Report: Gophers offer scholarship to Lakeville QB

Andrew Baker

The Gophers formally offered a full scholarship to Lakeville South quarterback Mitch Leidner on Monday, according to a Tuesday Star Tribune article.

According to the story, the Gophers’ coaches were originally looking at the 6-4, 220-pound Leidner as a tight end, but he impressed them with his quarterbacking abilities Saturday at Minnesota coach Jerry Kill’s 7-on-7 passing tournament. 

The story said Leidner has been heavily recruited by Iowa as well.