Fritts Looking at Gophers

The Gophers have had luck in the state of North Carolina this past cycle, earning a commitment from top wide receiver Jamel Harbison. Another talented athlete from the state who is interested in Minnesota is Vance (N.C.) athlete Justin Fritts. caught up with Fritts to discuss the latest on his recruitment.

Fritts, a 6-foot-3 wide receiver had an outstanding junior campaign.

"I was on a run-heavy team but I had 17 catches for 575 yards and eight touchdowns," he said. "On defense I had about 40 tackles and I led my team in interceptions with two."

He describes himself as a college-ready player.

"I think I have the talent and heart to play in college," he said. "I love competition and I'm physical. I am a team player, and I get along very well with coaches."

Despite transferring schools, which has complicated his recruitment, Fritts has still been hearing from top universities.

"Recruiting has been good so far," he said. "I haven't got the chance to verbally talk to any coaches. I just get mail. Tennessee seems to send me the most."

Fritts recently received a Junior Day invite to Wake Forest but is unsure about other invitations.

"I have also switched schools from Asheville High to Vance High School in Charlotte," he said. "My mail is still being sent to my old high school, so I'm not 100% if I have been invited to other Junior Days yet."

Three schools stick out to Fritts as his top college choices at the moment.

"I'm interested in Virginia, Georgia and Minnesota," he said. "I just need a chance to get to talk with the coaches."

Although he has not visited the Gophers, they are a team that he is interested in.

"The environment seems like it would fit me perfectly. The coaching staff is great from what I have seen and read. There also in a tough conference which makes competition harder."

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