Eden Prairie LB Mike Pavelko gains Gopher interest

Mike Pavelko, a 6-foot-1, 230-pound linebacker and fullback from Eden Prairie (MN) High, was recently named first-team Star Tribune and KARE 11 All-Metro team and was second-team Associated Press All-State. Pavelko helped lead the Eagles to 10-1 mark as a senior. They fell to eventual state champion Minnetonka 17-7 in the Section 2 championship game. GoldenSports.net recently caught up with Pavelko to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Mike Pavelko said that Minnesota has shown the most interest and is thinking about offering him a scholarship. He said that he has sent film to most of the Big Ten schools. Pavelko is also hearing from Division I-AA Northern Dakota State, which moved up from Division II status this year.

Pavelko said that he scored a 25 on the SAT and has a 3.0 GPA. He bench presses 320 pounds and runs a 4.69 40-yard dash.

Pavelko said that most schools are looking at him an inside linebacker or fullback.

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