In recent years, like say, the last 20 or so, Iowa and Wisconsin have out-recruited Minnesota in her backyard, typically landing the recruits they go after, with the Gophers usually ending up as more of an afterthought than anything else.
Yeah, that’s coming to an end, and fast.
On the heels of the Isaac Hayes verbal a couple of weeks back, coach Jerry Kill has landed the massive Jonah Persig, who many people consider to be the top offensive lineman prospect in the state.
This is a big deal for a couple of reasons. Pirsig was also being heavily recruited by Wisconsin and Iowa, and this just goes to show what kind of impression Kill is making across the state.
And Wisconsin and Iowa have had a ton of success over the years recruiting guys like Pirsig and building massive offensive lines, and with this get, it looks like Kill is actually doing what Timmy, Glen Mason, and every other Gophers coach failed to do, and that’s lure top in state talent to Minneapolis.
This doesn’t mean anything yet in terms of results on the field, but the symbolic victory is substantial.