Possible walk-on Vinny Flury returns from AF visit

Wide receiver Vinny Flury of Lakeville (MN) High, a Gopher football recruited walk-on, returned from visiting the Air Force this weekend. Flury, a 5-9, 175-pounder, helped lead the Panthers to a 14-0 mark and the Class 5A championship. Goldensports.net caught up with Flury's father, Vince, this morning about the visit and his upcoming decision.

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 past summer and was at the passing tournament held at the University of Minnesota. The coaches saw the championship game and had requested film on him. They called him on signing day to express their interest in having him walk-on with the team with the hopes of earning a scholarship.


The Air Force Academy contacted Flury February 9th and invited him to Colorado Springs for a visit this past weekend.


Vince Flury and his wife, Dawn, also went out to visit the campus.


"Has he made a decision? ‘No'."


"The visit went really well. Their recruiting coordinator who covers Minnesota will come over tonight."


Vince said that Minnesota is still in the mix.


"He is visiting the "U" Wednesday and will probably not make a decision until next week."


Vince said that the family enjoyed their visit.


"It was extremely impressive. They have beautiful facilities. We checked out the campus, the stadium and facilities."


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.


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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