"I decided to commit to Coach Sawvel today," Louisiana CB Coney Durr said to GopherDigest Saturday evening. "I'm really excited to be a Gopher now and I'd say the biggest reason I decided on Minnesota was because of Coach Sawvel. Him and I have a great relationship and I feel comfortable with him and that he can help me become the best player I can be and the best person I can be. I haven't talked with Coach Claeys yet, but he's going to give me a call here soon."
Durr talked it over with his parents and made the decision earlier this morning.
"My parents and I made a pros and cons list about Minnesota and Kansas State and I just knew I wanted to go to Minnesota," Durr explained. "My mom was a little worried about the distance, but she knew how much it meant to me to head to Minnesota, so she's good with it. She's met with Coach Sawvel a few times now, so she's comfortable. I already told Zo (Craighton) about it and he's excited that I'm coming up there with him. I know I have to get Lloyd in the fold with us now."
Minnesota is getting a player in Durr who may be playing right away.
"Coach Sawvel says I'm a versatile guy who could be playing as soon as next year," Durr told GopherDigest. "I could play some nickle next season, but he thinks I could play anywhere at the corner position. I'm all done with recruiting now and won't be taking an official visits elsewhere. Ski-U-Mah!"