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McAvoy plans to stick with Gophers

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With all the uncertainty surrounding the Minnesota football program and its coaching situation after firing Tim Brewster, one thing is for sure: Luke McAvoy and his brother, Kyle, plan to stand behind their commitments.
"We're 100 percent committed to Minnesota no matter who they name as the head coach," Luke McAvoy said. "If it was going to happen I'm happy it happened before we were there. It was a change going in and not learning a new system a year or two later.
"I personally committed more to the school. I enjoy everything Minnesota has to offer as well as the coaches and the staff. I'm hoping coach (Tim) Davis and coach (Kevin) Cosgrove stay because we've built a relationship with them."
Kyle McAvoy is a 6-foot-5, 293-pound offensive tackle and Luke is a 6-foot-5, 278-pound offensive guard. Both play in Bloomington, Ill., and both are trying to schedule a visit to Minnesota in the coming weeks.
Interim coach Jeff Horton is trying to put together a big recruiting weekend for Dec. 10 so all the commits and other prospects could meet each other and McAvoy said a trip at that time is under consideration.
"Right now coach Horton called us last week and told us about a recruiting weekend in December and he's trying to get all the commits to go so everyone could get to know each other," McAvoy said.
"We're trying to plan to go on that trip but we have some family issues to take care of first. After they name a head coach we're going to try to get up there."
McAvoy, a three-star prospect like his brother, said it was disappointing that Brewster was let go but if there's a silver lining it's that the change was made before they got to campus.
This way he and his brother will be coming into an entirely different situation, not having to learn a new system midway through their college careers.
"It's tough just because coach Brewster was definitely part of the reason we chose to go to Minnesota," McAvoy said. "I wish it didn't happen but it was the way the cards had been played."
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