By Chris Monter (GopherHole.com)
Ben Lauer, a 6-foot-7, 255-pound senior tackle from Wayzata, went to Minnesota on an official visit this weekend. He helped lead the Trojans to the Prep Bowl, where they lost to Eden Prairie 13-3. He was named to the KARE-11 Sports and StarTribune All-Metro teams and the Associated Press All-State squad. GopherHole.com caught up with Lauer after the visit to learn the latest on his recruitment.
Lauer, who was a key blocker for Trojans running backs Antonio Ford and Erik Rotti, has a 3.75 GPA and a 30 ACT score and hopes to be an engineering major.
GopherHole.com caught up with Lauer after the visit to learn the latest on his recruitment.
GH: How was the visit this weekend?
Ben Lauer: It went well. I had a lot of fun. It was a good time. I liked hanging out with all the coaches and everything. Friday night, we went to dinner at Fogo De Chao with all the coaches and the host players. Saturday, we toured a couple of academic buildings and meet with academic advisors and we toured all the football facilities. My dad was with me on Saturday.
GH: What did they say to you?
Ben Lauer: They said that they really want me there. They are trying to figure out how they are spacing the scholarships, since they only have a few left and they have got a lot of holes of fill. He (Coach Kill) is going to come over to the high school after the dead period in a few weeks and he is going to come after that and talk about that and figure out what we are going to do.