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Minnesota’s leading high school receiver commits to Gophers

Andover WR Cameron Begalle became the second in-state player to commit to the Gophers 2025 class.



The Gophers’ red-hot recruiting train is not slowing down anytime soon. Andover, Minnesota WR Cameron Begalle was the latest 2025 recruit to verbally commit to the Maroon & Gold. Last season he led the entire state in receiving yards, now he is staying home, after being offered a scholarship by Fleck and staff early today, the 16th.

Who is Cameron Begalle?

Cameron Begalle is a talented three-sport athlete at local Andover High School. Staring in football, basketball and track & field, he broke onto the scene last fall when he led the entire state in receiving yards. With 1,252 yards on 74 catches, he averaged a whopping 16.9 yards per reception. His only other FBS offers were from Air Force and Army earlier this month. He is an impressive all-around athlete, running an 11.02 100m time last spring. He will likely be on the shortlist of preseason favorites to take home MN Mr. Football next fall.

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Listed at 6-foot, 180 pounds, Begalle has relatively standard size for a Big Ten wide receiver. He is a polished route runner (for his age), with underrated after-the-catch ability. Many recruiting sites won’t have him ranked yet, but he is the type of player that could quickly rise after a big senior season.

What is next?

Minnesota’s 2025 class is quickly taking shape, now up to six total commitments. You can never have too many Cameron Begalles on your roster —  he is a Minnesota kid who will buy into the Row The Boat culture. He now gives the Gophers two in-state commitments for the class. Overall, 247sports now ranks the class No. 36 in the country and Fleck and his staff have built a tremendous base as the continue to currate the group. Looking ahead, Minnesota has locked up dozens of official visits for late this Spring, during its annual “Summer Splash” event on June 14-16. So that is definitely a date to circle as it relates to recruiting news. Be on the lookout at for all recruiting-related as things heat up.

It was a very busy day for the major Gophers sports, but the biggest news of the day might’ve been the No. 1 2025 recruit in the entire state, Emmanuel Karmo opting to stay home and commit to Minnesota. Staring at Robbinsdale Cooper High School, Karmo quickly grew into one of the most sought-after in-state recruits in recent memory, picking up offers from Ohio State, Oregon, Michigan State and a dozen other high-level programs. After unofficially visiting the program last month, he gave his verbal pledge to the Maroon & Gold Friday.


Last season as a junior for the Hawks he had 48 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, and two sacks with one interception as an outside linebacker. He added 15 receptions for 294 yards and three touchdowns on offense. 247sports ranks him as the No. 375 player in the country and a 4-star prospect.

What’s Next?

This is not your average April high school commitment, Karmo is an elite prospect that was pursued by elite programs. He joins a really impressive start for Minnesota in the 2025 recruiting class and he is the type of player you can build an entire class around. He has the athleticism to be an elite pass-rusher, but he is a bit undersized at only 6-foot-2, it is expected for Minnesota to use him on the defensive side of the ball, but he has the versatility to play all over the field.

Minnesota had the 43rd-ranked class in the country according to 247sports, before his commitment and I expect that number to only go up. It was a bit of a slow start for PJ Fleck and his staff, but the past few weeks have been nothing but big-time players verbally committing to the program and there is now some serious momentum for their 2025 class.

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A lifelong Minnesota sports fan, Tony Liebert is one of the biggest voices in Gophers sports coverage and the owner of Within the realm of credentialed media, Tony refined his abilities while serving as the lead writer for Gopherhole and as the sports editor at the Minnesota Daily during various stages of his career. Work has been featured on Bleacher Report, Yardbarker, and more.