Wayzata T Sam Laudner talks about his recruitment

Sam Laudner of Plymouth (MN) Wayzata is a three-year offensive tackle starter for one of the top teams in the state. He was named all-conference as a junior and helped lead the Trojans to an 8-3 mark. He blocked for Dominque Barber, who signed with Minnesota and top 2005 prospect Quinn Hendel last season. Hendel, who will get most of the carries this year, is hearing from Colorado, Boston College and many of the Big Ten schools. Laudner recently spoke to GoldenSports.Net about his recruitment.

Sam Laudner is one of Minnesota's top prospects in the Class of 2004. He is hearing from Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wyoming and Michigan State. Wyoming has already offered him a scholarship.

His father, Tim, was a cather for the Minnesota Twins and helped lead the team to a World Series title.

Laudner missed the season opener against Totino Grace, which the Trojans won 30-15. He spoke to GoldenSports.Net about his recrutiment after the game.

You missed the opening game versus Totino Grace with a hamstring injury. What is the latest on your status?

 

 "I'm going to have a great week of practices, starting Monday and be ready to go."

 

Did you suffer the injury at a camp this summer?

 

"I did not go to any camps this summer. We were running some 40-yard dashes the first day of practices and I tweaked it."

 

Was it frustrating to have to miss the first game of the season?

 

"It was frustrating, but it was a good thing that the other guys get a chance to get out here and have a great win. It was a great finish for the guys filling in here. We've got a few other guys injured, but it was a good experience for everyone filling in for us."

 

Anything new with the schools recruiting you?

 

Nothing much. I'm thinking about taking an official visit to Wyoming. That's about it. Probably on the 24th of September. I am going to the Gopher-Toledo game with my teammates.

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