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 Damien Wilson.
Junior College: Jones County Community College (Miss.)
Hometown: Gloster, Miss.
My analysis: Very limited viewing - patient in diagnosing the play - sheds blockers with his hands - works good angles in pursuit to make the tackle.
ESPN's analysis: No analysis given.
GopherSports.com Overview: Signed National Letter of Intent during the December signing period - enrolled and started classes in January - will participate in spring practice - will have two years of eligibility at Minnesota - Transferred from Jones County Community College - helped lead team to 6-3 record and anchored a defense that allowed only 18.1 points per game - led the Mississippi Association of Community & Junior Colleges (MACJC) and was fourth in the nation with 122 tackles (76 solo) as a sophomore - posted six tackles-for-loss, two sacks and two pass breakups - named Most Valuable Defensive Player for Region 23, the MACJC's South Division Most Valuable Defensive Back, All-MACJC South Division first-team and All-Region 23 - recognized as the national Defensive Player of the Year by NationalUnderslassmen.com - coached by Ray Perkins - transferred to JCJC from Alcorn State University prior to his sophomore year.