Minnesota picked up a nice commitment from one of the real under-the-radar defensive backs in south Florida for the 2012 class when cornerback Dinero Moss (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Piper) pulled the trigger for the Golden Gophers.
Moss, a three-star prospect with an overall grade of 80 according to 247Sports, picked Minnesota over Indiana, Northern Illinois, Nebraska and others.
"I can really see myself playing for that type of college and I really like the program," he said after confirming the pledge. "I like to talk to the coaching staff. I can go up and get a good education far from home."
Minnesota linebackers coach/assistant head coach Bill Miller was his Gophers recruiter. He informed Miller of his decision today.
"He was just real excited," he said. "He was surprised I picked them out of everybody. He said next time I call I am going to get on the line with the head coach (Jerry Kill) and we would have a conversation then."
Moss, who says he plans to play cornerback at Minnesota, has not visited Minneapolis yet, but plans to take an unofficial visit later this summer.
"I am ready to roll," he said, adding that this was his final decision and he doesn't currently plan to take any further visits.
Moss had 84 tackles and four interceptions during his junior year.