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Gophers land four-star receiver among six commitments

The Gophers football program is holding its first of two consecutive "Summer Splash'' recruiting weekends, and on Sunday morning coach P.J. Fleck and his staff began adding to Minnesota's 2025 class.

Bradley Martino, a wide receiver from Golden Gate High School in Naples, Fla., stood out among six recruits who announced on the X social media platform that they have committed to the Gophers. Others who committed are Nick Spence, an offensive tackle from Liberty High School in Peoria, Ariz.; Nathan Cleveland, a linebacker from Hoffman Estates, Ill.; Naiim Parrish, a cornerback from Oradell, N.J.; Nelson McGuire, an offensive lineman from Midlothian, Texas; and Zac Stascausky, an offensive tackle from Portland, Ore.

Martino, 6-3 and 175 pounds, is a four-star recruit who's ranked No. 56 overall in Florida and No. 19 among athletes, according to the 247Sports.com composite ratings of major recruiting services. He plays both receiver and defensive back and caught 21 passes for 455 yards and 10 touchdowns last season. Martino originally committed to Toledo and has official visits scheduled for Michigan State and Mississippi State. His other FBS offers are from Louisville, East Carolina, Western Kentucky, Alabama-Birmingham and Oregon State.

Spence, 6-6 and 280 pounds, is a three-star recruit who's ranked as the No. 10 player in Arizona and No. 76-ranked offensive tackle nationally by 247Sports. Spence, who made an unofficial visit to Minnesota in April during spring practice, also had FBS scholarship offers from Duke, Iowa State, San Diego State and Colorado State.

Cleveland, 6-3 and 215 pounds, is a three-star recruit who's ranked as the No. 36 recruit in Illinois in the 2025 class. His FBS offers included Kansas State, Army, Air Force and five Mid-American Conference schools.

Parrish, 5-11 and 165 pounds, plays for Bergen Catholic High School. He is the 19th-ranked player in New Jersey and 39th-ranked athlete nationally by 247Sports. His offers include Wisconsin, Michigan State and Penn State of the Big Ten, plus Arizona State, Boston College, Duke, Syracuse, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.

McGuire, 6-4 and 300 pounds, is a three-star recruit who is ranked No. 77 in Texas in the 2025 class and No. 19 nationally among interior offensive linemen. He had official visits set for Houston, Kansas State and Texas Tech, and also had offers from Baylor, SMU and Boston College, among others.

Stascausky, 6-6 and 275 pounds, is a three-star recruit from Portland's Central Catholic High School. He's the No. 5-ranked player in Oregon and No. 68 offensive tackle nationally. His list of offers includes Arizona State, Arizona, California, Boise State, Oregon State and UCLA, among others.

The commitments give the Gophers 18 players who have pledged to their 2025 recruiting class. Fleck and his staff were scheduled to have 21 players on official visits this weekend and an additional 12 slated for next weekend.