Minnesota added their ninth commitment on Monday when Copperas Cove (TX.) senior middle linebacker Jaylen Waters pledged to become a Gopher. He came in on unofficial to Minneapolis this past weekend for their BBQ recruiting and really enjoyed himself.
The 6-1, 230-pound athletic linebacker runs a 4.5 forty time and will fit perfectly into what the Gophers like to do on defense. With his recruitment, he held offers from Nevada and Texas State along with hearing from Baylor, TCU, Texas A&M and Texas Tech.
?????? Minnesota Golden Gophers pic.twitter.com/0RLxoJefNh— Jaylen Waters (@Texas_boy49) July 20, 2014
Below is his announcement he made that he was committing to Minnesota via Twitter:
Excited to say that the University of Minnesota will be my new home in 2015 & where I will further my education. Golden Gopher Commit ????????— Jaylen Waters (@Texas_boy49) July 21, 2014
He is the second linebacker commit in this class joining Bolingbrook (IL.) senior outside linebacker Julian Huff. Minnesota in this class has commitments from five states and Canada now. They are going far and wide to find the talent and it is paying off by picking up their three commits in a 3 day span.