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College football: Gophs’ recruiting class the best of Kill’s tenure

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MINNEAPOLIS — Gophers football coach Jerry Kill made his third full recruiting class his best yet.

The University of Minnesota on Wednesday signed 20 scholarship players, including the state’s No. 1 recruit, running back Jeff Jones of Minneapolis Washburn, plus other high-potential prospects who added depth at wide receiver, tight end and on the defensive line.


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