GopherIllustrated.com: What is your current height and weight? What weight would the Gopher staff like you to report at this summer?
John Michael Schmitz: I'm 6'4" and around 285 lbs, and I'll probably be reporting a little heavier than that.
GopherIllustrated.com: What are your individual and team goals you hope to accomplish during your college career?
JMS: I hope to accomplish a lot with this team I want this team to be one of the best in college football and I want to be one of the best lineman that walked through the doors at Minnesota
GopherIllustrated.com: What are you looking to work on the most this spring to prepare yourself for Big Ten football?
JMS: I am looking forward to working on my strength and also my footwork.
GopherIllustrated.com: What future moment are you looking forward to the most as a Gopher?
JMS: The future moment I'm looking forward to is watching the confetti come down after we won the national championship.
GopherIllustrated.com: What was the main reason you chose to attend the University of Minnesota?
JMS: The main reason I came to Minnesota was of coach P.J. Fleck because that guy is a special guy and I want to be a part of what he is going to have in Minnesota.
GopherIllustrated.com: What team do you want to beat the most as a Gopher and why?
JMS: The team I want to beat is Michigan. I want to go to their house and run all over them.
GopherIllustrated.com: Is there any unfinished academic business or are you all set to enroll at Minnesota?
JMS: I'm all set to enroll!
GopherIllustrated.com: If you don't make it to the NFL, where do you see yourself in 10 years?
JMS: In 10 years, I see myself being successful at whatever I'm doing.
GopherIllustrated.com: What is it about Coach Fleck and the coaching staff that makes you want to play for them?
JMS: Coach Fleck and the coaching staff are elite and I can't wait to play for them they are some special guys who wouldn't want to play for them.
GopherIllustrated.com: What position do you expect to play at Minnesota? What other position did the Gopher staff mention as a possibility?
JMS: I expect to play center at Minnesota, but I can also play guard.
GopherIllustrated.com: What have the coaches told you regarding how they plan to utilize your strengths as a player?
JMS: They plan to use my strengths to make the Gophers offensive line the most physical and meanest O-Line in the country.
GopherIllustrated.com: Have you had any communication with other Minnesota recruits and if so what?
JMS: Yeah we talk to each other everyday.
GopherIllustrated.com: What player do you model your game after and why?
JMS: J.J. Watt because I love how he works. Even though he is a defensive lineman, I still look up to him .