Pierce Walsh, a 3-star tight end recruit out of Lisle, Illinois (Benet Academy), has announced his commitment to play in the Big Ten.

Walsh, who has played wide receiver and defensive end in high school, announced his commitment to Minnesota after the 6-foot-4 and 205-pounder, who has 14 offers, is rated the No. 20 player in the state of Illinois, and the No. 51 player in the class of 2023, according to the 247Sports Composite.

Walsh is the fifth player to commit to the Gophers’ Class of 2023 after OL Reese Tripp, OL Jerome Williams, RB Darius Taylor and CB Za’Quan Bryan. He was recruited by Greg Harbaugh Jr. and Brian Callahan.

Some of Walsh’s offers include Rutgers, Air Force, Army and Navy, and 7 Mid-American Conference schools. He reportedly visited the Minnesota campus in early April.

Here’s a scouting report from The Daily Gopher:

“Last season, Walsh hauled in 30 receptions for 474 yards and three touchdowns as a wide receiver, and recorded 26 tackles, four tackles for loss, and two sacks as a defensive end. Minnesota has him penciled in at the tight end position once he steps on campus, so I expect there will be a learning curve, especially in terms of developing as a run blocker. That said, Walsh has a good frame and is a natural athlete. He’ll need to add to his frame once he gets to Minnesota, but Walsh has skills as a pass catcher that could be a valuable addition to the Gophers’ tight end room, where Brevyn Spann-Ford is already carving out a dynamic role.”

Here are his highlights from Hudl: