Andre McDonald was one of the nation’s most sought-after receivers coming out of Hopkins High School in 2012. Ohio State, UCLA, Michigan State, Vanderbilt and Minnesota all courted the four-star recruit.
He ultimately opted for the Gophers but left the program last fall after being suspended multiple times.
Now, McDonald plans to enroll at Division III University of Wisconsin-River Falls to play football and basketball, he told the Minnesota Daily on Jan. 14.
Andre McDonald left the Gophers football program last fall after multiple suspensions.
Philip Nelson is leaving the University of Minnesota football program after two seasons, according to multiple reports that surfaced Thursday.
Nelson, a Mankato, Minn., native, started nine games during the 2013 season and recorded 1,306 passing yards, nine touchdowns and six interceptions. He also rushed for six touchdowns in Minnesota's run-heavy offense.
Minnesota sophomore quarterback Philip Nelson announced his decision to transfer Wednesday.
Mere minutes after the Gophers’ 14-3 loss to Michigan State on Saturday in East Lansing, Mich., head coach Jerry Kill walked into a trailer that had been converted into a makeshift media room.
That trailer was stuffed with reporters who had just witnessed what Kill called a “very physical football game.” Minnesota played a hard-nosed brand of football that kept the team in the contest until the final minutes.
That brand also resulted in a couple of key injuries.