Rosemount's Tim Sauer Has Recruiting Interest

Tim Sauer, a 6-foot-8, 255-pound offensive tackle from Rosemount (MN) High, had an outstanding senior season for the Irish. He helped lead the team to a 6-4 mark, losing to Apple Valley 10-7 in the Class 5A Section 3 football semifinals. Minnesota has talked to him about possibly grayshirting for the Gophers. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Sauer to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Tim Sauer was named second-team All-Metro by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, second-team Associated Press All-State and first-team KARE-11 All-Metro this season.

Sauer is also a standout on the hardwood. He is averaging 10.5 points per game on the hardwood as the Irish are off to a 5-3 start. He has scored in double figures in four of eight games, including a season-best 21 points against Lakeville North.

Sauer visited Colorado in December after sending a video to the Buffaloes. However, Sauer said that they are no longer in the mix.

"Colorado is kind of out of the picture right now, so now it is down to Northern Iowa and North Dakota State.

Minnesota had approached Sauer about grayshirting with the Gophers. This means he would walk on and redshirt as a freshman before being put on scholarship.

"That was always an opportunity that was presented to me," Sauer said. "I liked what it was, but I've got full rides from NDSU and UNI."

Sauer has visited one FCS team and has another visit planned this weekend.

"I've been down before the dead period about three weeks ago to Northern Iowa for an official visit. This weekend, I am going up to NDSU for an official visit," he said.

Sauer said that the two schools are looking for him to play his current high school position.

"Offensive tackle. I played right side my junior year and left side my senior year. I have no preference," he said.

Sauer said that playing basketball helps him with his football game.

"I have great feet. It keeps me in shape. It gives me the 'knee bends,' as coaches say."

Sauer said that he has a current favorite.

"UNI is really sticking out there. The recruiting coordinator is also the offensive line coach. I really like the OL coach there. The strength and training coach used to work up at Rosemount, so he is buddies with a bunch of the coaches and teachers. Tom Conboy, our strength and training coach here, does the same lifts he does and they are buddies from way back since he was teaching here."

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