Gophers’ defensive back Sapp decides to transfer

The junior cornerback has already gained interest from Northern Iowa and UNC-Charlotte.

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A Gophers football player watches from the sidelines during a game on Sept. 16, 2017.

Brendan O'Brien, Sports Reporter

Minnesota defensive back Benny Sapp III announced early Thursday that he has entered the transfer portal.

According to his Twitter profile, Sapp has already received interest from Northern Iowa and UNC-Charlotte.

Coming out of Eden Prairie in 2017, Sapp was a three-star recruit and the number two overall recruit from Minnesota in his class.

In two seasons with Minnesota, Sapp played in 24 of 26 possible games. He recorded eight tackles in that span. However, Sapp did not play in the Gophers’ season opener against Michigan last Saturday.