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; linebacker Chris Wipson.
High School: Wayzata (Minn.)
Hometown: Wayzata, Minn.
My analysis: Limited viewing - physical tackler - goes for the big hit - plays sideline-to-sideline - plays fast.
ESPN's analysis: Active run stopper - good wrap tackler - attacking linebacker, capable of moving through traffic and filling gaps from inside out - good underneath route awareness with eyes on the quarterback - effective bringing pressure up the middle and off the edge.
GopherSports.com Overview: Rivals.com lists him as a two-star recruit and as the sixth best prospect in Minnesota - Scout.com tabs him as a three-star recruit and as the 97th best player at his position - ESPN ranks him as the 130th best outside linebacker in the nation and the fifth best prospect in Minnesota - Attends Wayzata High School - helped lead the Trojans to a 10-2-0 record as a senior - missed part of his senior season with an injury - tallied 57 tackles (25 solo) and six tackles-for-loss - recorded one sack and forced three fumbles - was named First-Team All-State - recorded 82 tackles (52 solo) in 13 games as a junior - named All-Conference and was All-State Honorable Mention - registered 18 tackles and four sacks - made two interceptions and forced four fumbles - broke up four passes and deflected four passes - played in nine games as a sophomore and made 35 tackles (22 solo) - also forced one fumble and had four tackles-for-loss - coached by Brad Anderson.