Gophers OL commit Sam Schlueter is having a dominating senior season

Minnesota offensive line commit Sam Schlueter is having a great senior season and GopherDigest was there to see him play last Friday. Schlueter gave GopherDigest the latest.

"I think tonight went great," Schlueter said Friday night following his team's 41-0 victory. "We came out with a mentality that we just have to take it to them and that we couldn't lay back this game. We'd lost to this team in the past when we thought we should have beaten them and we just brought it tonight. For the second straight game, the guy lining up across from me would just dive at my legs, and I don't get frustrated, I just adjust to what he's doing. If he wants to do that, it's fine as I'll do what I can to keep him away from my running back and quarterback. On the defensive side of the ball, I thought I did pretty well at defensive end. We did well as an entire unit on D as we pitched a shutout and had a couple defensive scores, so not much to complain about there."

Schlueter being named a captain for his senior year is something he doesn't take lightly. 

"I think I've definitely stepped up a lot as both a vocal leader and someone who leads by example," Schlueter told GopherDigest. "I have to keep the team together and on the same page, and make sure we're always putting the team first. There were a lot of flags tonight, but trying to keep the guys under control and not yelling as that'll make more flags appear, so I thought we had pretty good composure tonight."

The Mayer Lutheran offensive lineman is proud of what his Gophers have done to start the season. 

"They should have beat TCU," Schlueter explained. "I was at that game and they were really close as there were a couple plays where they were right there. I watched all the other games on TV or in person, so they've been doing really well. I saw that Coach Limegrover was here tonight and that's awesome. I love when the coaches come out and seeing them at my games and performing for them and all that. As far as other schools recruiting me, there are none as I'm committed to Minnesota and they know that, I know that and I'm going nowhere else. I'm fully committed, I'm going there. I know that and nothing is going to change. Go Gophers!"


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