"It went good," Schmidt told GopherDigest. "I went to a basketball game and then the junior day. I really loved it up there and I will be back soon. I think the things that stood out to me the most was how much the team and coaches where like family."
The 6-7, 290-pound mammoth offensive tackle also got some quality time with the Golden Gopher coaching staff.
"I did talk with some of the coaching staff," said Schmidt. "Coach Limegrover and I spent a lot of time together. I also spent some with Coach Kill. They were just telling me how nice it is there and how Minnesota is on the way up."
There were plenty of in-state players made it in for the junior day as well with one of them being Champlin (MN.) Park Sr. defensive tackle Jack Darnell. The 6-3, 250-pound defensive lineman talks about his time at Minnesota.
"It was very good," Darnell told GopherDigest. "We got a tour of the facilities and met with our coaches. I met with Linebacker Coach Bill Miller and the defensive line coach and they were telling me that like what they see and for me to keep maintaining a good motor."
While this is not Darnell's first time being at Minnesota, he still gave a high rating on his overall trip.
"I would rate the visit a 9," said Darnell. "The facilities and coaches are amazing and they have the program going in the right direction. It would be a great honor to wear that Minnesota jersey one day."