It’s another win for Minnesota and new coach P.J. Fleck. Running back Mohamed Ibrahim, a 3-star prospect per 247Sports, announced on Sunday night that he has committed to the Gophers.
“I am proud to announce I am committed to the University of Minnesota and look forward to joining the Gopher family,” Ibrahim wrote on Twitter.
3-star RB Mohamed Ibrahim picks Minnesota, P.J. Fleck:
— Mohamed Ibrahim Jr™ (@_MoIbrahim) January 9, 2017
Ibrahim, listed at 5 feet 9 and 178 pounds, is rated as the nation’s No. 39 running back by 247 Sports’ composite rankings. Ibrahim is also the 13th-ranked player in the state of Maryland.
The new commitment continues a string of success for the Gophers. Six of Fleck’s commits from Western Michigan quickly revealed they were following Fleck to his new job: DE Esezi Otomewo, DT Noah Hickcox, OG John Schmitz, LB Trenton Guthrie, QB Tanner Morgan and WR Chris Bell.
On Sunday, two more Western Michigan commits also announced they were following Fleck: DL Nate Umlor and OL Kyle Sassack.
Minnesota officially introduced the 36-year-old Fleck as its new coach on Friday. He was 30-22 in four seasons as the Broncos’ coach, including a 13-0 regular season in 2016 that earned Western Michigan a spot in the Cotton Bowl. Western Michigan lost to Wisconsin in that game, 24-16.
— #WeAreGC (@gcfootball) January 9, 2017