Gophers land senior defender

Defensive end Alex Keith (Columbia, Mo./Hickman) has accepted a scholarship offer from Minnesota, Scout.com reports.

Keith, 6-foot-3, 230-pounds, also picked up offers from Missouri State and Northern Iowa.

“I’m really excited to have committed,” Keith, who posted 12.5 sacks this fall, told the Columbia Daily Tribune. “It’s a weight off my shoulders.”

He is the 23rd verbal for the Gophers.