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Johnny Carlson talks about Gophers and new stadium

Johnny Carlson talks about Gopher future

Minnetonka (MN) Hopkins quarterback Johnny Carlson did not attend Minnesota's 48-7 win over Troy State. However, the Minnesota commitment did have a good excuse as he was still recovering from bruises he suffered in the Royals' 23-14 loss to rival Minnetonka on Friday. Carlson was the first player to commit from the Class of 2004, but in a GodlenSports.net exclusive, Gopher fans may not have to wait a year to see him in Maroon and Gold.

Johnny Carlson told me tonight that he plans to graduate early and enroll in time for spring practice.   "I met with Coach Mason and he asked me about graduating in January. I have to take 12 credits. I was able to get a lot of credits taken as a freshman and sophomore. This is something that I want to do."   Carlson said that his parents were in favor of him graduating early.   "As long as I...

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