Rank also is a two-sport star that plays quarterback for Cedarburg High School. Cross training in both sports has left him strong. He currently bench presses 265 pounds and squats 270.
As for his game, Rank described himself as follows:
"I am hustler guy. I rebound a lot. I try to get people open. Joe Krabbenhoft from Wisconsin, I am like him."
Rank gave the following lists of schools that are recruiting him: UW-Milwaukee, UW-Green Bay, Northern Iowa, North Dakota State, William and Mary, Miami-OH, Loyola (Chi), Northwestern, and Creighton. All except Northwestern and Creighton have offered him scholarships. Rank has visited all of the schools that have offered him.
As for Miami, he said of the visit that occurred Sunday, July 5 (day before the Take 5 Classic), "Miami was good. I could not really talk to the coaches because it was against the (NCAA) rules (for that recruiting period). So I just went with my family and just drove around. It was a pretty campus."
Rank also had this to say about Miami:
"Great school. Good academics. They have some good coaches. I like their assistant coaches. I talked to their head coach (Charlie Coles) and thought he was a really cool guy."
Like most kids from Wisconsin, Rank loves the legendary NFL franchise that plays in Lambeau Field. Rank said, "I like football. I am a Green Bay Packer fan, so I like the Packers."
Like current RedHawk basketball player and sophomore-to-be Kramer Soderberg, Rank admits to having a cheesehead. Rank explained, "It's sweet. Pretty much everyone in Wisconsin is a Packers fan."
Jokingly, Rank had a message to Brett Farve: "He should have retired after he left Green Bay. He is making his legacy bad."
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