The Gophers this past weekend held their junior elite one day camp and had several young and talented players in. One of them was Lakeville (MN.) South sophomore center Eric Rousemiller. He recaps how his camp performance went.
“The camp went great,” Rousemiller told GopherDigest. “I was coming off an ankle injury, so my testing wasn't at 100%, but all of the drills went great and the 1 on 1s at the end were awesome! It was a great experience to go against all of the older guys there and to get to practice in TCF stadium was super cool! I talked to coach Sherels before the camp, he is the recruiting coach for the area of the state I play in and I talked to the offensive line coach and he gave me some great advice for the season ahead.”
The 6-3, 285-pound physical rock up front gives his thoughts on what he thinks of the hometown Gophers and how much an offer from them would mean.
“I really like Minnesota, said Rousemiller. “I think they have a great program going and the campus is pretty nice also! That would be huge for me if they offered. I've been watching the Gophers my whole life and hopefully someday I'll have the honor to be one. I've been wanting to play D1 college football since I could walk and the Big Ten has always been my favorite conference. It would be a dream come true to play Big Ten football. I haven't really been talked to other schools than just getting camp information. Hopefully after my sophomore season, I can send out more film and go to more camps during the offseason.”
Rousemiller is only an sophomore, so while many might not be familiar with his game, the man himself provides a breakdown of what he brings to the table.
“I play with my head more than anything else,” said Rousemiller. “Before the play I always make sure to identify the front, all of the linebackers that pose a threat, and I communicate a lot. I play to the whistle, and sometimes after it if necessary, and I leave everything on the field.”