For the second time in the 2020 recruiting class, P.J. Fleck has landed a commitment from a player from a different continent.
On Saturday afternoon, Melle Kreuder, a defensive end out of Germany, announced that he has committed to Minnesota. Kreuder did not have any rankings according to 247Sports, but was recruited by three FBS programs — Minnesota, Buffalo and UMass.
Kreuder is now the second international player to join the Golden Gophers’ 2020 class. Last weekend, Minnesota received a commitment from three-star cornerback Richard Agyekum, a native of Netherlands.
“I’m excited to announce that I committed to the Minnesota Gophers,” Kreuder said in a tweet.
I'm excited to announce that I committed to the Minnesota Gophers. #gogophers#RTB#SkiUMah pic.twitter.com/ceNik0uS5z
— Melle Kreuder (@KreuderMelle) June 15, 2019
Minnesota now has nine players committed in the 2020 class. The Gophers rank 41st nationally and eighth in the B1G in the cycle.
Kreuder had just completed his official visit to Minnesota when he decided to commit. The Gophers’ staff decided to make an offer to the defensive end after seeing him perform at a recent camp at Buffalo, according to 247Sports.