Minnesota bolsters 2021 class with addition of Texas DE
April has been a busy month P.J. Fleck and the Minnesota coaching staff, as the commitments continue to pour in for the Golden Gophers.
Wednesday evening, Minnesota received its second commitment of the day, landing three-star weak-side defensive end/linebacker D’Marion Alexander out of China Spring, Texas. He became the 13th player in the 2021 class to commit to Minnesota and the eighth player this month.
Alexander tweeted out his announcement.
“I will be continuing my academic/athletic career and committing to the University of Minnesota,” Alexander wrote on Twitter.
#COMMITTED RTB!! 🛶 pic.twitter.com/xwNxbPloUs
— D’Marion Alexander (@_dmariiion) April 22, 2020
Per 247Sports, Alexander ranks among the top 800 prospects in the 2021 recruiting class and is the No. 100 player from the state of Texas. He also ranks as one of the top 50 weak-side defensive end of the cycle, as well.
The 6-foot-5, 215-pound defensive end held offers from eight FBS programs, picking Minnesota over Arizona State, Baylor, TCU, Kansas, Texas State, Texas Tech and UTSA.
Alexander was the second player to commit to Minnesota on Wednesday, joining four-star athlete Sam Jackson of Naperville, Illinois. With the flurry of verbal commitments this month, the Gophers have climbed into the top five of the national recruiting rankings. They also rank second in the B1G currently, behind only Ohio State.