Minnesota has had camp going on all weekend and had many visitors come compete to show the coaches the type of player they are. One of the most highly regarded talents there was Oak Park River Forest (Ill.) senior safety Jamal Baggett. He talks about how his camp performance went and what all did the coaches told him on possibly earning a scholarship.
"The camp went great," Baggett told GopherDigest. "I actually got a chance to compete and showcase my talent in front of the coaching staff. I feel like I put on a strong showing. They told me that they will go back and watch the film from the camp as a staff. They will then give me a call back next week."
What did the 5-11, 185-pound hard hitting safety think about the environment at Minnesota and what would an Gopher offer would mean to his recruitment?
"I like the atmosphere at Minnesota," said Baggett. "The energy that is in Minnesota as well as the campus is great. It is placed in the heart of downtown gives it a great energy on game day and makes me feel like I'm at home."
"If I were to be offered by Minnesota before my senior season, I would be a Gopher."
Not only did Bagget make it up to Minnesota, but another Illinois native in highly touted defensive end Nile Sykes made the trek up with him. Have the two of them thought about possibly being a package deal and how realistic is that of happening?
"Nile and I have been friends for a long time," said Baggett. "We've played youth football together as well as high school football. We always talk about going to the same school to play at the next level together, so that is something we have considered."Baggett has got a timeframe he would like to get his decision done by and knows what will be the keys in securing his services as well. "I'm looking for a university that offers a great education and offers great opportunities for life after football," said Baggett. "I want to go somewhere I feel at home and has a family atmosphere. I would like to decide before my senior season, so I can focus on my teammates and having a stellar senior season."