Sometime on Friday, Minnesota Golden Gophers grad transfer Gaelin Elmore is set to decide on where he will play college football next year according to his Twitter account.
Elmore visited Tucson and the Arizona Wildcats back on April 7th, which was the first stop of a little tour of the country the seasoned defensive lineman went on. From Tucson, Elmore went straight to South Carolina to check out what the Gamecocks have to offer. It also appears he went to Houston the following weekend.
Some other schools that have offered Elmore include: Oregon, Texas Tech, West Virginia, and East Carolina. He was also supposed to take a visit to Oklahoma, but once he received the Arizona offer, he traveled to Tucson instead.
Last year, Elmore recorded 16 tackles (4 for loss), 1.5 sacks, a pass breakup, and three fumble recoveries in 13 games played for Minnesota.
At 6-foot-6 and 275 pounds, Elmore would be a very welcome addition to the Arizona defensive line. He could probably play anywhere along the line for the Wildcats, but is probably best suited to play on the edge. He would also become the team’s tallest defensive lineman. He’s very similar in size to Larry Tharpe Jr., who came on the scene in a big way at the end of the 2016 season.
Here’s a look at some of Elmore’s highlights at Minnesota. He wore No. 87 for the Gophers.