Poljan re-opens recruitment
Although former defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys has succeeded his former boss, Jerry Kill, in Minneapolis, the University of Minnesota did undergo offensive staff changes this weekend with the dismissal of offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover and passing game coordinator Jim Zebrowksi. Citing the coaching changes in the program over the last several weeks, three-star Lansing (Mich.) Central Catholic quarterback Tony Poljan announced his de-commitment from the Golden Gophers Sunday night.
Recruits' reactions to the firing of Limegrover and Zebrowski is up on GI ($): https://t.co/mdzidaNW1g— Matt Jessen-Howard (@mjessenhoward) November 30, 2015
WHAT'S NEXT? Poljan committed to Minnesota in May over offers from Mid-American Conference schools Buffalo, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Toledo. Poljan said Sunday night that initially he would go back to his original list as he considers his next step in the process. A 6-foot-6, 230-pound prospect, Poljan could also project as a defensive end or tight end at the college level.
IN HIS WORDS: "Due to the ever changing leadership at the University of Minnesota I am opening my recruitment up and decommitting from the University of Minnesota." - Poljan via Twitter.
RIVALS' REACTION: Although tight ends coach Rob Reeves was listed as the primary recruiting coach for Poljan, he developed a strong affinity for Zebrowski after they worked together at Minnesota's summer camp. A massive offensive coaching change, then, does have a major affect on the quarterback position. A team to watch here is possibly Iowa State. New Cyclones head coach Matt Campbell offered Poljan and Toledo and when a coach takes over a program they usually target potential quarterbacks first. As of Sunday night, Poljan said Iowa State could be a possibility, but it was too early to tell.
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