PJ Fleck confirmed this week that freshman quarterback Jacob Knuth is no longer on the team.

Knuth, who shared the news on on social media, signed as a part of the 2022 recruiting class for the Gophers and had been enrolled since June. Knuth was the top-rated player in South Dakota in the 2022 class, and chose Minnesota over Kansas State among 7 offers.

Knuth put it this way: “After many prayers and difficult conversations, I have decided to enter the transfer portal with 4 years of eligibility remaining. Thank you to Coach Fleck, the entire coaching staff, and my teammates for my time at Minnesota-I’m forever grateful.”

The remaining QBs on the roster are Athan Kaliakmanis and Cole Kramer along with true freshman Drew Viotto.