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Minnesota Golden Gophers recruiting analysis: WR Isaiah Gentry

The Minnesota Golden Gophers signed wide receiver Isaiah Gentry to their class of 2014.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers signed wide receiver Isaiah Gentry to their class of 2014.
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High School: Moeller

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Position: Wide Receiver

Height: 6-4

Weight: 185

My Assessment: He is a big playmaker. He has the size and speed to stretch the field. He does not look like a speedster, but glides downfield. He runs good routes and doesn’t oversell the cut. He has a very good combination of the fly route and button hook. He can keep the cornerbacks off balance with both.

Gophersport.com Overview: Ranked as the No. 22 player in Ohio and the No. 65 wide receiver in his class by Rivals - received three-star status from Rivals, 247Sports and Scout - listed as the No. 83 wide receiver by Scout and as the 92nd best player in Ohio by 247Sports.

ESPN Analysis: Tall, lanky, long and very high cut - wide wingspan and big hands - possesses functional strength to ward off defenders - very quick feet - quick and powerful surge off the line - imposing figure that will get defenders to back off of him - smooth and fluid player - elusive runner when stemming routes - natural in terms of his change-of-direction skills and body control - can create separation and does an excellent job of using his body to shield the defender from the ball - has long arms and good leaping ability - consistent ability to come down with the jump ball - size creates mismatches versus man-to-man coverage - hands are soft and reliable - will pluck on the run, catch away from his frame, adjust to the poorly thrown ball and shows the ability to catch over his shoulder - can pluck the deep over his shoulder with fingertips and effortless focus - very good short-area quickness to get into open space and get over the top - competitive and confident.

High School: Currently attends Moeller High School - helped lead his team to a 14-1 record and state championship - made seven catches for 182 yards and two touchdowns (two touchdowns tied a state championship game record) as the Crusaders beat Mentor 55-52 to win the Division I title - made 44 catches for 1,104 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior - had 10 catches in first seven games, but then recorded 34 catches in the final eight games - during the last eight weeks of the season he had games of 160, 173, 182 and 229 yards and caught eight touchdowns - averaged 25.1 yards per catch as a senior - finished third on the team in scoring with 62 points - named first-team All-District and special mention All-State - also a standout member of the Moeller track and field team.