Walk-on candidate Vinny Flury gets another offer

The Minnesota Gophers have hoped to land talented wide receiver Vinny Flury of Lakeville as a recruited-walk-on. However, he has caught the eye of a Division I program, who has offered him a scholarship. Flury, a 5-9, 175-pounder, helped lead the Panthers to a 14-0 mark and the Class 5A championship. He had a standout senior season and was named to the Minneapolis Star Tribune All-Metro Team and first-team AP All-State. He was recently named the Old Spice Red Zone Minnesota Player of the Year

Vinny Flury will visit the Air Force Academy, which contacted Flury February 9th. He admits that he has never been to Colorado."


"I've never seen a mountain before."


Flury said that the offer from the Air Force gives the Falcons an edge over walking-on at Minnesota.


Flury was to visit the Minnesota campus Monday, but the visit was postponed until next Wednesday.


Flury admitted that his college decision might be made up before then as he is dwon to just the Air Force or Minnesota.


"I might commit after this weekend."


Flury caught two touchdown passes in the Prep Bowl to lead the Panthers in a 34-9 win over Hastings. He finished the season with 78 receptions for 1,198 yards and 18 receiving touchdowns this season. Flury had 13 carries for 144 yards, two rushing touchdowns and one punt return for a score. He also led the state in receptions as a junior with 60 grabs.


Minnesota assistant coach Vic Adamle had visited Lakeville High in December to visit with Flury and teammate and close friend Brylee Callender


Flury attended the Gopher football camp this summer and was at the passing tournament held at the University of Minnesota. The coaches saw the championship game and have requested film on him.


Flury said that many teams are looking at him as a slot receiver and a special teams performer. Flury received scholarship offers or interest from Minnesota-Duluth, Minnesota-Mankato and Concordia-St. Paul. He has also gotten some interest from North Dakota State, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Wayne State. He visited Concordia-St. Paul and St. Cloud State.


Flury said that his strengths are getting yardage after the catch and his hands. He utilizes spin moves and has excellent vision to avoid tacklers.


Flury wants to improve his speed. He currently runs a 4.58 40-yard dash and wants to get under 4.5. He bench presses 235 pounds.


The Panthers utilized Flury on wide receiver reverses more as the season progressed. He had six rushes for 107 yards against defending state champion Eden Prairie in the state playoffs. Flury started the game with a 95-yard reverse and later caught two touchdown passes to end the Eagles' season. Eden Prairie had won four state titles in the past seven years. 


 The Panthers cruised through the regular season. They outscored their opposition 545-178 in their 14 games.


Flury scored a 22 on his ACT and has a 3.4 GPA. He plans to major in business or business finance.  


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