"This senior season for me has been kind of rough, but our program is very young so the team will grow after this year," Minnesota commit Claudin Cherelus said to GopherIllustrated. "My numbers are somewhat low because teams don't usually try and run or pass to where I am, but I'm making plays on both sides of the ball, and on special teams. The biggest difference probably between my junior and senior season, is the fact that everything is on me and players looking up to me. I also think the fact that I'm being picked out before every play and everyone knows me now, where they didn't last season."
"I'll be heading up to Minnesota with my mother and uncle tomorrow," Cherelus explained to Scout.com. "I've been talking a lot with coach O'Brien and we both just can't wait to get me up to Minnesota so I can experience everything for the first time. I think what I'm looking forward to most is meeting the whole coaching staff and their players, plus getting to see the atmosphere on a game day. I know I'm going to fit right in up there, but I'm just really excited to meet my new teammates. As far as I know, Minnesota still wants me as a safety, but I've been playing a lot of outside linebacker lately. To be honest, we haven't talked a lot about it lately, but I'm fine with playing either safety or linebacker. Doesn't matter to me."
Cherelus can't wait to see his new home tomorrow.
"This will be my first time up to Minnesota, so I can't wait to see the city and campus with my family. Go Gophers!"