Size: 6-2, 285

Position: Center

College: Played in two games as a true freshman last season with Ohio State. After transfer, he is slated to have two seasons of eligibility remaining with the Gophers starting in 2013.

High school: A three-year starter at Palatine (Ill.) Fremd High School, about 30 miles northwest of Chicago. ... Parade, RivalsHigh and All-America ... Ranked the No. 3 center prospect in the country by

Good genes: His father, Jeff, was a linebacker at Iowa, and his mother, Terri, played basketball there. His older brother, Jeff, is a Michigan State fullback.