Steven Richardson and Ryan Santoso signed free-agent contracts, while six others received rookie minicamp invitations.
D'Vion Harris of Lutheran North High School is a three-star recruit.
The Gophers added North Carolina in 2023 and 2024. They'd been scheduled to meet in 2013 and 2014, but former coach Jerry Kill had them dropped to schedule lesser teams.
Three-star recruit Jonathan Mann will be a junior this fall and is the first player to commit to Minnesota's 2020 recruiting class.
Tyler Nubin, a 6-2, 183-pounder from St. Charles, Ill., received offers from six other Big Ten schools. He is the fifth player to commit to Minnesota's Class of 2019.
Led by Steven Richardson, three defensive linemen will be among those working out for pro scouts.
Quinn Carroll, the 6-6, 295-pound, four-star recruit, narrowed his choice of schools to Minnesota, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin and Virginia Tech.
Shannon Brooks suffered the non-contact injury during the final days of winter conditioning. He'll redshirt this year and return for his senior season in 2019.
J.J. Guedet, a 6-7, 255-pound three-star recruit, is the fourth player to commit to Minnesota's recruiting Class of 2019.
Coach P.J. Fleck's team begins spring practice on Tuesday, and March 27 will be the first open session. The spring game is April 14.
The Jackson, Ala., native played in eight games in 2017 as a true freshman after the secondary was hit by injuries. Handy-Holly intends to transfer to a school closer to home.
Minnesota will have three jerseys, four pants and three helmets as options. A gold chrome helmet and a deeper shade of gold are featured, and coach P.J. Fleck's "Row the Boat'' mantra is prominent.
Two changes come on offense and two on defense for Minnesota.
The 35-year-old former standout player at West Virginia has spent the past two years as Arizona's defensive backs coach.
Brady Weeks of Fort Zumwalt West High School in St. Peters, Mo., is the third player to commit to Minnesota's '19 class.
Ed Warinner, the former Ohio State offensive coordinator, will join the staff of Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh in a role to be determined.
Drew Hmielewski, a multisport athlete from Marshall who was a redshirt freshman for the Gophers football team last fall, has left the program to focus on baseball
P.J. Fleck hired a junior college head coach to be an assistant, promoted a quality control assistant to defensive line coach and shuffled some other duties.
Maurice Linguist, promoted to Gophers assistant head coach four weeks ago by P.J. Fleck, is leaving Minnesota to become Texas A&M's defensive backs coach.
The junior-to-be missed the final nine games of the 2017 season because of a knee injury.