Henry Sibley OL interested in U

Ryan Knoll, a 6-5, 300-pound offensive lineman cleared the way for Darrel Davenport Friday night. Davenport rushed for 192 yards and three touchdowns in a Henry Sibley High School win. Saturday, both attended Minnesota's win over Tulsa as guests of the Gophers. Knoll recently talked to GoldenSports.Net about his future.

A pair of Henry Sibley High School football standouts are interested in playing for the Gophers next season, and one of them, Ryan Knoll, recently talked about his interest in the Gophers.

Knoll is a 6-5, 300-pound offensive lineman. His teammate, 6-1, 190-pound running back Darrel Davenport, has also received interest from the Gophers. Henry Sibley (located in Mendota Heights, MN) defeated Simley High School 35-6 Friday, behind the blocking of Knoll and the running of Davenport.

Davenport rushed for 192 yards and three touchdowns – including an 87-yard scamper for a score. Both were guests of the Gophers at the Metrodome Saturday to watch the Gophers in their 49-10 crushing of Tulsa.

"I've talked to them off and on, and I have met with Mr. Mason and talked with him about playing for the Gophers," said Knoll. "I really like the facilities and would love to play for the Gophers if I got a chance."

Knoll said he receives about three or four letters a day from Division I and Division II schools. He said right now his two favorites are Minnesota and Colorado.

"I haven't ruled anything out and am keeping my options open," said Knoll.

Henry Sibley head coach Tom Orth said Knoll is a tremendous player who has the ability to make an impact playing Division I football.

"He is a big, strong kid," said Orth.

Stay tuned to GoldenSports.Net for more recruiting information throughout the year.

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