Minnesota Golden Gopher head coach Jerry Kill wants guys with the right the character, attitude and passion. He also wants good football players that fit his system.
The Minnesota Golden Gopher football team signed 19 players on National Signing Day that the coaching staff hopes will fit those traits over their remaining eligibility.
Here is one of those recruits; defensive back Daletavious McGhee.
High School: Cedar Grove (Ga.)
Hometown: Decatur, Ga.
My analysis: Limited viewing – good hands – ability to make acrobatic catch – good change of direction athleticism – creates turnovers – ability to separate the ball carrier from the ball – good combination of size and speed – not afraid of contact.
ESPN’s analysis: Demonstrates the versatility to align at multiple positions on both sides of the ball – flashes playmaker ability – plays with an aggressive, physical mind-set and good functional strength – displays good playing speed – good instincts with above average awareness in run and pass situations – physical in press coverage to use hands to jam receiver at the line of scrimmage – gets good depth and reads the quarterback’s eyes well – in run support is aggressive and will come up and play on the line of scrimmage – uses quickness to slide by blockers – plays disciplined and smart.
GopherSports.com Overview: Rated as a three-star prospect by ESPN and a two-star prospect by Rivals.com – listed as the No. 84 defensive back in the nation and the No. 138 overall prospect in Georgia by ESPN – Attends Cedar Grove High School – helped the Saints to a 6-5 overall record in 2012 including a 4-2 mark in region play – made 89 tackles (61 solo) as a senior – recorded three tackles-for-loss – caused five fumbles and recovered four fumbles • had one interception – caught five passes for 61 yards – coached by former Middle Tennessee State cornerback and Detroit Lions draft pick Ray Bonner.