Minnesota dipped into SEC territory for its latest commitment in the 2022 recruiting class.

The Golden Gophers received a verbal commitment from 3-star safety Coleman Bryson out of Rabun Gap, Georgia. He became the fifth player of the 2022 cycle to pledge to P.J. Fleck and company, making his announcement public via Twitter.

“I want to thank the Minnesota coach staff and the people of the program who make Minnesota the amazing culture that it is,” Bryson wrote. “I want to thank Coach Harasymiak and Coach Fleck for believing in me and giving me this amazing opportunity. With that being said I am COMMITTING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA!!”

Per 247Sports, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound Bryson ranks as the No. 64 safety in his recruiting class and is the No. 78 overall player from Georgia. He held offers from two dozen programs, including Boston College, Duke, Indiana, Kansas State, Louisville, Northwestern, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Washington State at the Power 5 level.

During his junior season in 2020, Bryson was a two-way player and made an impact on both sides of the football. He was credited with 331 rushing yards, 194 receiving yards and 4 total touchdowns on offense. As a defensive back, he piled up 35 tackles, 2 sacks and 2 interceptions in 8 games.

With Bryson’s pledge, Minnesota’s 2022 class is now ranked 27th nationally and 6th in the B1G.