Woodbury (Minn.) East Ridge running back Dominik London commits to the Minnesota Golden Gophers

Woodbury (Minn.) East Ridge running back Dominik London committed to the Minnesota Golden Gophers on an unofficial visit to campus today, and here's what the Gophers are getting and what London told GopherDigest tonight.


Woodbury (Minn.) East Ridge running back Dominik London decided to pull the trigger on a scholarship offer from the University of Minnesota this evening following an unofficial visit to their campus with his family. New Gophers running back commit Dominik London was offered a full-ride scholarship to Minnesota last week after a strong performance at their camp on June 5th. London didn't waste any-time in accepting the Gophers offer. 

"The visit went great and I decided to commit to the University of Minnesota tonight," London told GopherDigest. "I decided to commit as I've seen everything I need to see and hear. I love Minnesota. When I committed, I had head coach Tracy Claeys in the room, the running back coach, and the offensive coordinator and I told them I've been thinking about it for a while and I've talked to my parents about it and they support my decision fully, so I decided to commit to the University of Minnesota. The coaches were all surprised when I told them, but they're really happy to have me on board."

"The haven't told me a whole lot about how they would want to use me exactly, but they did say I'm the best guy they have coming in and they are excited to have me. I feel great now that I have my decision off my back and now I can just focus on my high school team and senior year. I'm 100% done with recruiting and I won't be taking any other visits elsewhere. I want Gopher fans to know that this hometown kid is staying home to play for Minnesota."

London is the fourth in-state recruit to commit to the Gophers thus far, joining Blaise Andries, Eric Abojei and Grant Ryerse.


Scout.com has London rated as a three-star, the best running back in Minnesota, and the 70th rated running back in the country. Here's what Midwest analyst Allen Trieu had to say about Minnesota's new running back commit. 

"London is a kid who has really done well at camps the last few months here, but it hasn't been just the camps, his junior film is really good, I think the camps have just added validation to it. He's not a tall kid, but as coaches have said in the past, running back is not a vertical position. He's a stocky kid with a running back build."

"I like a couple things about him, first, he has nifty feet in the hole. He does some subtle things and makes little cuts that help him make defenders miss or get to a cutback lane. His center of gravity allows him to break arm tackles, and his acceleration is good. I think he's shown recently at the camps that he has good enough timed speed to go with his other tools. He's also caught the ball well at these events."

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