P.J. Fleck hasn’t been afraid to go far and wide to build his roster.

He did that once again, albeit in a different fashion.

The Gophers got news on Thursday that they added former Alabama defensive tackle O.J. Smith:

The redshirt junior will have two years of eligibility remaining at Minnesota. Due to NCAA transfer rules, he’ll have to sit out the 2017 season.

The former Under Armour All-American played sparingly in two seasons of action at Alabama. He played in two games for the Crimson Tide, and had one tackle in each contest.

Smith figures to be part of the plan to replace the production of All-B1G defensive lineman Steven Richardson, who is entering his final season with the Gophers.

The Louisiana native was the No. 31 defensive tackle prospect in the 2014 class, according to the 247sports composite.