Minnesota Golden Gopher head coach Jerry Kill wants guys with the right the character, attitude and passion. He also wants good football players that fit his system.
The Minnesota Golden Gopher football team signed 19 players on National Signing Day that the coaching staff hopes will fit those traits over their remaining eligibility.
Here is one of those recruits; defensive end Hendrick Ekpe.
High School: Lewisville (Tex.)
Hometown: Lewisville, Tex.
My analysis: Limited viewing - sheds blockers and pursues well - good quickness off the ball - good interior rush skills.
ESPN's analysis: No ESN analysis available.
GopherSports.com Overview: Enrolled at the University of Minnesota in January - will take part in spring practice - younger brother of current Gopher defensive lineman Scott Ekpe - Scout.com lists him as a two-star recruit and as the No. 123 player at his position - Rivals.com named him a three-star prospect.