GopherIllustrated.com: What is your current height and weight? What weight would the Gopher staff like you to report at this summer?
Jaran Roste: I'm currently 6-3, 225. The coaches like the height and weight I'm at, they just want me to continue to become stronger and faster.
GopherIllustrated.com: What are your individual and team goals you hope to accomplish during your college career?
JR: Individually, I just want to make the team better any way that I can! For a team goal, I hope we can compete for a Big 10 championship.
GopherIllustrated.com: What are you looking to work on the most this spring to prepare yourself for Big Ten football?
JR: This spring, I look to improve my speed and agility to keep up with the speed of the game the Big 10 plays with.
GopherIllustrated.com: What future moment are you looking forward to the most as a Gopher?
JR: In the future, I'm just looking forward to being with a great group of guys and coaches all working for one common goal. It's going to be a lot of fun moving forward!
GopherIllustrated.com: What was the main reason you chose to attend the University of Minnesota?
JR: The main reason I choose to attend Minnesota is for the education and the football tradition. The education is one of the best in the Midwest and I'm excited for the opportunities it provides.
GopherIllustrated.com: What team do you want to beat the most as a Gopher and why?
JR: It's always a good season when you beat Wisconsin. I love going to Gopher vs Badger games and I'm excited to be a part of one as a player.
GopherIllustrated.com: Is there any unfinished academic business or are you all set to enroll at Minnesota?
JR: I am currently set to enroll into the University, so I check out academically.
GopherIllustrated.com: If you don't make it to the NFL, where do you see yourself in 10 years?
JR: I plan on majoring in Finance and Risk Management Insurance, which I hope to take to law school with an emphasis on Corporate Law. So in 10 years, I hope to be something along those lines.
GopherIllustrated.com: What is it about Coach Fleck and the coaching staff that makes you want to play for them?
JR: Their energy is second to none. Anytime you see a head coach and his staff get that excited for a player or a moment in the game, it makes you want to play for them.
GopherIllustrated.com: What is something you learned about University of Minnesota that surprised you during the recruiting process?
JR: I would say one thing I've learned is how stressful it is for the colleges. They have their jobs on the line trying to fill out their class with the best recruits, so now I understand that it's also difficult on them.
GopherIllustrated.com: What position do you expect to play at Minnesota? What other position did the Gopher staff mention as a possibility?
JR: I will be playing quarterback at Minnesota. I have played that position all my life and am excited to be playing it in the Big 10. They also mentioned that I may be helping out with punting, as I have punted for three years and have done pretty well with it.
GopherIllustrated.com: What have the coaches told you regarding how they plan to utilize your strengths as a player?
JR: They plan on using my athletic ability as a quarterback. There aren't many 6-3 225 quarterback who can extend plays and make things happen with their legs, so they are looking for me to do that.
GopherIllustrated.com: Have you had any communication with other Minnesota recruits and if so what?
JR: I have talked with many recruits, especially the Minnesota recruits. We've hung out at camps and the all-star game so I've gotten pretty close with them. Also, all the recruits have a group message that we've been talking in.
GopherIllustrated.com: What player do you model your game after and why?
JR: I try to model a little bit after Aaron Rodgers. He can make a lot of throws from inside the pocket, but can extend plays with his legs and make the right throws.