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OL target Tony Nelson becomes Gophers second in-state commitment

During the month of February, Tracy (Minn.) offensive lineman Tony Nelson was emerging as an in-state prospect to keep an eye on after picking up offers from South Dakota and Central Michigan.

Then, Minnesota changed the game by extending an offer on February 25th.

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After a virtual visit with the Gophers coaching staff on March 1st, the 6-foot-7, 265-pound prospect didn't wait too long, announcing his commitment to Minnesota on Sunday night.

"Loved the Gophers (growing up), always been a dream of mine to play there," Nelson told TGR after his virtual visit.

Head coach P.J. Fleck and his staff are getting a versatile athlete that plays both left tackle and defensive end.

Nelson also plays basketball and and is involved in track for his high school, throwing the shot-put, discuss, and running the 100-meters.

Nelson becomes the fourth overall commitment for Minnesota in the 2022 class, joining St. Edward (Oh.) defensive end Trey Bixby, Harrisburg (S.D.) quarterback Jacob Knuth, and fellow in-state prospect Kristen Hoskins, a wide receiver out of Alexandria (Minn.).

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