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Thursday, July 12, 2012
LB Chris Wipson Commits to Gophers
I am excited to announce that in state LB Chris Wipson has committed to play football for Gophers. Again, these are all only verbal committments at this time, since signing day isn't until February 2013. However, this committment holds a special pride for me, since Chris is a fellow Wayzata Trojan. I was a proud Wayzata Trojan graduate in 2003. Chris impressed the coaching staff at last month's summer camp and was able to earn a scholarship offer. I have his measurables around 6'1" 200lbs and during his junior season with the Trojans he racked up 82 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and 2 interceptions. Chris had not generated strong D1 interest as of yet, but some think that would have changed with another strong senior season. Currently, Chris had scholarship offers from Air Force, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. Here are Chris's own words on why he chose the Gophers, "I really like the coaching staff. The program is going in the right direction. They are on a mission to make the Minnesota football program one of the best in the Big Ten and I want to be a part of that." It is encouraging to continue to hear in state kids buying into the belief that better days are ahead for the Gophers program. Now if we could start to see progress in the win loss column I really think recruits may take a longer look at playing for the Gophers. Here are junior highlights of Chris that have been posted on YouTube. www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0yFqSiyewE