By Tim Kowols
Southern Door linebacker and running back Derik LeCaptain announced Monday his intentions to play for the Minnesota Golden Gophers football team next fall. LeCaptain will join the Golden Gophers as a preferred walk-on, giving him an opportunity to earn a scholarship later in his collegiate career. In his senior season, LeCaptain earned co-offensive and defensive player of the year honors in the MONLPC-Large Conference. According to Rivals.com, LeCaptain had also received offers from East Central University, Minnesota State-Mankato, Minnesota-Duluth, South Dakota, and Minnesota State. Wisconsin also offered him a preferred walk-on spot.