'Bama FB Has Strong SEC Camp Showing

Fred Munzenmaier from Norcross, Georgia, had a great mini-camp performance at Alabama.

"I had a lot of fun at the camp," said Fred Munzenmaier. "I think I did alright. It was fun to work with Coach (Sparky) Woods. He was a great guy. He was very energetic. I hope I will be able to play for him one day."

Munzenmaier is happy to know the Alabama coaching staff is seeking a big bruiser to lead the way for future running backs at the Capstone. Coach Shula informed the Georgia back he is on their short list of fullback prospects. "I sat down with Coach Shula after the camp. He is a great guy. He is nice and was very welcoming. Coach Shula said they were looking at six fullbacks right now. They only plan to sign one. He said I am one they are watching very closely," Munzenmaier said.

Though he grew up following the Georgia Bulldogs, Munzenmaier said, "Alabama is very high on my list. I would say Alabama and Georgia are neck-and-neck. I grew up a Georgia fan. My sister went to Georgia so I grew up always attending their games. After visiting Alabama this past weekend, it has opened my eyes to something different."

"Alabama is a school with a lot of tradition. Tuscaloosa is a great football town. I have been to a few games, and I really enjoy the atmosphere. Coach Harbison is the best person who is a coach I have ever met. The facilities are amazing over there. I hope I can go a long way in the recruiting process with them," added Munzenmaier.

Munzenmaier holds six offers which include Miami-Ohio, Mississippi State, Duke, Georgia Tech, Navy, and Colorado. He hopes to make a decision before his senior season. "It all depends on how a few schools pan out," he said. "I would like to decide by the end of the summer, but if the schools I want to go to haven't offered, I will wait until the end of my season. I will have to 'show my stuff' to them."

In order to be successful on the next level Munzenmaier wants to improve one key aspect of his game. "I am good at blocking, but I really would like to work on it more," he said. "That's the main thing I am always trying to improve. I would have to say my strengths are running the ball and my yards after catch."

Munzenmaier has attended summer camps at Alabama, Georgia, and Vanderbilt. He will camp at Auburn in July for his next and final camp.

During his junior season Munzenmaier recorded 737 yards on 123 carries. He also caught 14 passes for 164 yards.


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