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Minnesota Golden Gophers National Signing Day: OL Joe Bjorklund Signs

The Minnesota Golden Gophers have announced that Minnesota offensive lineman Joe Bjorklund is going to stay close to home, having signed a letter of intent to play for Coach Jerry Kill and the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Bjorklund was rated by as the 9th-best prospect in the state of Minnesota by He was ranked as the 60th-best offensive guard prospect in the nation by ESPN/Scouts, Inc. He was given a three-star ranking by both and ESPN/Scouts, Inc., while garnering a two-star rating from

Bjorklund is a 6'5", 285-pound offensive lineman that currently attends Rosemount High School in Rosemount, Minnesota. He earned Associated Press All-State honors this season, as well as getting that recognition from the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Minnesota Vikings. He was also named to the All-Metro team by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and by KARE-11.

For a full bio of Joe Bjorklund, be sure to check out Gopher Sports, the official home of Minnesota Golden Gopher athletics.

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