Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  By Tyler Mason  |  Last updated 1/29/14
MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson is staying in the Big Ten. Nelson will transfer to Rutgers, meaning the Mankato native and former Gatorade Minnesota Player of the Year could face his old team in a few years. It was announced earlier this month that Nelson was leaving the Gophers program and wanted to find a system that better fit his skillset. In Nelson's mind, Big Ten newcomer Rutgers is a good fit. "The coaching staff and the system and really the players, everything kind of fit really well for me and really made me feel like home again," Nelson told NJ.com. "I feel like this system is one that I can be successful in and help this team move forward." Nelson was viewed as perhaps the biggest recruit for Gophers coach Jerry Kill in the 2012 recruiting class. He eventually made seven starts as a true freshman and split time under center in 2013 with redshirt freshman Mitch Leidner. As a sophomore this year, Nelson was 94-for-186 for 1,306 yards and nine touchd...
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