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Gophers get commitment from 6-foot-7 Columbia Heights tight end

He's the third Class of 2022 in-state recruit to commit to the Gophers.

A 6-foot-7 tight end from Columbia Heights has committed to play football for the Gophers. 

Spencer Alvarez announced his decision Thursday on social media. 

“Wasn’t a hard choice because of how the coaching staff has made me feel at home in their program and trusting in me enough to offer me a scholarship while rehabbing a torn ACL,” Alvarez wrote on Twitter. “So, I would like to announce my commitment to the University of Minnesota.”

According to 247Sports, Alvarez is a two-star recruit and the only other college to offer him a scholarship through his junior year was Division II Minnesota State-Mankato. 

The 245-pound tight end, who also plays defense at Columbia Heights High School, is the sixth commitment to the U of M's Class of 2022, and the third from Minnesota. 

  • Trey Bixby - 4-star DB from Lakewood, Ohio
  • Jacob Knuth - 3-star QB from Harrisburg, South Dakota
  • Coleman Bryson - 3-star S from Gap, Georgia
  • Kristen Hoskins - 3-star WR from Alexandria, Minnesota
  • Tony Nelson - 3-star OL from Tracy, Minnesota
  • Spencer Alvarez - 2-star TE from Columbia Heights, Minnesota

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