Berkley Edwards has all the makings of a sleeper prospect. Photo courtesy of 247Sports.
Total Commitments: 19
Number of 4-Star and 5-Star Prospects: Zero
Despite playing in a bowl game for the first time since 2009, the Minnesota Golden Gophers were unable to make any strides forward on the recruiting trail.
The North Star State rarely produces talented prospects, so head coach Jerry Kill and his staff have been forced to turn their attention nationwide, which has produced mixed results.
The Golden Gophers were able to snag three recruits from Florida, three more from Georgia, two Texans and a pair from Kansas.
If 3-star signee Daletavius McGhee (Ellenwod, Ga.) can make a smooth transition from safety to cornerback he could get on the field as a freshman, while 3-star athlete Donovahn Jones (Hampton, Ga.) will make a push for early playing time because of his versatility.
Another prospect from this class to watch is 3-star all-purpose back Berkley Edwards (Chelsea, Mich.). The 5'9", 185-pounder is a bit undersized, but he is stocky and runs a sub-4.40-second 40-yard dash. Edwards' athleticism and build should enable him to get on the field as an underclassman.
Overall, Minnesota is bringing in 18 recruits with 3-star ratings along with one other 2-star prospect, which is not exactly going to scare anyone in the Big Ten Conference.