Edina Safety Nick Rallis Commits To Minnesota

Nick Rallis, a 5-foot-11, 200-pound sophomore safety from Edina (MN) High, has committed to Minnesota. Rallis is the younger brother of current Gopher linebacker, Mike, and is one of the state's best players in the Class of 2012. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Rallis Sunday to learn more about decision.

Nick Rallis helped lead Edina to a 6-6 mark last season, losing to Eden Prairie 51-21 in the second round of the playoffs. He finished second on the team in tackles as a sophomore with 90 total tackles, 60 solos. Rallis had one interception return for 17 yards.

What was the main reason youb decided to commit now?

"It was just kind of a no-brainer. When your home school offers you. as earlier as they offered me, you go play for your home school, you know. You do it for your state, your home and also I get to play with my brother, so it was a no-brainer for me."

When did they extend the offer to you?

"They told me yesterday. Brewster called my brother and told him and me and my brother called Brewster and he told me that they have a scholarship for me and I committed right there and then."

You had told me at the spring game that it would be neat to play with your brother because you had never played with him before. Was that one of the big factors in the decision?

"Yes and just being able to be in there before I get to college and I feel I'll come in really prepared. I'll know what I am coming into. I also think that they know what kind of player they are getting, because I think that me and my brother are similar in many ways. I think that it was just best for both worlds. Like I said, it was kind of a no-brainer. I feel real comfortable going down there. I feel like I'll have a good shot to come in and make a difference early."

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