GopherIllustrated.com: What is your current height and weight? What weight would the Gopher staff like you to report at this summer?
Nathan Bursch: I'm currently 6'5" 245 pounds and they haven't told me what weight they want me at yet.
GopherIllustrated.com: What are your individual and team goals you hope to accomplish during your college career?
NB: My goals are to win the Big Ten and get my degree.
GopherIllustrated.com: What are you looking to work on the most this spring to prepare yourself for Big Ten football?
NB: I'm working on getting bigger, stronger and faster this spring for the Big Ten.
GopherIllustrated.com: What future moment are you looking forward to the most as a Gopher?
NB: Future moment I'm looking forward to most is getting the Axe and Pig back.
GopherIllustrated.com: What was the main reason you chose to attend the University of Minnesota?
NB: I chose Minnesota because I grew up watching them, and I want to play for my state, friends and my family.
GopherIllustrated.com: What team do you want to beat the most as a Gopher and why?
NB: I want to beat every team, but the team I want to beat most in Wisconsin.
GopherIllustrated.com: Is there any unfinished academic business or are you all set to enroll at Minnesota?
NB: I am already accepted into the University of Minnesota.
GopherIllustrated.com: If you don't make it to the NFL, where do you see yourself in 10 years?
NB: I see myself with a Big 10 championship ring, U of M degree, job, and a family.
GopherIllustrated.com: What is it about Coach Fleck and the coaching staff that makes you want to play for them?
NB: The thing I like most about the coaches is they are super excited and ready to get after it each and every day.
GopherIllustrated.com: What is something you learned about University of Minnesota that surprised you during the recruiting process?
NB: The recruiting process from Minnesota for me was very brief and quick. I would say that the most exciting thing I learned was the history of the program and how successful it was and how successful we will make it again.
GopherIllustrated.com: What position do you expect to play at Minnesota? What other position did the Gopher staff mention as a possibility?
NB: I expect to play tight end, but I'm willing to play anything to help the team win.
GopherIllustrated.com: What have the coaches told you regarding how they plan to utilize your strengths as a player?
NB: They plan to use me as a blocking TE for sure and if I can catch the ball, they will throw me the ball.
GopherIllustrated.com: What player do you model your game after and why?
NB: I model my game after Greg Olson as he's a great blocker, and then can sneak out and will pick up 10-20 yards every time he gets thrown the ball.