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Sunday, December 9, 2012
De'Niro Laster pledges to Golden Gophers

By Jared Shanker

Jerry Kill is closing Minnesota's 2013 class strong.

The Golden Gophers coach added another commitment Sunday as three-star athlete De'Niro Laster (Cleveland Heights, Ohio/Cleveland Heights) pledged to Minnesota.

"Just did about 15 minutes ago," confirmed Cleveland Heights coach Jeff Rotsky.

Laster added a Minnesota offer in November, and the Gophers instantly became one of Laster's favorites. Minnesota signed Antonio Johnson, Laster's former teammate at Shaker Heights, in the 2012 class.

Minnesota recruited Laster as an outside linebacker.

The Gophers have added four commitments since Nov. 29 and now have 13 commitments in all.