GopherDigest.com: What is your current height and weight? What weight would the Minnesota staff like you to report at this summer?
TJ: I am currently 6'3" and 186 lbs. They said they'd like me around 200 maybe 205 lbs.
GopherDigest.com: What are your individual and team goals you hope to accomplish during your college career?
TJ: My individual goal is to get bigger and stronger and my team goal is to get a good relationship with everyone else, so we can win a few championships.
GopherDigest.com: What are you looking to work on the most this spring to prepare yourself for Big Ten football?
TJ: I want to hit the weights so I can get bigger and hopefully I'll get out there faster.
GopherDigest.com: What future moment are you looking forward to the most as a Golden Gopher?
TJ: Running out the tunnel for the first time. I can't wait for that moment.
GopherDigest.com: What was the main reason you chose to attend the University of Minnesota?
TJ: It's home. Most Minnesota kids want to grow up and become a Gopher and I was one of those kids.
GopherDigest.com: What team do you want to beat the most as a Gopher and why?
TJ: Iowa and Wisconsin. I always want to beat my rivals. Those games are very important. It's bragging rights.
GopherDigest.com: Is there any unfinished academic business or are you all set to enroll at Minnesota?
TJ: All set.
GopherDigest.com: If you don't make it to the NFL, where do you see yourself in 10 years?
TJ: Maybe I'll become a coach and have a nice family.
GopherDigest.com: What is it about Coach Claeys and the coaching staff that makes you want to play for them?
TJ: They are expecting a lot of things out of me. They have faith in me and that's why I can already trust them.
GopherDigest.com: What is something you learned about the University of Minnesota that surprised you during the recruiting process?
TJ: They eat a whole lot of food. I'll never be hungry in college because they will feed me.
GopherDigest.com: What position do you expect to play at Minnesota? What other position did the Gopher staff mention as a possibility?
TJ: Wide receiver. Maybe defensive back or quarterback too.
GopherDigest.com: What have the coaches told you regarding how they plan to utilize your strengths as a player?
TJ: They want me to be a playmaker. Coach told me he they want to put the ball in my hands so that I can make a play.
GopherDigest.com: Have you had any communication with other Minnesota recruits and if so what?
TJ: All the time. We are always talking to each other about any and everything.
GopherDigest.com: What player do you model your game after and why?
TJ: Braxton Miller. Even though he was just in college. I look up to him. I watch his highlights before each game. I use his moves here and there too.null