Chris Joppru Attracts Midwest Attention

Chris Joppru, a 6-6, 225-pound tight end out of Minnetonka (MN) High, did not play in the Skippers' basketball scrimmage at Minneapolis Patrick Henry. However, he had a very valid reason. Joppru has led Minnetonka to the state championship game Friday against Classic Lake rival Wayzata. GoldenSports.Net recently caught up with Joppru to find out the latest on his recruitment.

Chris Joppru is considered an up-and-coming prospect who had an excellent senior season. Minnetonka was coming off an 8-3 season last year but lost many key offensive players. Joppru was expected to carry a bigger role this season after playing behind a senior last year and he did just that. He has caught 40 passes for 617 yards and six touchdowns so far this year. Joppru was recently named to the KARE-11 All-Metro team.

His brother, Bennie, was a standout tight end for the Michigan Wolverines who is now with the NFL's Houston Texans.

Joppru has yet to receive an scholarship offers, but said that head coach Dave Nelson recently told him to expect things to pick up in December. His strong postseason play should help his recruitment.

Joppru said that South Dakota State has contacted him recently and he attended the Gophers' season finale versus Iowa. Joppru also said that he has attended several other Gopher games.

Joppru attended Minnesota's summer camp for one day and Michigan's camp for five days.

Joppru said that he plans to join the basketball team Monday after the championship game.

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