GopherIllustrated.com: What is your current height and weight? What weight would the Gopher staff like you to report at this summer?
Tommy Fuller: My current height is 5’10” and I am weighing 190. I have not yet discussed what the coaches would like me at weight wise for the summer.
GopherIllustrated.com: What are your individual and team goals you hope to accomplish during your college career?
TF: For a team goal: Ultimately to win a Big Ten Championship, but to also grow as men in the community. Individual Goal: I think the ultimate goal every PWO has in mind is to earn a scholarship through hard work and perseverance.
GopherIllustrated.com: What are you looking to work on the most this spring to prepare yourself for Big Ten football?
TF: Speed. I have always been fast, but speed kills in today’s game, and I think that is very important to keep working on things like that to take your game even higher.
GopherIllustrated.com: What future moment are you looking forward to the most as a Gopher?
TF: Putting on the “M” for the first time, I think that has a lot of meaning to anyone playing on the team they watched growing up. And also playing the game I love for another four years.
GopherIllustrated.com: What was the main reason you chose to attend the University of Minnesota?
TF: 2 Reasons. P.J. Fleck and the University of Minnesota has always been where I have wanted to go because of its amazing academics, athletics, and campus.
GopherIllustrated.com: What team do you want to beat the most as a Gopher and why?
TF: Wisconsin. There’s nothing like bringing the Axe back home.
GopherIllustrated.com: Is there any unfinished academic business or are you all set to enroll at Minnesota?
TF: I’m all set academically. I was accepted in November.
GopherIllustrated.com: If you don't make it to the NFL, where do you see yourself in 10 years?
TF: I see myself doing something in the spectrum of a Kinesiologist as I am in the CEHD program.
GopherIllustrated.com: What is it about Coach Fleck and the coaching staff that makes you want to play for them?
TF: The energy that they bring to everything. I love that.
GopherIllustrated.com: What position do you expect to play at Minnesota? What other position did the Gopher staff mention as a possibility?
TF: I can see myself being utilized as a Safety. I also played Slot and Long snapped in high school, so anywhere the coaches need me to play I will.
GopherIllustrated.com: Have you had any communication with other Minnesota recruits and if so what?
TF: Yes. With three others coming from EP along with me we have talked a lot about this. I have also talked to Cashman and Coughlin a lot through this process.
GopherIllustrated.com: What player do you model your game after and why?
TF: Antione Winfield Sr. in the way I tackle low and my ability to make tackles in the open field.