Florida OLB Andre Polk calls his first official visit to Minnesota "perfect"

Florida OLB Andre Polk called his first official visit to Minnesota this past week "perfect", but is he close to a decision? GopherDigest spoke with Polk to learn more.

"My visit to Minnesota this past weekend was great," Florida OLB Andre Polk said to GopherDigest this evening. "I had a chance to check out campus over the weekend and it's beautiful there. Everywhere I went it was like that. I got a chance to go to the game and everything there was great. The atmosphere, the play on the field and bonding with the guys, it was all great."

Polk thought he really bonded well with the Minnesota players. 

"My host's for the visit were Dior Johnson, Everett Williams and De'Vondre Campbell and they're all amazing people," Polk told GopherDigest. "Everyone I met up there was amazing and I really got along great with all of them. Everett was telling me all about what it's like to be a linebacker up there and he loves it. All those guys really like it there."

The Gopher coaches made sure to answer everything Polk had in mind. 

"I definitely left Minnesota with zero questions as LB coach Mike Sherels and Coach Kill made sure they answered every question I had," Polk explained. "Coach Sherels was telling me all about how he wants to use me and it's all about the outside linebacker spot, Sam linebacker more specifically. He thinks I could also be a rush guy off the edge, but all of that sounded great to me. I met with Coach Kill on Sunday before I left and it was basically the same thing. Telling me about how they want to use me and all the academic things like what classes I'd be taking, so I feel comfortable with where I'm at there."

Polk believes a decision could come sooner rather than later now. 

"I'll be taking an official visit to Iowa State this coming weekend and Louisville on October 24th," Polk said. "That's all I have set right now. I'd give my visit to Minnesota a "10" as everything was perfect. I felt really good with the guys and coaches, and I got all my questions answered. The people up there are really nice, and they have great facilities. As far as a decision, I don't think I'm going to wait to take all my visits anymore. Just going to make a decision when it feels right. Whenever that is."


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