Pete Rortvedt Hoping for Offers

Pete Rortvedt, a 6-5, 175-pound quarterback from Lakeland High School in Minocqua (Wis.) has Wisconsin amongst his final four schools. Now the waiting begins for the three-sport star.

Making a college football decision is something that's floated in the back of Pete Rortvedt's mind recently. But until his baseball season is over, it won't be a major concern.

"I don't want to get too involved in (recruiting)," Rortvedt said. "I just want to worry about (baseball) and then probably over the summer I will get a little more into it."

Rortvedt, who also plays basketball at Lakeland (Wis.), is hoping a couple of offers will come his way soon. He is hearing regularly from Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota and Northern Illinois, which he lists as his final four.

He visited Madison for the Spring Game and Special Teams Coach Brian Murphy visited his school during the first week of the May evaluation period.

While he doesn't have a favorite, Iowa could be tough to beat if a scholarship is offered. The Hawkeyes have been sending Rortvedt a steady stream of letters.

"I've actually been a Hawkeye fan for most of my life," Rortvedt said. "They're not my overall favorite, because I'm keeping everything open, but it would be nice to go there since I've been a fan my whole life. My other (favorites) are close to home, so my family could see my play."

But despite his love for the Hawkeyes, Rortvedt would take a very close look at the Badgers if they offer.

"I really like it there. They have nice facilities, (especially) with all the new stuff they are doing with the stadium," Rortvedt said. "The biggest factors for me are closeness to home, the type of school it is, what type of education I can get there, and how the college reacts to football. Like Madison, how they are about their football…you go to games and it's crazy, just the atmosphere."

Rortvedt plans to major in sports medicine and head to chiropractic school after getting his undergrad degree.

Rortvedt is considered one of the top quarterbacks in the state, and he could get a lot more attention this fall, particularly because of Lakeland's switch to a more passing-oriented offense. Rortvedt said he likes to take off running, but his coach discourages it, preferring he focus on his pocket passing and his arm strength, which are two of his biggest assets.

"I'd maybe compare myself to Jim Sorgi," Rortvedt said. "He's not a huge, thick guy. He's mobile, he can run a quick 40, but he doesn't do that a whole lot…my biggest (attributes) are arm strength and being able to read the field."

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