Our staff jumped on him after that camp. Rashod was all-in, but as his high school season went on, he started gathering a number of other SEC offers. Kirby Smart came and visited him a couple weeks before Signing Day to make a final push, but Rashod was loyal to the Gophers. Hopefully this is a story that will go down as the beginning of PJ truly changing the tide at Minnesota.
    LOL! It was too late because he had the Gophers tattoo done before the other offers came. Give credit to Gopher Recruiting under PJ FLeck.
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