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.
The Gophers need more talent at wide receiver. Kill and his staff may have gotten his biggest commitment on Dec. 5 when Nate Andrews pledged for the Gophers. Rivals, ESPN and Scout all rate him as a three-star prospect. The Fairhope, Ala. native remains committed to Minnesota, despite having offers from Alabama, Florida State, Houston, Louisville, Mississippi, South Alabama, Tennessee and Alabama-Birmingham. He recently took a recruiting trip to Florida State. ESPN lists his key trait as his hands. ESPN and Scout list him as a wide receiver, but Rivals has him as an athlete.
He is joined by Lakeland, Fla. native Eric Carter as a Gopher commitment. ESPN and Rivals give him a three-star rating while Scout has him as a two-star prospect. ESPN lists his key traits as hands and route running. He also has offers from Ball State, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Florida International, Iowa State, Marshall, Massachusetts, Missouri, Purdue, Toledo and Western Kentucky.
Rivals is also reporting that the Gophers have received a preferred walk-on commitment from Wayzata's Jeff Borchardt.
Rivals lists four uncommitted receivers as having an offer while having medium or high interest in the Gophers, including Canyon County, Calif. native Drew Wolitarsky and St. Petersburg, Fla. natives Rodney Adams and Marquez Valdes.