The Gophers picked up their fifth commitment for their 2015 class as Red Wing (MN.) senior offensive tackle Nick Connelly pulled the trigger and committed to Minnesota. The 6-6, 265-pound tackle camped earlier this month and impressed head coach Jerry Kill and offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover. Shortly after, Connelly was offered and the thought of committing to Minnesota became a real possibility.
The three star prospect was 6-5, 240-pounds, but since the added height and weight, the Minnesota coaches see him more as an offensive tackle instead of an defensive end.