"Coach Brian Anderson is the Minnesota coach that offered me," Locust Grove (Ga.) running back Caleb Huntley said to GopherDigest. "He said they really like me and that I'm a Big Ten tailback to them as I already have the size and they think I have great game spyeed. He said they wanted to offer as I could play there and be a factor out there. He also said they have a lot to offer from an academic standpoint."
Minnesota being Huntley's first power five offer is going to benefit the Gophers significantly.
"It just feels good to know that the hard work you put in everyday pays off,' Huntley explained to GopherDigest. "I was just ecstatic to get my first big-time offer. I don't know a lot of about the state of Minnesota, but as far as a football team, I know they compete and they play good football. I know they also have the running backs from Pickens (Shannon Brooks) and Mundy's Mill's (Rodney Smith), and Anderson said they tote the rock. He said their staff loves the Georgia guys on the team there. That definitely helps Minnesota with me as I feel like their program can get me where I'm trying to get and I can't wait to visit Minnesota. I'll either visit Minnesota this summer or our fall break."
The Gophers are in a good place for the sleeper Georgia running back now following his first power-five offer.
"My interest in Minnesota is high as I could see going there honestly," Huntley told GopherDigest. "I've watch their games and like their offensive schemes as well. I've heard a lot from Western Kentucky, Miami (Oh.), North Carolina, Chattanooga, Kennesaw State and Georgia Southern too. I'll be visiting Kennesaw State next Friday and I'm not sure on Western Kentucky yet."