Fritz Rock Talks About His Recruitment

Fritz Rock, a 6-foot, 200-pound wide receiver from Plymouth (MN) Wayzata, helped lead the Trojans to a 14-0 start and a Class 5A title this season. Rock received a scholarship offer from Minnesota, but the Gophers pulled the offer after receiving a commitment from Victor Keise. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Rock to learn the latest on his recruitment and if the Gophers are back in the picture.

Fritz Rock had six catches for 48 yards and one touchdown and threw a 14-yard touchdown pass as he helped lead the Trojans to a 27-7 win in the Class 5A Prep Bowl over Blaine. His touchdown pass proved to be one of the biggest plays of the game as the Trojans had fourth-and-9 from Blaine's 14. Rock caught a lateral toss from QB John Ries, evaded a defender and threw to Matt Tarpley to make the score 20-7.

Rock finished with 36 receptions for 363 yards (10.1 yards per reception) and two touchdowns.

Rock is still undecided on his college choice with the signing day coming up on Wednesday. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Rock to learn the latest on his recruitment.

"Wyoming is still in the mix," he said. "A couple of MAC schools like Central Michigan and Western Michigan, Indiana and Cincinnati. Minnesota has been kind of here and there, so I don't know what they are going to do. They offered me when I was a sophomore and the position filled. They thought that they were going to get Bryce (McNeal) and he went to Clemson and all the stuff I am hearing. My brother is supposed to be helping me figure stuff out and my coach."

Rock is an excellent athlete with a 4.57 40-yard dash and a 32-inch vertical leap. He bench presses 225 pounds and squats 275 pounds.

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