Minnesota’s 2023 recruiting class is taking shape. The Gophers are up to 14 commitments, with 2 verbal pledges Monday. The second commitment of the day came from Karter Menz, an edge defender out of West Fargo, North Dakota.

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Menz shared the news on his Twitter account:

Listed at 6-5, 215 pounds, Menz is rated 3-stars, the No. 1 recruit in North Dakota, No. 78 edge defender and No. 983 prospect overall nationally in the class of 2023 on the 247Sports Composite.

Menz has 17 scholarship offers, including Nebraska, Kansas, Stanford and Vanderbilt. Menz’s junior-season 2021 highlights can be viewed below, via Hudl: