Bauducco Still Golden
Posted Dec 20, 2010

Quinn Bauducco enjoyed his visit to TCF Bank stadium this weekend and enjoyed taking in the Minnesota Viking's walk-through Sunday morning as well. The Moorpark, Calif. linebacker looks forward to suiting up for the Gophers next fall.

Quinn Bauducco was named All-Conference in California's Marmonte League, one of the nation's most competitive leagues. Moorpark, which only had one defensive returner--Bauducco, was just over .500 finishing near the middle of the pack.

"My season went pretty well, we had little bit of a rebuilding year, but we did pretty well." Said Bauducco. "We lost some games that we probably should have won, but that happens with inexperience. All-in-all, personally, my season went pretty well."

Bauducco was among some other out of state visitors who were in town to meet the new coach and his staff.

"My visit went really well, I got to sit down with coach Kill and coach Claeys and got to know them a lot more and got to know coach Claeys' defense. He told me how he felt I fit into their defense and I got a lot more comfortable with them. I got a chance to meet some of the other recruits that I haven't met yet, and everything went really well." Bauducco said.

"The defense is going to be a 4-3 and they think that I fit perfectly for the Mike, which is the middle linebacker spot. They liked my size, they liked my physicality, so they though that I would fit in perfectly." He said.

Bauducco has also taken notice of the Monday Night Football game taking place at The Bank this Monday.

"Sunday morning we had breakfast at TCF and we were watching the Vikings doing their walk-through." He said.

Bauducco was not fazed by the weather, after putting on a coat he said he didn't even notice the weather. He also got some advice from a future defensive teammate: "Brock Vereen grew up pretty close to where I'm from and he was telling me that once you [put on a coat] you get used to it."

When asked about his commitment he said "[I'm a Gopher] 100%."

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