He called Coach Kill this morning to give him the good news and says the coach was very happy.
"He (Coach Kill) was just really excited, happy to have me on board," he said.
Along with being his hometown team, Chris says the coaching staff at Minnesota played a big role in his decision.
"I really like the coaching staff," he said. "The program is going in the right direction. They are on a mission to make the Minnesota football program one of the best in the Big Ten and I want to be a part of that."