• "JJ" Journalist Jake

Gopher Football Has Entered the Twilight Zone

There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. It is the space where the University of Minnesota Gopher football team has the seventh best recruiting class in the nation. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.


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Before I go any further, if you have not seen the original Twilight Zone series, you are missing out. Rod Serling, the host of the show, was a genius, who knew how to captivate audiences through his enticing monologues.


And if he were here today, he would most certainly believe, 100 percent, we are living in a real-life Twilight Zone episode. Why? Because just like I mentioned above, the Gophers have the seventh, THE SEVENTH, best recruiting class in the nation for the class of 2021 as well as the third best class in the Big Ten. That never happens!


We barely graze the top 40 on a yearly basis. Look at Minnesota's class rankings since 2000 according to 247sports:

The Gophers seem to consistently put together average to below average recruiting classes year after year. You can't do that if you want to compete in the Big Ten!


Sure, they had some descent teams in the early 2000s, but they all came up short of winning that precious Big Ten title and punching a ticket to the Rose Bowl.


And now that PJ Fleck is at the helm, that trend of mediocrity seems to be changing in the right direction (hopefully). The fact the Gopher football team is able to break the top 10 is crazy!


PJ is landing top players who are turning down pristine schools to come HERE out of all places! He must be doing something right. Just take a look at the 2021 commitments for yourself. Pretty inspiring if you ask me.

They sit at the top of the rankings with some of college football's greatest including Clemson, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan, you name it! Freaking INSAAAAANE!


It's very weird to see as a Minnesota fan, I tell ya! It's almost like we are in some different dimension.....some parallel universe.......something like.......the Twilight Zone!


Before you know it, the Gophers will be the 2023 national champions...........only in the Twilight Zone!


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ROW THE BOAT! SKI-U-MAH! GO GOPHERS!

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