NDSCS OL prospect hopes for big 2012 season

Over the past couple years, North Dakota State College of the Sciences has produced some top offensive line prospects in the country and this year, OT Scott Schmidt (6-6, 285) is set to carry on that streak. The talented lineman updated JCFootball.com about how the offseason is progressing as well as what some of his goals are...

"I'm pretty good in pass-protection, but I need to work on my run-blocking a little more," Schmidt admitted to JCFootball.com recently. "I've been doing a lot of squatting and working on my explosion and just getting stronger in my lower-body and I think that's going to help me a lot this year."

Schmidt follows a nice streak for the Wildcats who had Aaron Schulte (2009), Jon Caspers (2010), Jacob Fahrenkrug (2011) and Matt Williams (2011) who were all recruited by and signed with BCS schools.

"They've produced some great players here no doubt, but I'm not worried about that stuff," Schmidt said. "I just have to do my own thing and make sure I'm getting my work done and improving every day and getting ready every day for this season and helping my team anyway that I can."

Schmidt has yet to hear from any schools, but said he's letting his coaches handle the recruiting side for the time being.

"Like I said, I'm just more worried about getting ready for the season," Schmidt noted. "As long as I go out and do what I need to do, I think it will all take care of itself."

Schmidt is on pace to graduate in May and will have three years to play two following the 2012 football season.

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