Roullier Impresses at Camp

Offensive lineman Chase Roullier kicked up his camp season by attending the Minnesota Big Man Camp on Saturday, as well as the senior one-day camp on Tuesday. GoldenSports.net was able to speak with him about his experience at each of the camps.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers coaching staff kicked off its summer camp sessions last Monday. Over the weekend the staff had it's Big Man Camp where offensive and defensive lineman from around the state and neighboring states came to prove their talent. One of those in attendance was Burnsville (Minn.) offensive lineman Chae Roullier.

"It went pretty well there were a lot of people there," he said. "Comparing it to Tuesday's camp it was a lot better to work with Coach Limegrover because there were only three linemen there today. I didn't perform as well as I would have liked but I was pretty decent. The coaches were really looking forward to me coming back Tuesday though."

With only three offensive linemen in attendance Tuesday there was more of an opportunity to work one on one with the coaching staff.

"Today we ran some drills with defensive line and linebackers, but that was mostly focused on run blocking because of the weather and we had to switch facilities," he said. "Then we ran one on one drills which was both run and pass blocking. We also talked about our footwork, hand techniques and finishing off blocks."

The staff also ran testing drills such as running the 40-yard dash, bench press, agility and leaping.

"On the bench press I did seven repetitions of 225 pounds," Roullier said. "Then in the agility portion I ran a 4.7. I can't remember what I ran in the 40-yard dash and for the jumping I had a 5 ½ I believe."

What kind of feedback did he receive after the Tuesday session?

"I got quite a bit of feedback," Roullier said. "Coach Limegrover said he was really impressed with me. He talked to me about getting back to me in a few days after the rest of the camps so I felt really good about that."

The 6-foot-4, 255-pound lineman feels that an offer could be on the way after the coaches review tape from the rest of the camps.

"Yeah I would say that's possible that's what he made it sound like," Roullier said. "It would definitely be my top offer at this point with Akron and Toledo being my only offers so far."

Roullier has a few more camps he plans on attending including the Chicago Showcase at Northwestern on Thursday, North Dakota State on Saturday and then Western Michigan next week. In addition to Akron, Toledo and Minnesota he has also been hearing from Western Michigan, NDSU, Columbia, Harvard and Columbia.

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