A class of 2005 prospect to watch is Plymouth (Minn.) Wayzata offensive lineman Sam Laudner.
Laudner will be a three-year starter in 2004. His counterpart, Tony Sparkman is an Illinois verbal commitment.
"Sam is a tough kid and a warrior on the football field," said Wayzata coach Brad Anderson.
"Sam has very good feet and long arms. He's a wrestler, so his balance is tremendous as well. I'd imagine he'd be one of the top prospects in Minnesota next year."
The mail is starting to pour in for Laudner.
"Iowa sends the most mail," said Laudner. "I'm basically interested in playing in the Big XII conference. I'm not interested in Minnesota at all and both myself and my parents think it would be a good experience for me to get away from home and go to school.
"Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Missouri, Texas and Iowa State are the schools that stick out to me right now. I don't have any scholarship offers yet."