Minnesota reached into SEC country to land its latest commitment in the 2023 recruiting cycle.

Zaquan Bryan, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound cornerback out of Savannah, Ga., gave his verbal pledge to PJ Fleck and the Golden Gophers on Friday night. He made his announcement with a post on Twitter.

Bryan becomes the fourth player of the 2023 class to commit to Minnesota. He’s the first player from an SEC state to join. The Gophers have two in-state commitments and another from Michigan.

Bryan is listed as a 3-star cornerback who ranks as a Top 50 player out Georgia. Among corners, he is listed as the No. 52 prospect at the position.

At Savannah Benedictine in 2021, Bryan was a two-way player at cornerback and wide receiver. He was an explosive player on both sides of the football. At wide receiver, the 3-star athlete hauled in 95 receptions for 1,376 yards and accounted for 17 touchdowns.

On the defensive side, Bryan made 51 tackles, had 7 pass break-ups and recorded 2 interceptions. He’ll bring great versatility to the Twin Cities as a member of the 2023 class.

Bryan received offers from 9 other programs. He picked Minnesota over Army, Central Michigan, Coastal Carolina, UMass, Miami (OH), North Carolina and Toledo at the FBS level.

Below are some of Bryan’s highlights from the high school level: