Rock raves about Louisville

Fritz Rock, one of the top prospects in the Midwest spent the weekend visiting with the Louisville football program. While the Cardinals hosted 10-15, mostly in-state prospects, for the first of two junior days this spring, Rock was the main man in attendance – and he came away raving about Louisville.

Fritz Rock, one of the top prospects in the Midwest spent the weekend visiting with the Louisville football program. While the Cardinals hosted 10-15, mostly in-state prospects, for the first of two junior days this spring, Rock was the main man in attendance – and he came away raving about Louisville.

"It was cool. I totally like it a lot," Rock said. "I liked the staff and actually the city. I don't know where to start. Everything about it was real good. They're sitting high on my (list). They're right there with Minnesota. They're real high. There's no doubt about it. I had a great experience there just meeting the staff, getting to watch the scrimmage, talking to some of their players – the city, the tour. What's not to like about the ‘Ville?

"And one of the things that I was not aware is they do graduate their seniors as far as getting a degree and that's the most important thing. They emphasize getting a degree and that's really huge."


One of the top prospects in Minnesota, Rock, who is originally from Miami, already has offers from a pair of Big 10 programs - Minnesota and Indiana. Rock said Louisville is also talking about a possible offer.

"The biggest thing more than anything they said they really like me physically," Rock said. "Me coming in at 6-1, 200 pounds they can see me coming in as a wide receiver or possibly a defensive back. So I spoke to both Coach English and Coach K."

Rock got an up close and personal look at the Louisville football program. He and his brother attended Friday's practice session indoors at the Trager Center and also saw the Cards scrimmage Saturday afternoon at PJCS. After UofL's scrimmage, Rock was the only prospect escorted by hosts onto the field to meet with Steve Kragthorpe.

"When I looked at the receiver corps at Louisville and saw what I saw I was like ‘man, every big play it was a receiver making it.' For the most part all of those guys are interchangeable and doesn't matter their size, height or speed," said Rock. "They all can catch and they're smart players. I like that a lot."

Rock's visit to Louisville won't be his only this week. He and his brother hit the road after visiting with the Cardinals for a few days and will visit several other programs this week.

"I've been to Minnesota's junior day," Rock said. "I've had like 20 invites to junior days but time-wise I just couldn't get to them. I'm on spring break right now and I'm going to be visiting schools. Me and my brother are just taking a road trip and visiting schools. We've been to Louisville, we're going down to Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Cincinnati, Purdue and Indiana."

Rock hasn't set his camp plans yet but plans to do so sometime next month. "The way it looks right now Louisville will be a school that I will attend their camp," Rock said. "I can definitely see making an official visit there in the fall also."

Louisville will continue to evaluate and keep in touch with Rock in the coming months.

"It looks right now for the '09 class they're bringing in five guys and they said either way it goes they're going to find somewhere for me to play – receiver or possibly at defensive back as a safety. So I'm really loving it."


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