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OL Ashton Beers Commits to Minnesota

Minnesota wins again in Wisconsin.

PJ Fleck and the staff are putting the finishing touches on the 2022 recruiting class before the early signing period, and today the Gophers have added their 16th commitment, this time from Slinger (WI) offensive tackle Ashton Beers.

"I first heard from them the Friday before they played Wisconsin, they were talking about a potential offer and then coach Callahan came down Tuesday and offered me on that night," Beers said. "After that I decided to take an official visit that weekend, and I committed during the visit."

The 6-foot-5, 295-pound lineman was formerly committed to North Dakota State and chose Minnesota over offers from Harvard, Air Force, Central Michigan, Penn, Toledo, and more.

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Beers was on an official visit over the last weekend, and quickly realized that he wanted to spend his college years in Minneapolis.

"It has always been a dream and goal of mine to play in the Big Ten, I think there is no better conference to play in," Beers said. "I was really impressed with everything on the visit from the coaches to the facilities and resources, it all was just really nice. I loved being around both coach Fleck and coach Callahan, they are both two different people but they both let me know that they really wanted me and needed more players like me for the team to continue playing at a high level."

It doesn’t take a long look at his film to realize that Beers is able to use a lot of raw strength and physicality to get the better of defenders, and can certainly translate that to the next level with time and coaching under offensive line coach Brian Callahan.

"I definitely play pretty physical, I just really love the physicality aspect of football." Beers told TGR. "I think I have a lot of potential and can help the team do something special in the next four or five years."

He is the second commit on the offensive line for the class, joining in-state tackle Tony Nelson. He will sign with the Gophers on the 15th and enroll in the summer.

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