Signee Spotlight: Jeremy Baltazar highlights Blinn College (Texas) defensive back Jeremy Baltazar. The versatile 6-foot, 190-pounder enrolled in January and could help the Gophers at both safety and cornerback.

Profile: Jeremy Baltazar
Size: 6-foot, 190 pounds
Hometown: Corona, Calif.
School: Blinn College
Position: Cornerback
Committed: November 13, 2011

Junior College Highlights:

Baltazar recorded 33 tackles, two interceptions and 10 pass breakups during his sophomore campaign while leading Blinn to a 9-2 season. He was named first-team All-Conference and Honorable Mention All-American for his efforts.

Coach Tracy Claeys' Take:

"He's a tremendous athlete we were able to get out of Blinn Junior College. We have some connections there as a coaching staff goes. We need help in the secondary.

"The nice thing about Jeremy is he played corner and played awfully well. He's extremely athletic but he has the size to where he could possibly move into safety too and give us some help.

"We tried to take as many kids as we can that has the opportunity to play more than one position and he definitely fits the bill to help us in the secondary."

Getting to Know:

Do you have a planned major?
"I plan on majoring in Communications."

What are your goals for next season?
"To help the team win as many games as possible and to try to get to the Rose Bowl. I know there will be competition, so I plan on competing for a starting spot."

Is there a particular athlete you try to model yourself after?
"I don't really model myself after any athlete. My favorite athlete is Barry Sanders, but I don't model myself after him. He's just my favorite athlete and a great role model."

How do you feel about the new uniforms?
"I like them. They give a little pro combat look."

What is your favorite TV show?
"I haven't really been watching too much TV lately. I just watch SportsCenter and ESPN when I am watching TV."

Who is your favorite musical artist?
"My favorite music artist right now would have to be Soulja Boy."

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