The state of Minnesota is not very well known for producing top talent year in and year out, but a name to keep an eye on is Plymouth (Minn.) Providence Academy sophomore offensive guard Gavin Blomberg.
The hard-nosed and physical lineman recently camped at Michigan and during his time in Ann Arbor, received some individual work and quality time with several members of the coaching staff.
“I have not heard from Michigan since the camp I went to,” Blomberg told The Michigan Insider. “I was invited to their camp and at the camp, I worked one on one with Coach (Tim) Drevno and Coach (Chris) Partridge. It was great to work with them and I learned a lot. Both of them said that they really liked what they saw and will definitely keep an eye on me.”
“I thought it was a great camp. I improved so much by getting the one on one attention with the coaches. The facilities that I saw were very impressive as well.”
In addition to competing on the field, the 6-foot-4, 270-pound Blomberg ventured off the field to see more of what the Wolverines had to offer student-athletes.
“I am interested both athletically and academically in Michigan,” said Blomberg. “I loved the football atmosphere around campus when I went on a campus tour too. I really liked the campus as well.”
With no offers as of yet, Blomberg is hoping to see that first offer come in and would be huge if the first happened to come from the Wolverines.
“It would mean a lot to me,” said Blomberg. “It would be an awesome opportunity to play football at a really high level while getting an amazing education.”
Blomberg has kept busy this summer traveling around the nation to several camps with mostly a Big Ten flavor to it, even starting to receive interest along the way based on positive performances.
“I have gone on tours to Northwestern, Wisconsin, Miami, Iowa and Michigan,” he said. “I also plan on doing a tour at Minnesota. I have been hearing from Purdue, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Michigan, Miami, Iowa and Minnesota.
“Those are the schools that I have heard the most from because I have gone to their camps, but that is only a few schools out of all the ones that have given me feedback from my film."