Former Minnesota commit Dredrick Snelson turns down B1G teams for UCF
There was a thought that Minnesota commit Dredrick Snelson was going to flip to another B1G school, specifically Maryland or Penn State.
Well, the Under Armour All-American receiver flipped, but it wasn’t to another B1G school.
Snelson announced on Wednesday that he’ll attend the University of Central Florida.
The announcement came as a bit of a surprise from Snelson, who once tweeted that Gopher fans should never “question his loyalty.”
But on Wednesday, he didn’t even have the Minnesota hat on the table for his announcement. Instead, he had UCF, Maryland and Penn State.
The Florida native was originally a Miami (FL) commit, but he switched to the Gophers back in February. He kept his commitment to the program despite the fact that he took official visits to Maryland, Penn State and UCF.
It’s a tough break for all three B1G teams that were pursuing the three-star receiver.
UCF hired former Nebraska quarterback Scott Frost as its new head coach at season’s end, but the Knights were the only team in FBS that went winless in 2015.
Minnesota currently boasts the ninth-ranked 2016 class in the B1G and the 46th-ranked group nationally, according to 247sports.