LB MIKE RALLIS SOPHOMORE
A bit of déjà vu could do the trick
This spring the 6' 2", 210-pound Rallis switched from safety to linebacker—the position that he played in high school—and quickly locked up the starting spot on the strong side with a standout performance. Minnesota lost all three of its starting linebackers, so Rallis's smooth transition could be a major boost to an inexperienced Gophers defense.
LT JIMMY GJERE FRESHMAN
Keeping him in the Land of 10,000 Lakes
Minnesota was able to persuade this 6' 7" 300-pounder from New Brighton, Minn., to stay in-state. The four-star recruit was one of the team's earliest 2010 commitments, and his large wingspan should provide good pass protection in years to come.