Gophers coach Fleck reviews 2022 Recruiting Class

The University of Minnesota added 22 players to its roster today on National Signing Day. Coach P.J. Fleck met with the media Wednesday afternoon and KSTP Sports was there.

***To watch P.J. Fleck’s press conference on Signing Day, CLICK PLAY ABOVE***

The Gophers signed players from eight states and Canada, as they once again put together a highly ranked class.

The class consists of eight position groups, 12 offensive players, and 10 defensive players.

On offense, Minnesota signed four wide receivers, three offensive linemen, two tight ends, two running backs, and one quarterback. On defense, the Gophers added five defensive backs, three defensive linemen, and two linebackers.

The Gophers added six players from Minnesota, three from Florida, three from Texas, three from Wisconsin, two from Pennsylvania, and one each from Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and South Dakota. Minnesota also signed one player from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

The Gophers’ 2022 Class:

Quarterback (1)
Jacob Knuth, Harrisburg, S.D., Harrisburg High School

Running Back (2)
Zach Evans, Heath, Texas, Rockwall-Heath High School
Max Grand, Ellsworth, Wis., Ellsworth High School

Tight End (2)
Spencer Alvarez, Columbia Heights, Minn., Columbia Heights High School
Nathan Jones, Brock Texas, Brock High School

Wide Receiver (4)
Kristen Hoskins, Alexandria, Minn., Alexandria High School
Ike White, Philadelphia, Pa., St. Frances Academy (Maryland)
Cade Conzemius, Minnetonka, Minn., Minnetonka High School
Evan Redding, Menomonee Falls, Wis., Menomonee Falls High School

Offensive Line (3)
Tony Nelson, Tracy, Minn., Tracy-Milroy-Balaton High School
Ashton Beers, Slinger, Wis., Slinger High School
Cade McConnell, Choctaw, Okla., Choctaw High School

Defensive Back (5)
Aidan Gousby, Lehigh Acres, Fla., Lehigh Senior High School
Rhyland Kelly, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Clearway Academy (Florida)
Coleman Bryson, Waynesville, N.C., Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School (Georgia)
Tariq Watson, Gretna, La., Helen Cox High School
Ryan Stapp, College Station, Texas, College Station High School, Abilene Christian University

Linebacker (2)
Maverick Baranowski, Ponce Inlet, Fla., Spruce Creek High School
Joey Gerlach, Woodbury, Minn., Woodbury High School

Defensive Line (3)
Trey Bixby, Eden Prairie, Minn., Eden Prairie High School
Anthony Smith, Shippensburg, Pa., Shippensburg High School
Hayden Schwartz, Jacksonville, Fla., The Bolles School

University of Minnesota Sports Information contributed to this report