WR Josh Zitzmann Has Minnesota Interest

Josh Zitzmann, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound wide receiver/defensive back from Farmington who attended the Minnesota spring game and two Gophers football camps, is one of the state's three-sport athletes. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Zitzmann to learn the latest on his recruitment as he is playing with his Farmington basketball team in the Gopher State Prep Showcase this weekend at Lakeville South.

Josh Zitzmann caught 19 passes for 453 yards and six touchdowns as a junior. He was named honorable mention 2007 Minnesota Associated Press All-State team.

Zitzmann also had one rushing touchdown, and he had 38 tackles as a defensive back as the Tigers finished 5-4, losing to Owatonna in the first round of the playoffs on the Section 1, Class AAAAA playoffs, 28-14.

Zitzmann led the Tigers in scoring in basketball with 17.3 points per game as they finished 13-14. He scored in double figures in all but one game as he finished with nine points.

Zitzmann said that he is getting recruiting looks from college football teams as a wide receiver. He attended two sessions of camps at Minnesota along with single camp trips to Northern Illinois and Western Michigan. Zitzmann also attended the Northern Illinois Junior Day.

Zitzmann is also hearing from South Dakota State and North Dakota. He attended camp Friday at Division II Minnesota State Mankato and heard from Northern Sun rival Winona State about coming down for a visit.

Zitzmann said that he is planning on going to several college games this season.

"The Minnesota-Northern Illinois game would be a nice one to go to. I'll probably go to Mankato and Winona," he said.

Zitzmann played for the Minnesota School of Basketball Roadrunners this spring and summer in such events as the Sabes Invitational Tournament, the Jayhawk Invitational, the Dakota Schoolers tourney, Hoosier Shootout and Twin Cities Summer Classic the previous weekend. The MSB Roadrunners are done playing for the summer.

Zitzmann is hearing from Minnesota Mankato, Minnesota Moorhead, Wisconsin River Falls, St. Olaf and Nebraska-Omaha for basketball.

"Mankato State has been at most of my games," he said.

In fact, Mankato State was in attendance during Zitzmann's Saturday game.

Zitzmann said that he is getting closer to making a decision of what sport to play in college.

"It is still up in the air, but I am leaning more to football, based on the interest I am getting," he said.


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