Minneapolis (Minn.) North athlete Tyler Johnson decided to end his recruting process on Sunday evening when he announced that he'll be playing for head coach Jerry Kill and playing football for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Johnson was excited that he'll be able to stay home and play for his home state school.
"Growing up in Minneapolis, Minnesota was a dream school for me," Johnson said to GopherDigest.com. "I always went to all of their camps as a kid and it just was the place for me. I felt very comfortable there and when I was talking with my parents over the weekend and I told them that Minnesota was where my heart was and that's where I wanted to go."
Johnson spoke with the Gophers coaches this evening to make it official.
"I first spoke with Coach Sherels and he was excited," Johnson explained. "We talked about the commitment and he just told me I have to tell Coach Kill and we'll be good to go."
Johnson could play an assortment of positions for Minnesota and he's committed to the Gophers as a true athlete. He'll come to campus and Minnesota will figure out the best position for him, whether it's wide receiver or defensive back.
"The coaches really haven't told me what position they want me at, but I'm ready to get there and start working. I think I'll be shutting down my recruiting and I'll be firm to the Gophers."