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Friday, June 29, 2012
Owen Salzwedel verbally commits to the Gophers
Owen Salzwedel became the 4th verbal commitment of the Gophers 2013 recruiting class on June 21st. Owen is 6'5" 235lbs and plays defensive end for Beaver Dam High School in Beaver Dam, WI. Much like Chris Streveler, Owen hasn't received much interest from big D1 programs yet. However he does hold offers from Central Michigan, Northern Illinois and Toledo. After his senior season this fall, Owen will have been a 3 year starter. In 2010, Owen recorded 11 sacks and improved upon that last year by notching13 sacks as a junior. The Gophers continue to desperately need to upgrade their pass rush and Owen seems to be the next piece to the puzzle. His measurables continue to follow the Gophers trend of seeking slightly undersized ends that have the speed and athleticism to get to the quarterback quickly.