One of the best high school players in the state of Minnesota is staying close to home.
Benjamin Sapp III, a 3-star cornerback from Eden Praire, committed to the Golden Gophers on Saturday, becoming the first commit in P.J. Fleck’s 2018 class.
I just wanna thank God for everything he has giving me !….. but further a do I Am 1000% committed to the gophers ?? #RTB#SKi-U-Mah18 pic.twitter.com/Ch6OiDHZck
— Benny Sapp III (@benjaminsapp) February 12, 2017
Sapp is the No. 68 cornerback in the country and the No. 2 overall player in the state of Minnesota, according to 247Sports. He named the Golden Gophers his leader Thursday and visited campus this weekend.
Sapp’s father, Benny Sapp II, was also a highly accomplished cornerback. He played at Iowa and Northern Iowa before accruing 240 tackles and six interceptions in an eight-year NFL career that ended in 2004.