"So on Saturday at the University of Minnesota we got there and got settled in and we got our height and weight taken, then we got to see their practice," 2019 New Jersey offensive lineman John Olmstead said to GopherIllustrated. "Which I thought was the best part of the day because we got to see the team and the coaching staff in action. We got tours of their locker room and their brand new facilities which are being built right now. Also a tour of the campus which was really cool too. I love their campus and it's a great place to stay and live. It's all together in one big spot, which is really nice. You get a real campus feel at Minnesota. Right now, Minnesota is getting brand new facilities and they're going to be finished by the end of this year. They had a virtual tour on a screen, and they are awesome and top of the line. Practice was very high tempo as they go in and get things done in a short amount of time. All business."
"I talked to the offensive line coach, Ed Warinner, the most, but mostly all of them throughout the day," Olmstead explained to GI. "At the end of the visit, I got to talk to the head coach, and that's when he offered me. Coach Warinner said I was looking really good as a sophomore in high school and he loves the way I play and my style of finishing off my opponent. Coach Fleck said he needs big strong lineman like me because their short on lineman right now. He loves the way I play and my mentality about the game, and he just really loves me as a player. I think this Minnesota offer is awesome and I really needed this offer because of how good this school is and how their football program is going to be in the future."
Olmstead could see himself at Minnesota.
"I can see Minnesota as a fit for me, but I'm also very young and still at the beginning of my recruitment, so I'm going to be visiting a lot more schools. I want Gopher fans to know that their program is on the rise and they have a good year last year, but it's only going to get better."