Schlichte Traveling

Ryan Schlichte's recruitment just is getting underway but the Class of 2015 quarterback is already visiting schools. The Minnesota prospect saw the home-state Gophers and Iowa State last week. He's scheduled to be at Iowa on Saturday.

Ryan Schlichte wanted to be seen. So, he made sure that happened.

The Class of 2015 quarterback delivered his highlight tape to schools to get their reaction. Programs responded to the Mankato (MN) West High signal caller.

"I sent it to quite a few schools around the Midwest, the Big Ten," Schlichte said. "I've heard back from Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota, Purdue, Kent State and South Dakota State."

Iowa State and Minnesota played host to Schlichte last weekend. He has scheduled a visit to Iowa for this Saturday.

"I'm just kind of going through it day by day," said Schlichte, who wouldn't sign a letter of intent with a school until February of '15. "I'm just taking it slowly."

The Cyclones and Golden Gophers impressed Schlichte.

"They were really fun experiences," he said. "They were back-to-back days so I got to compare both of them. I really like those two."

Strong facilities and good team chemistry are two facets of a program valued highly by Schlichte. He also best fits into a pro-style offense.

"I would describe myself as a pocket passer with a stronger arm than my feet," the 6-foot-1, 202-pound Schlichte said. "My feet are pretty good. I'm working on that now."

Schlichte, who also plays basketball and baseball, is hearing good things from college coaches about his highlight tapes.

"They just keep telling me to work to keep getting better, bigger, stronger, faster," he said. "They all say they're going to keep in touch. They tell me that they really like my tapes and that they want me to go to their camps this summer. I'll be attending quite a few of those."

Schlichte still is working out his summer camp schedule. The Hawkeyes are in the mix for an appearance.

"After I sent Iowa my highlight tape, they sent me a questionnaire," he said. "They invited me down for a visit. I haven't heard much from them beyond that. I'm looking forward to hearing more on the trip."

Schlichte, who is looking to study education in college, feels connected to the home-state program.

"Being a Minnesota kid is a really cool thing," he said. "I grew up watching the Gophers on Saturdays. Whatever happens, happens, but Minnesota is definitely one of my top choices right now."

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