Signing Day News Conference: Gophers Coach Fleck on 2018 Recruiting Class

December 20, 2017 03:13 PM

The Gophers took advantage of the first early signing day, and added 25 players on Wednesday. Head coach P.J. Fleck talked for nearly an hour in front of the assembled media about the 2018 Class. While we didn't post his entire news conference, you'll get a sense for his excitement level.

***Click the video box above to hear from Fleck***


The Gophers' 2018 Class includes St. Cloud Tech TE Brevyn Spann-Ford, who told Missouri and others no. Eden Prairie CB Benny Sapp III was the first 2018 commitment, and he recently turned down Nebraska to be a Gopher.

Among headline national recruits is WR Rashod Bateman from Georgia. He got recent offers from Georgia, Texas A&M, Tennessee, and South Carolina, yet chose to sign with the Gophers.

Fleck noted that 58 of the 62 Power-5 schools offered at least one of his players.


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