Minnesota just had a really good season. And, sure, it isn’t over yet. But at 10-2 overall, nobody can scoff at the Golden Gophers and what they achieved.


What does success eventually equate to? Better recruiting. And, that doesn’t necessarily mean that Minnesota will all of a sudden be ready to snag 5-star after 5-star player. But, it does mean that whenever coach P.J. Fleck wants a player and is battling with other schools, he can point to Minnesota’s recent success.

Do the other programs not match up? Advantage Minnesota.

On Saturday afternoon, news broke that the Golden Gophers landed a 3-star linebacker from Florida’s prestigious IMG Academy in Jaqwondis Burns:

As Burns stated, he’s all in. According to 247Sports, Burns ranks as the No. 41 OLB in the Class of 2020. He is now the 23rd commit for Minnesota in 2020.

The entire Golden Gophers’ class can be found here. It now ranks No. 33 nationally and No. 9 in the Big Ten.