This past weekend was filled with plenty of official visitors in town and a few being commits like Red Wing (MN.) senior offensive tackle Nick Connelly. The 6-6, 265-pound physical lineman had got the red carpet treatment during his time in Minneapolis and loved every second of it.
“It went very very good,” Connelly told GopherDigest. “I had a great time! I ate a lot of food, met a lot of the players again and spent a lot of time with the coaches, so it was all good. We went out to Fogo De Chao Friday night then just hung out with our hosts. Saturday, we basically just had a lot of academic stuff and a lot of meetings and then had more free time that night. On Sunday morning, we watched practice and sat in the meetings then toured the living quarters that afternoon.”
While Connelly got to experience quite a bit, he also had the opportunity to talk to his future position coach and coordinator in offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Matt Limegrover and the headman himself, head coach Jerry Kill during his time there.
“Well, me and Bronson (Dovich) met with him together and he just said that he’s really excited for us to get up here,” said Connelly. “We just need to make sure we take care of classes this next semester to be sure that were eligible. Then he talked about how he’ll come down to our houses one more time before signing day to just go over everything once again, then once we sign we will get a workout from them and we got to make sure that we do that. I individually met with Coach Kill for a little while. We didn’t really talk about anything to important. We just talked and got to know each other a little better.”
With his official visit in the books to Minnesota, Connelly reflects back at his favorite part of his whole visit, which was getting to know his future teammates.“I would say probably just hanging out at night with my host Connor Mayes and some of the other players,” said Connelly. “He brought me around and introduced me to a lot of people, so it was just nice to get to know some people and just chill with some of the players.”