Minnesota Football: Gopher Freshmen One-Step Closer to the Season

Minnesota Football 2017 Match Preview Prediction and Players: Ahh, summer. A time for grilling out, going to the beach, and waiting for the new freshmen numbers to be posted on gophersports.com. Well while this weekend hopefully you will be doing a lot of the first two, wait no more for the latter. The numbers are here! While most numbers won’t mean anything to the general public, they can definitely have to mean to the players. All us fans can do is to see who has what number and irrationally compare them to who wore the number previously. Don’t think that Damarius Travis won’t be checking in to make sure Ken Handy-Holly doesn’t besmirch his #7 next fall.

Distance makes the heart grow fonder. Whitefish native Luke May discovered that over the past year. Not only does May miss the Treasure State, but he also misses its most popular sport. After initially choosing to commit to the University of Minnesota track & field program, Whitefish native Luke May couldn’t resist his urge to get back on a football field. May spent one year as a Golden Gopher but has now decided that he wants to play football again, transferring to Montana State to play for Jeff Choate and his staff.

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“I missed it a ton,” May said. “It was a really hard year to not be playing it, and you see all your friends — a lot of my friends are playing college football, and I just thought that I should be playing.” While sporting a Minnesota uniform, May was the program’s top javelin thrower. He held five of the top six throws and finished 14th at the Big Ten Championships. But he admits, even as a three-time Montana state champion in the javelin throw, that his heart was not fully in it.

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After a year throwing the javelin at Minnesota, May is transferring back to his home state to play football. With walk-on spots available at both Montana and Montana State, May chose the Bobcats on Thursday. The deciding factor was a chance to compete for playing time at quarterback in Bozeman, said May’s father Eric. The Grizzlies’ crowded backfield afforded no such opportunity. UM wanted May on defense.May piloted Whitefish past Dillon 17-13 to win the State A championship in November 2015, the program’s first title since 1979. He then impressed in the summer of 2016 in a pair of all-star games. May was named MVP of the Montana East-West Shrine Game and offensive MVP of the Knights of Columbus Badlands Bowl.

Minnesota Football 2017, “I knew he was a great competitor, but he played at such a higher level when we played in the MonDak and the Shrine Game,” Whitefish head coach Chad Ross said. “When you put other guys that were of equal talent with him, I was like, ‘Oh wow, this guy can play.'” But May was just as talented throwing the javelin. He won his third straight title in the event at the 2016 State A meet. That stretch included a throw of 206 feet, 7 inches that earned him gold as a sophomore, still the ninth-best throw in state history since Montana switched to the new IAAF javelin in 2002. Source Link

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