Skip to main content

Minnesota's top football recruit is sticking with the Gophers

It's a good start for Gophers football after player backlash following the firing of Tracy Claeys.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Tracy Claeys and his coaching staff are gone from the Gophers, but Minnesota's top football recruit from staying the course.

Blaise Andries, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound offensive lineman from Marshall tweeted Wednesday that he's not de-committing.

"It certainly saddens me to hear of the release of Coach Claeys and his staff," Andries wrote. "I want to thank them for the relationships and the offer. I wish them the best of luck and I know that they will be successful in the next chapter of their coaching careers and lives. Hopefully some will be considered for the current openings. That would be awesome. Nevertheless, I am still committed to the University of Minnesota. Thank you, Go Gophers!"

That's a good start for Minnesota with speculation that incoming recruits and current players could leave the program after Claeys was fired.

"No one is happy with the administration right now," senior quarterback Mitch Leidner said, via Land of 10. "I don’t know who would want to be a part of this program at this time.”

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-05-18 at 12.54.22 PM

MOA theater to debut wrap-around, 270-degree movie screen

The new technology will expand the movie screen onto the side walls of the theater auditorium.

Trevor Scott May

Driver ejected in fatal Roseville crash identified as 30-year-old

The crash temporarily shutdown westbound Highway 36.

Kim Crockett

Endorsed candidate's campaign video used antisemitic trope at MN GOP convention

The video aired before GOP-backed secretary of state candidate Kim Crockett's speech at the state party convention.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, May 18

More than 2,000 new cases in today's report.

Thomas Lane

Ex-cop Thomas Lane pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd killing

The former Minneapolis police officer appeared in court on Wednesday morning.

14 W Main St, Anoka, MN 55303, United States - September 2021

2 dead after driver flees cop in Coon Rapids, crashes in Anoka

The double-fatal crash happened on Main Street near Ferry Street in Anoka.

Adam Hunter Pattishall.

Fleeing suspect charged in crash that left husband dead, wife critical

Daniel Joseph Fisher, 57, died from multiple blunt force injuries in a crash Sunday. His wife, Cathleen, is in critical condition as of Tuesday.

storm, severe weather

Threat of severe weather returns to Minnesota for 2 days

Isolated severe storms Wednesday, followed by scattered severe storms Thursday.

ambulance

1 dead, 2 injured in crash at intersection in Ramsey

The crash happened at the intersection of Bunker Lake Blvd. and Sunfish Lake Blvd.

Related

Minnesota's top football recruit is sticking with the Gophers

It's a good start for Gophers football after player backlash following the firing of Tracy Claeys.

Gophers AD: Tracy Claeys 'is our football coach'

Get ready for more of Tracy Claeys leading the Gophers.

Gophers AD: Tracy Claeys 'is our football coach'

Get ready for more of Tracy Claeys leading the Gophers.

Gophers AD to meet with Claeys about future of Gophers football

Gophers AD to meet with Tracy Claeys about future of the football program.

Gophers AD to meet with Claeys about future of Gophers football

Gophers AD to meet with Tracy Claeys about future of the football program.

Tracy Claeys: Fired as head coach of Gophers football

Hundreds of people have called for Claeys to be let go following a public sexual assault investigation involving Gophers players.

Tracy Claeys: Fired as head coach of Gophers football

Hundreds of people have called for Claeys to be let go following a public sexual assault investigation involving Gophers players.

Gophers just got 'the best New York City point guard since Kemba Walker'

Isaiah Washington is considered the best recruit out of New York City.