Minnesota had question marks in the secondary entering the 2016 season. The Gophers were in need of some depth after losing corners Briean Boddy-Calhoun and Eric Murray, in addition to leading tackler Antonio Johnson.

On Friday, Minnesota got a nice boost.

The Gophers picked up former Oregon defensive back Eric Amoako, who will be eligible to play immediately as a graduate transfer. He made the announcement on Twitter:

Amoako began his college career at Oregon, but he transferred to Houston Baptist after his sophomore season to be closer to home. He had 91 tackles, four tackles for loss and one interception in two seasons.

He’ll provide experience and an ability to play multiple positions.┬áThe 5-11, 195-pound defensive back can play in nickel and as a coverage safety.

He’ll join Jay Sawvel’s secondary in hopes of providing an immediate impact to a group that finished 11th in the country against the pass last year.┬áMinnesota is expected to have standout safety Demarius Travis back after went down in the season opener in 2015.

Jalen Myrick will lock down one of the cornerback spots and a pair of second-year players in KiAnte Hardin and Antonio Shenault could battle for the other.