P.J. Fleck professes to not believe in momentum during the course of a game, but the Gophers football coach sure creates something like it in recruiting.

Nearly every cycle, a burst of commitments come one after the other in a short timespan, often around an weekend with recruits in for official visits. One of those windows came this weekend when Minnesota added four pledges to its 2022 recruiting class. The 20 members of the class can sign national letters of intent starting Wednesday.

Cade McConnell, a 6-foot-5 and 290-pound offensive lineman from Choctaw, Okla., was the first to commit to the U on Sunday. The three-star prospect had previously pledged to Texas Christian and had the U in a top four with TCU, Vanderbilt and Texas Tech last week.

Haden Schwartz, a 6-4, 240-pound defensive lineman from Jacksonville, Fla., joined on Sunday night. The three-star recruit decommitted from Nebraska in October and had more than 20 scholarship offers, including Michigan and Penn State. His high school teammate at The Bolles School, D-lineman Jack Pyburn, committed to Minnesota in August.

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