Gopher Target Sam Sterner Commits to Wyoming

Sam Sterner, a 6-foot-4, 258-pound guard from Waconia (MN) High who has attended all four Minnesota home games this season, has committed to Wyoming. Sterner is considered one of the top linemen in the state and recently received an offer from the Cowboys after attending their game against TCU.

Sam Sterner had a busy summer as he attended the Nike training camp in Athens, Georgia and attended several summer camps.

Sterner attended Indiana, Minnesota, Iowa State, Michigan State, Wisconsin, St. Cloud State and South Dakota State camps and visited Wyoming and North Dakota State on their senior days.

Sterner received a scholarship offer from Wyoming and took an unofficial visit as the Cowboys against TCU. Sterner said that he has also recently heard from TCU and Columbia.

Waconia had a disappointing 2-7 season last year, despite also having Joey Hiben, who signed with Notre Dame, on their roster.

They defeated Dassel-Cokato 22-20 to win their last two regular season games after bouncing back from three straight defeats as the Wildcats finished the season at 5-3.

Waconia faces Mound Westonka (2-6) Tuesday at home in the first round of the Class 4a, Section 6 playoffs.

Sterner also plays center on the school's basketball team that finished 22-4, losing to Benilde-St. Margaret in the Section 5, Class AAA quarterfinals.

Sterner also puts the shot and discus and threw 40-5 1/2 in the shot and 100 feet in the discus in the sectionals.

Sterner is up to 258 pounds after weighing 247 pounds at the Minnesota football camp. He projected to an offensive guard in college.

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