Minnesota’s 2020 recruiting class continues to grow.

Three-star offensive lineman Martes Lewis joined the commitment party this week, giving his verbal pledge to the Golden Gophers on Wednesday. He becomes the ninth player to commit to the program in the last four days, giving P.J. Fleck and company 17 players in the cycle.

“I’d like to thank all the schools that offered me and showed interest,” Lewis said in a Twitter post Wednesday evening. “I am committing to (Minnesota)! Thanks to (Coach Fleck) for the opportunity.”

Lewis brings tremendous size and strength to Minnesota’s 2020 recruiting class. The native of Merrillville, Indiana stands 6-foot-7 and weighs in at 320 pounds. A three-star prospect, Lewis is listed as a top 100 player at his position and is the No. 9 ranked player out of the Hoosier State.

Fleck and his staff have focused in on recruiting big-bodied offensive linemen throughout their short time in Minneapolis. In the 2018 class, the Gophers landed massive commitments from Daniel Faalele (6-foot-9, 400 pounds) and Curtis Dunlap (6-foot-5, 370 pounds).

Minnesota has climbed the recruiting rankings this week, having landed nine commitments in four days. The Gophers currently sit with the 25th-best class nationally and rank No. 5 in the B1G.