Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Gophers Offer Lakeville South's Mitch Leidner a Scholarship

Lakeville South's quarterback Mitch Leidner met with Gopher head coach Jerry Kill on Monday when Kill offered Leidner a scholarship.

The Gophers had been planning on trying to make him a tight end because of his size and athleticism, but their minds were changed soon after they saw Leidner throw at a tournament this summer.

The 6-4, 220-pound quarterback threw for 2,096 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior last fall.

Wow, this would be a great signing for the Gophers if they can somehow get him. Leidner is being aggressively pursued by the Iowa Hawkeyes and if they got him they would also be keeping him away from one of their biggest rivals. Hopefully Kill can sign this kid because keeping big time talent in state is going to be a key to Kill's success at Minnesota.

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