A Minnesota quarterback commit has raked in an impressive honor.

Athan Kaliakmanis, a 4-star quarterback out of Antioch, Illinois, was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for Illinois. He is a member of the Golden Gophers’ 2021 recruiting class and will join the program next month.

Kaliakmanis threw for 1,158 yards and 15 touchdowns while also rushing for 235 yards and 4 touchdowns during Antioch Community’s spring season. In 2018, he threw for 2,084 yards and 26 touchdowns and rushed for 610 more and scored 11 touchdowns on the ground.

Per 247Sports Kaliakmanis ranked as the No. 12 dual-threat quarterback in the 2021 class and was the No. 2 player from Illinois. Nationally, the QB was ranked No. 316 overall, earning a 4-star rating.

A dozen schools offered Kaliakmanis, but he committed to Minnesota over Boston College, Iowa, Iowa State, Purdue, Syracuse, Tennessee and Virginia Tech at the Power 5 level. Group of 5 programs to offer included Central Michigan, Florida Atlantic, Northern Illinois and Western Michigan.

Kaliakmanis is part of a Minnesota recruiting class that ranked No. 8 in the B1G and No. 38 nationally.