- Jared Shanker, ESPN Staff Writer
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Gaelin Elmore had a top two of Iowa State and Wisconsin last month. He was coming off of visits to Indiana, Michigan State and Ohio State.
And then the Somerset (Wis.) High School tight end committed to Minnesota on Sunday. The 6-foot-5, 243-pound Elmore told ESPN.com of his commitment in a text message.
Elmore made a visit to Minnesota a few weeks ago and was back on the Gophers’ campus on Sunday. He began leaning toward Minnesota after that initial visit, which came after a visit to Iowa State. He camped at Ohio State this weekend, but he did not land an offer.
It is another major addition for Gophers coach Jerry Kill, who also has a commitment from Jeff Jones, although Jones could very well sign elsewhere come February.
Michigan State, Nebraska and Wisconsin are among Elmore’s other offers. It is a rare in-state miss for the Badgers, who have done extremely well locking up the limited talent in their own backyard.
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