Not Settling For Less

The under the radar North Dakota wide receiver Eric Bachmeier is hearing from various schools, but is looking to take his recruitment to the next level and hopes Minnesota gets further interested

Kindred (ND.) senior wide receiver Eric Bachmeier hasn't received a ton of attention on the recruiting trail, but has had some knocking on his door and he goes in-depth about the latest with his recruitment.

"My recruitment has been going great," Bachmeier told GopherDigest. "I have been hearing the most from Minnesota, North Dakota State and North Dakota. A lot of Division 2 schools like MSUM, St. Cloud, Concordia, ect. said they really like me. My goal as a player is to go Division 1, but still keeping all my options open right now. Minnesota is recruiting me for wide receiver and pretty much everyone else as an athlete."

Wide Receiver Coach Pat Poore and Defensive Graduate Assistant Shawn Kostich have been in contact with the under the radar wide out and he talks about the interaction he has had with Coach Kostich and Coach Poore.

"I have been talking with Coach Kostich from Minnesota through Facebook. We have also been talking at camps along with Coach Poore at camps. Last camp I was at, I got talk to Coach Kostich for awhile and they see me as a preferred walk on if I want to go down that path, but I am working as hard as I can to be an offer type of player. I just want to make sure I put myself in the best spot to become the best that I can be. The Big Ten can do that to you."

At 6-2, 185-pounds, the speedster wide out has been thinking about the Gophers for a long time and is hoping to play in TCF Bank Stadium one day. With that mindset, how would he feel if an Minnesota offer came his way?

"Everything seems and is first class at Minnesota," said Bachmeier. "Coming from a small town in North Dakota, I have dreamed about playin on a big stage like Minnesota. The times I've been down there for camps, games, tours, the players and coaches really believe one another! Coach Kill speaks real powerful and has a great plan and vision for the football program. The jerseys are amazing and their is also a great atmosphere! I just love the big city and big lights that Minnesota brings."

"It would mean a lot to receive a Minnesota offer! I truly mean that! Just being on a team like that with great guys and great coaches would be a blessing. Being able to get better and push myself where I can be the best that I can be through the Minnesota program would be such a great experience."

While Bachmeier hasn't set up any visits for this fall, he plans on that being one of his top upcoming priorities with his other priority being how he can help his team win.

"I am fast and shifty," said Bachmeier. "I make people miss by changing directions fast. I play with a lot of passion. What makes me stick out since freshman year was probably I make the big plays every game and I try to be the best leader I can be. When games usually get close I usually tend to take over games by trusting my teammates and making the right reads."


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