"Well we first got there and checked out their very nice weight room, and they explained everything that they do to keep track of everyone to make sure the players reach their maximum output," Wisconsin offensive lineman Calvin Dassow said to GopherDigest. "After that we went to their equipment room, and they explained about all of the clothes the players received and how well the athletes were taken care of. Then we went to the players lounge and saw all of the TVs and the kitchen, where all of the players come to grab a snack or meal. Then we went to a meeting room where Coach Claeys came in and introduced himself. After that, all of the recruits went out the the very nice football facility and watched a very well run and upbeat practice. At the end, I got to personally meet and talk to Coach Claeys and the offensive line coaches. Overall it was a great visit and I hope to go to camp in summer."
Dassow came away impressed by the Gophers facilities and practice.
"I thought the facilities were already awesome, but I know they are getting new facilities come December of 2017 and they will even be better!," Dassow explained to GopherDigest. "I thought practice was very fast paced and up beat. I feel like if I was a player, practice would go very fast. The offensive line portion was very fast paced and included 1 on 1s, it looked like everyone was dialed in. Coach Miller and Grimes said that they want to check out my film and hope to get me down to camps in the summer. Coach Claeys pretty much said the same thing, he wants to get me to camp, and we talked about the new facilities coming in! My mom visited with me and thinks it appears to be a great program that they have going and we are equally impressed with the University!"
The Wisconsin offensive lineman is hoping to receive a Gopher offer after visiting this past weekend.
"To receive a Minnesota offer would mean a lot to me as it would be very exciting. It'd definitely be one of my top choices because it's a wonderful school with great academics and a great football program. I plan on going to camp at Minnesota for sure. I'll be visiting Michigan State, Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan and Western Michigan today, Northern Illinois on Thursday along with Illinois State and possibly Illinois as well."