Minnesota has added another prospect to its 2020 recruiting class.
On Wednesday, three-star linebacker Cody Lindenberg announced via Twitter that he was committing to Minnesota, becoming the eighth player to join the class. The native of Anoka, Minn. is ranked as one of the top 10 players from the state.
“I want to thank Coach Fleck and the rest of the University of Minnesota saff for making a hometown kid’s dream come true!” Lindenberg wrote. “With that being said, I am honored to announce that I am committing to THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA! Go Gophers!”
— Cody Lindenberg (@cody_lindenberg) May 8, 2019
Lindenberg becomes the third in-state player to commit to the Gophers, which is one of the aspects of recruiting P.J. Fleck has harped on over the last few years. He wants to keep more in-state talent at home, and has already locked up three verbal pledges in that department.
At the time of his commitment, Lindenberg had five offers, but his only FBS offer was from Minnesota. Other teams interested in the linebacker were South Dakota State, South Dakota, North Dakota and Northern Iowa.
With Lindenberg’s commitment, Minnesota now has eight players in the 2020 recruiting class. The Gophers rank fifth in the B1G and 21st in the nation currently.