"I'd say the highlight of the trip was being able to attend the basketball game and attending the banquet with everyone. I also got to go out with the various players to just hang out. The banquet was similar to what my high school did, but way nicer."
Schroeder was hosted by fellow lineman Sterling Korona, and was able to concentrate primarily on the atmosphere and team activities as he had already taken his official visit back in the fall.
"I didn't attend the different tours because I had already done them on both my first unofficial visit, and then again on my official visit. Instead it was about being able to get to know the other recruits and hang out with them. We all really seemed to hit it off immediately."
As one of five offensive line commits, Schroeder says the coaches are banking on the class of 2014 being able to contribute to the continued improvement at Duke.
"The coaches' message to all of us was to be prepared to come in and compete when we get here in June. You need to know what you are doing before you arrive so that you can be at full speed from the start. After we sign, they are going to send us weight programs and parts of the playbook. They told us all to continue to work very hard to stay in shape and to get bigger, faster, and stronger before we enroll."
And, individually, Schroeder knows what his early career path will look like.
"I'm going to be redshirting next season and they are projecting me to play left tackle after that."
He certainly has the measurables for the position. Currently the three star prospect stands 6-foot-6, weighs 260 pounds and is working in the weight room where he reports a bench press max of 295 pounds along with a squat max of 350 pounds and a power clean of 265 pounds.
Schroeder says he plans to sign his National Letter of Intent on Signing Day after a small school ceremony. It'll mark the end of his high school football career and a recruiting process that was widely followed. In looking back, Schroeder says he was somewhat surprised by one aspect of his recruitment.
"The wildest thing was that after I committed to Duke, other schools really picked up their recruiting of me. But, every time I come out to Duke I realized how great a fit it is for me and my family. The quality of kids we are bringing in every year, the great coaching staff, great education, and the beautiful campus, along with the great facilities make me excited to part of this."
Schroeder is considered a three star offensive tackle prospect by Scout.com, and is ranked as the 71st best in the country.