Gophers recruit home after shooting

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MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota coach Tim Brewster said a star running back recruit is "fortunate that he’s alive" after being shot in the leg outside a Virginia night club earlier this month.

Police say Kevin Whaley was leaving the club in his hometown of Virginia Beach, Va., shortly after 2 a.m. on March 22 when a vehicle pulled up and a gunman opened fire, hitting the Salem High School star in the leg.

Whaley was hospitalized with "non-life threatening injuries," but is back at home recovering, Brewster said Tuesday.

Brewster said Whaley’s high school coach expected Whaley to be OK by this fall, but Brewster was not ready to comment for certain on the running back’s status for the upcoming season.

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