Torsten Rotto Gets Minnesota Interest

Torsten Rotto, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound defensive end from Woodbury (MN) High, is one of the top defensive players in the state. Rotto is attending the Minnesota football camp this week and will be traveling across the country visiting many of the top programs. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Rotto to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Torsten Rotto helped lead Woodbury to a 6-4 mark last season, losing to Henry Sibley 34-6 in the second round of the Class AAAAA, Section 4 playoffs.

Rotto attended Junior days at Minnesota, Iowa and Northern Iowa and shined at the recent National Underclassmen's Combine in Burnsville, where he was named MVP.

"I just went there and gave it my all," Rotto said. "I think that the one-on-ones where were I really got to show my stuff. It was really fun."

Rotto is hearing from a variety of schools.

"Minnesota, Harvard, North Dakota State, Iowa State, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Stanford."

This is the second of many camps for Rotto.

"I went to Northern Iowa's lineman camp last Sunday."

Rotto has plans to attend several camps in the upcoming weeks.

"Iowa State, Iowa, Stanford, Harvard, Northwestern, and North Dakota State."

He plans to go to Iowa State Thursday and Friday, then to Iowa and will fly to Stanford from Omaha. Rotto will attend the Northwestern camp and then fly to Harvard. Rotto feels that the camp will pay off for him in his senior season.

:I think that these camps are really going to help me out a lot with my technique and my foot work and stuff," Rotto said. "High school weightlifting program that will get me in shape. I think that by the time the season starts, I'll be ready to go."

Rotto has high expectations for the Royals, despite the loss of Gopher recruit Lamonte Edwards and several other talented seniors.

"We are going to be a younger team, but we are going to be fast," Rotto said. "We are going to run around. We are going to be a different style team, but we are going to use what we got to our best abilities."

Rotto is an excellent student with a 4.04 GPA and a 27 ACT score. He already has a major in mind.

"I was thinking somewhere in the medical field," Rotto said. "Pre-med and then go on to medical school."

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