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Updated: March 20th, 2013 4:50pm
Forward recruit Gavin Schilling chooses Michigan State over Gophers

Forward recruit Gavin Schilling chooses Michigan State over Gophers

by Nate Sandell
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The Gophers have missed out on one of their primary frontcourt recruiting targets for next season.

Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) forward Gavin Schilling passed up the Gophers on Wednesday when he announced his final school decision, choosing instead to join Michigan State.

"I proudly announce that I will be playing my college basketball at Michigan State University! Much love to all who supported me," Schilling said via Twitter.

The 6-foot-9, 205-pound recruit was being heavily sought after by the Gophers to help fill one of the vacancies that will be left at forward next season by the impending departure of seniors Rodney Williams, Trevor Mbakwe and Andre Ingram.

Schilling, a three-star prospect originally from Chicago, had narrowed his options to the Gophers, Michigan State, UCLA and Villanova.

Minnesota's current 2013 recruiting is two players deep, with forwards Alex Foster and Alvin Ellis having committed in September and October of last year.

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