The whole point of hiring Tracy Claeys in the beginning of November was for recruiting.

Fans knew that, the coaching staff knew that and recruits knew that. If Minnesota didn’t keep Claeys on board, there’s no telling what could’ve happened to its 31st-ranked recruiting class.

With the news of Claeys’ three-year deal to stay in Minnesota, their top recruits voiced their feelings about the move.

Don’t worry, it was all positive.

Top 2016 recruit Carter Coughlin:

Four-star 2016 recruit Sean Foster:

Three-star 2016 S recruit Elijah Daniels:

Four-star 2016 WR recruit Dredrick Snelson’s mom:

Three-star 2016 dual threat QB recruit Tony Poljan: