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LB Peter Westerhaus Signs With Minnesota Golden Gophers

The Minnesota Golden Gophers have kept another of Minnesota's top high school players close to home, as linebacker Peter Westerhaus has signed a letter of intent to play his college football for the Coach Jerry Kill and the Gophers.

Westerhaus, a 6'3", 205-pound linebacker, played his high school football at Holy Family High School in Chanhassen, Minnesota. has Westerhaus ranked as the 3rd-best high school player in the state of Minnesota, and the 68th-best outside linebacker prospect in the nation. ESPN/Scouts, Inc. has Westerhaus as the 100th-best outside linebacker in the nation, while has him listed as a tight end, ranking him at 70th in the nation at that position. All three of those scouting services have given him a three-star rating.

Westerhaus was named Minnesota's Mr. Football for 2010, as well as a second-team All-American at the tight end position by He played both ways in high school in 2010, recording 139 tackles and finding the end zone for 11 touchdowns.

For more information about Peter Westerhaus, be sure to check out his official bio at Gopher Sports. You can also take a look at these highlights of him.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.