Rutherford Enjoys Minnesota Visit

One of the biggest official visitors on Minnesota's campus last weekend was Connecticut's committed offensive tackle Trey Rutherford. He talks about his conversations with the Golden Gopher coaching staff and if an offer could be coming down the road along with much more

Connecticut commit, Kent (Conn.) senior offensive tackle Trey Rutherford wanted to explore and see what Minnesota had to offer. This past weekend he took an official visit to Minneapolis and talks about how the trip went.

"My official visit to Minnesota went great," Rutherford told GopherDigest. "I learned a lot about the school, sat down with advisers, teachers and coaches, toured everywhere, saw practice and met many players. My favorite part of the visit might have been just visiting much of the campus on Saturday. They made sure I felt comfortable there, so it was a nice experience."

The 6-5, 290-pound lineman had a built a tight bond with the Connecticut coaches, but with the dismissal of the staff, it leaves some uncertainty on his part and he has started to create another strong bond with the Golden Gopher coaching staff.

"Well, I talked to Coach (Jeff) Jones, Coach (Mike) Sherels, Coach (Matt) Limegrover, Coach (John) Shaekel and head coach Jerry Kill primarily," said Rutherford. "They talked to me about a potential offer in a couple days."

If he does land that Minnesota offer, what would that mean to him and how would it effect his recruitment?

"If I got that Minnesota offer, then it would be pretty great knowing a big program that is in the Big Ten believes I can benefit the program, said Rutherford. "I don't know what I will do if I get that Minnesota offer like if I flip or stay. It depends on a lot of factors, whether or not Minnesota would want me at the position I've been almost all my career, who the coaches will be at UConn, if an offer does come and other things to take into consideration."

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