Gopher recruits’ homecoming game to air on ESPN2


Nationally televised homecoming football games are usually reserved for college, not high school. But for Jashon Cornell and his Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders, their homecoming matchup against rival Stillwater will air on ESPN2.

Cornell, a junior defensive end for the Raiders, is the No. 1 overall recruit in the Class of 2015 according to ESPN’s rankings. In addition to an offer from the Gophers, Cornell has offers from the likes of Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State and Notre Dame.

The game will be played at St. Thomas University on Friday night and is only one of 13 high school football games to be broadcasted live on ESPN networks this year. It’s also the first time a Minnesota high school football game has been nationally televised.

In Other News…

  • University of Minnesota alum and current Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman was featured in a column by ESPN on Wednesday. The former Gopher quarterback and Minnesota Vikings assistant coach will welcome his hometown NFL team to Soldier Field on Sunday.
  • Dropped passes are hurting the Gophers, despite having churned out more than 45 points per game, according to the Big Ten Blog on ESPN. The running game carried Minnesota to a second consecutive victory last Saturday, but expect the Gophers to continue to work on the passing game against Western Illinois this Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

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