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Richter commits to Golden Gophers

What started as an ordinary trip to the University of Minnesota turned into anything but when Golden Gophers head football coach P.J. Fleck surprised Perham junior Logan Richter with a full scholarship offer to play football.

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What started as an ordinary trip to the University of Minnesota turned into anything but when Golden Gophers head football coach P.J. Fleck surprised Perham junior Logan Richter with a full scholarship offer to play football.

The 6-foot-4 inch, 280-pound Richter accepted and verbally committed to the Gophers on March 25. Richter becomes the eighth recruit to the 2018 class.

After meeting with the defensive coaches and Fleck, Richter was surprised to then receive the offer.

"We thought we were just going to go there and get a tour of the school and I came home a Golden Gopher, which was really exciting to see." Richter said. "My parents and my family are all happy."

Richter, who is the son of Tammy and Rich Richter, was with his parents and his sister, Lexi, when Fleck offered him the scholarship. Richter said it was a dream come true.

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Fleck told Richter that he never watched film on him, but the defensive coaches had. Based on their meeting, Richter said Fleck told him he could help the team.

Richter was in contact with Wyoming, North Dakota State and the University of North Dakota. He also received interest from Valley City State University, St. Cloud State University and Jamestown.

"My parents and I felt connected and felt that this was the place," Richter said.

Richter came onto the scene for the Yellowjackets during his sophomore season, playing in eight games and recording 20 tackles, with three of them for a loss.

During his junior season, Richter led the Yellowjackets with eight tackles for a loss, while amassing 43 total tackles in eight games.

Richter was quick to thank his high school coaches.

With his college choice made, Richter will now focus on the upcoming football season with the Yellowjackets.

"I'm glad all that is done with now," Richter said. "We know where I'm going and what I need to do to be prepared for all of this. I can't wait, it will be a lot of fun."

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