No. 3 on the board for Minnesota

Defensive end Owen Salzwedel (Beaver Dam, Wis./Beaver Dam) is set to play in the Big Ten for Minnesota after committing to the Gophers, multiple sources report.

Salzwedel, a 6-foot-5, 235-pound prospect, also received scholarship offers from Central Michigan, Illinois State, Northern Illinois, South Dakota State and Toledo. BCS conference programs Illinois and Wisconsin showed interest.

He's the second pledge this week for the Gophers and third overall for 2013.