The Minnesota Golden Gophers season ended in late December with a loss in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas, but head coach Jerry Kill and his coaching staff have been hard at work securing the future of the program since.
Recruiting is a never-ending process and Kill knows it.
A former Gopher coach believed in bringing in at least one quarterback in every recruiting class. Kill is just over two weeks away from signing his fourth quarterback since taking over the Gopher program a couple months before the 2011 signing day.
The Gophers have received two commitments from quarterbacks this class, one as a scholarship recruit and one as a preferred walk-on.
Chris Streveler from Marian Central Catholic High School in Woodstock, Ill. is the prized passer. He also has an offer from South Dakota State. Rivals and ESPN rate him as a three-star dual-threat quarterback. Scout.com has him rated as a two-star quarterback. ESPN lists his strong traits as throwing accuracy and athleticism.
Conor Rhoda is a 6-foot-3-inch quarterback from Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul. He accepted a preferred walk-on offer from Kill, instead of a scholarship offer from North Dakota. He is not rated by all three scouting services. He is a pro-style or pocket passer quarterback with 4.8 speed, according to Rivals.
According to Rivals and ESPN, several other quarterbacks have interest in the Gophers, including Perham's Jordan Hein. However, none of them are listed to have offers from the Gophers.