Wayzata Tackle Sam Launder Still Undecided

Sam Laudner, a 6-foot-5, 255-pounder from Plymouth (MN) Wayzata, was a three-year offensive tackle starter for one of the top teams in the state. He was named all-conference as a junior and senior and helped lead the Trojans to the Class 5A state championship game. He blocked for Dominque Barber, who signed with Minnesota last year, and top 2005 prospect Quinn Hendel last season. Laudner recently spoke to GoldenSports.Net about his recruitment.

Sam Laudner was considered one of Minnesota's top prospects in the Class of 2005 going into the season. He heard from schools such as Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wyoming and Michigan State and Wyoming, which offered him a scholarship early in the season.

However, things have quieted down for Launder, whose father, Tim, was a catcher for the Minnesota Twins and helped lead the team to a World Series title.

Laudner was named first-team All-State by the Pioneer Press and second-team All-State by the Associated Press and second-team All-Metro by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Launder visited North Dakota State and Wyoming, who both offered him a scholarship. He recently sent game film to Missouri and Iowa.

Launder said that he has not heard from the Minnesota Gophers about a possible walk-on oppurtunity.

Laudner said that he is unsure about his future plans.

"I have not had any recent home visits. I really can't say where I am headed. I might not know until signing day."

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