This is the third in a series of 11 previews leading up to the Minnesota football team's Aug. 1 start of practice.
Today's position: Wide receivers
Rating (1-to-10 scale): 5
Projected starters: Donovahn Jones (sophomore), Drew Wolitarsky (sophomore), KJ Maye (junior)
Key backups: Isaac Fruechte (redshirt senior), Eric Carter (redshirt freshman)
The breakdown: Minnesota...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Gophers freshman Donovahn Jones didn't just have to learn a new playbook this fall -- he had to learn an entirely new position.
Minnesota recruited Jones as a quarterback and intended to keep the Georgia native there. But the Gophers had a need for wide receivers, and Jones' athleticism lent itself well to a possible position change.
So after talking about...
MINNEAPOLIS -- After a record-setting high school career, wide receiver Drew Wolitarsky had several scholarship offers. When the University of Minnesota came calling, the Gophers weren't exactly on Wolitarsky's radar.
Far from it, in fact.
"It's funny, actually. When Minnesota first came to my school, I had no idea. I'd never even heard of the school in my...