A defensive back who was a member of Minnesota’s 2019 recruiting class has been released from his National Letter of Intent, according to a report from the Pioneer Press.
Saturday, the Pioneer Press reported that Gervarrious Owens has been released from his letter of intent and will pursue a career at the University of Houston. Owens sent out a tweet to announce his plan.
“I will be attending the University of Houston this fall,” Owens wrote. “See y’all September 1st in Norman.”
— 3️⃣ (@gervarrius_3) June 2, 2019
Owens was coming to Minnesota from Oklahoma A&M. He becomes the second defensive back in the 2019 class to have an abbreviated stint with the Golden Gophers. Cornerback Kelvin Clemmons was a member of the team through spring practices and the spring game before deciding to transfer in May.
Clemmons is also headed to Houston.
Minnesota’s 2019 recruiting class ranked 44th nationally and 10th in the B1G when the cycle came to an end. The Golden Gophers finished the 2018 campaign with a 7-6 record, which included a win over Georgia Tech in the Quick Lane Bowl.
The Gophers open the 2019 season on Thursday, Aug. 29 against South Dakota State at TCF Bank Stadium.