Is Fritts A Fit For Michigan?

Mentor junior wide receiver Brandon Fritts was one of several top prospects Michigan hosted last weekend for their game with Illinois. As one of Ohio's top 2014 prospects, Fritts is definitely interested in the Wolverine program.

Michigan had an impressive collection of recruits on hand for the game with Illinois last Saturday. One of those in attendance was Mentor (OH) junior wide receiver Brandon Fritts.

As a two-year starter in one of Ohio's more high-powered offenses, Fritts is a top 2014 prospect. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound, athlete could play either wide receiver or tight end at the next level.

"It was great being at Michigan last weekend, and I got to speak with Coach (Greg) Mattison, who recruits our area," Fritts stated. "We spoke a lot, and Coach Mattison introduced me to the tight ends coach (Dan Ferrigno). He said they're very interested in me, and he told me to watch Devin Funchess, because they see me as that type of player."

"They want me to come back to another game, but I'm not sure about that," he added. "It was my first time seeing the Big House for a game, and it was awesome. The atmosphere was loud, and I had a great time. It was a cold day, but the place was packed. Coach Mattison will be down to our school soon, and he was here a lot last year when he was recruiting Tom Strobel, so he's seen me practice in person."

Even though Fritts plays wide receiver at Mentor, he is aware that college teams may be recruiting him as a flex tight end.

"The Michigan offense is pretty similar to what we run here, so I think I would be a good fit in their system," he explained. "I think it's a place I could be successful at, and I'm very high on Michigan."

"I don't have any offers yet, but I've been to games at West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame and Michigan State also," he continued. "All of the schools are telling me the same things, and I'm staying in contact with everyone. I don't have a favorite or anything, and I'm trying to evaluate everyone. I don't think I have any visits left."

Fritts, who put up huge numbers last year as a sophomore, is repeating that success this season. He has caught eight touchdown passes to date, and is the number-one option for quarterback Mitch Trubisky.

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