Schmidt to visit Nebraska

One of the top junior offensive lineman in the nation will be making his way back to Lincoln this weekend. What is he looking forward to this time around?

At 6-foot-7 and 290-pounds, Grant Schmidt has serious size for an offensive lineman. Schmidt is also a junior and one of the top junior offensive lineman in the nation out of Sioux Falls (S.D.) Roosevelt.

"Things are really good," Schmidt said. "We started out rated as the No. 1 team in the state of South Dakota. We played against the No. 2 team and had a bad game. We lost by a touchdown and we are rated No. 2 now."

The standout junior says that he's playing the left tackle position and is only playing offense. In fact, there really isn't anyone on his team that plays both ways every down because of the style of offense that Roosevelt runs.

"I am playing left tackle. We run a no-huddle, spread offense so there really isn't a true, two-way player on our team."

Schmidt will be hitting the road this weekend to check out a team that he saw last year as a sophomore. He says that on that first visit you can just be overwhelmed by everything and he plans on checking out some specific things this weekend.

"This is the second game that I will have seen in Lincoln," Schmidt said. "My first visit was for a game last season and I think that on your first visit anywhere you get caught up on everything.

"This weekend I really want to get a feel for the coaching style, see how they make their adjustments and how they treat their players."

This is actually the third time that Schmidt will be in Lincoln. This summer Schmidt was in town for camp. He got injured very early into his session though.

"I was in Lincoln this summer for camp and I pulled my hamstring really bad. The really tough part about it was that I did it on the 40 which was like the first thing we did at camp."

There are already three offers on the table for Schmidt. The visit to Nebraska this weekend is one of several to come after Roosevelt opened up their season with a couple of games on Saturday this season.

"I have offers from Minnesota, Washington State and South Dakota State. I took a visit up to Minnesota earlier this year, but I have had a couple of games early this season that were on Saturday so that made it tough to make more trips."

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Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 12 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 14 years.
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