The Gophers reeled in their 15th commitment for the Class of 2018 late Sunday night, when Florida cornerback Shamaur McDowell announced he has picked Minnesota.
The 5-11, 185-pound McDowell is a consensus three-star recruit from Wiregrass Ranch High School in suburban Tampa. He also had reported offers from Iowa State, North Carolina State, Purdue and Washington State.
All 15 players in Minnesota's class are currently ranked as three-star recruits in the 247Sports composite rankings. But it's been enough to put the Gophers at No. 19 in the latest national rankings on that site. McDowell, like most players in the Gophers class, had multiple Power Five offers.
McDowell made his announcement on Twitter:
��RESPECT MY DECISION!!!!�� pic.twitter.com/oISMyJcvty— KingMarr (@smcdowell05) June 12, 2017