Minnesota football lured a former Western Michigan RB away from Oklahoma State on Friday. The Cowboys had the RB committed to them before the Golden Gophers flipped him.

Sean Tyler spent the majority of his college career with the Broncos before transferring. Tyler accounted for 2,830 yards rushing and 26 total touchdowns in 42 games during his time with Western Michigan.

This is what Tyler had to say about his decision to commit to Minnesota:

“I would like to thank Oklahoma State University and the coaches for giving me an opportunity to further my career. After some deep thinking and talking with my family, I will not be attending OSU. With that being said I’ll finishing my collegiate career at the University of Minnesota. Forever grateful for the opportunity! RTB.”

This is a nice pickup for the Golden Gophers, who are most likely saying going to be without longtime RB Mohamed Ibrahim.

Minnesota capped off the season with a 28-20 win over Syracuse in the Pinstripe Bowl to finish 9-4 on the year. If Tyler’s talents translate to the B1G, then it looks like P.J. Fleck may have found the next starting Minnesota RB.

Tyler finished fifth in the MAC in terms of rushing yards this past season. The Golden Gophers may have gotten a steal in Tyler.