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Recruiting: No better than average perception

The Gophers' recruiting Class of 2004 isn't impressing a lot of people, but there are several very solid prospects that could be pleasant surprises under Glen Mason.

The Gophers had the kind of recruiting class that might be expected from a mid-level Big Ten team — just fine but not spectacular. The recruiting class took a hit early on when offensive lineman Lydon Murtha, a top-50 national prospect, withdrew his verbal commitment to eventually sign with Nebraska. Murtha played his high school football in Minnesota. That loss might have hurt the perception of... Recommended Stories

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