"Coach Rob Reeves is the Minnesota coach who offered me," Oklahoma tight end Reese Leitao said to GopherDigest. "He just asked me about myself as far as family and school then told me about Minnesota football. He said they wanted to offer because of my versatility. I can put my hand on the ground and play standing up. Believe it or not, I have no real connections to Minnesota, so this offer was kind of out of the blue."
Leitao is well-aware of Minnesota's ability to put tight ends into the NFL.
"I know that Maxx Williams was the first tight end taken in the NFL draft last year at my position and they have an upcoming top five TE end pick as well in Brandon Lingen," Leitao explained to GopherDigest. "To me, that means Minnesota does a great job in preparing their guys on and off the field, which is really important to me. I'd say my interest in Minnesota with this new offer is pretty high up because they have high academics and a good reputation in the Big Ten. I've thought about visiting since the offer here, and it'll have to be maybe towards the summer."
The Oklahoma tight end does have some visits planned in the coming months.
"I'm actually visiting Northwestern this weekend," Leitao told GopherDigest. "I'll be visiting Duke on the 21st of March, Arkansas on April 9th and Memphis on April 16th. I haven't really decided when I want to make a decision yet, but it'll probably be the end of my senior year, so early December probably. I want to go through the entire recruiting process and make an educated decision."