Archbishop Hoban rising senior Ted Stieber is headed to the University of Minnesota to continue his academic and athletic careers.
Stieber, an offensive lineman who is 6-foot-6 and 300-pounds, has given the Golden Gophers a commitment to play football on scholarship.
“I have liked Minnesota for a long time,” Stieber said. “Pretty much since we started the recruiting process they have been No. 1. Once Minnesota, offered they were No. 1.”
Stieber also pondered offers from Illinois, Maryland, Rutgers, Marshall, Syracuse, Akron, Kent, Bowling Green, Ohio, Miami and Toledo.
“We were there [Thursday],” Stieber said. “I had a great visit. I really like the players, coaches and facilities. Everything is just a great fit.”
Stieber, a Wadsworth resident, has started for two years for the Knights. He played right tackle as a sophomore and left tackle as junior. He expects to play left tackle as a senior.
He said an uncle and four cousins have attended Minnesota.
“Ted is happy with this commitment,” Hoban coach Tim Tyrrell said. “He feels comfortable with Minnesota. This is a really good opportunity for him and I know he is excited about this.”
Tyrrell praised Stieber for increasing his strength to go along with athleticism.