One of the most accomplished passing offenses in the state of Ohio last fall was Mentor, and wide receiver/tight end Brandon Fritts accounted for 1,187 of those yards and 17 touchdowns. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound is off to a nice start to his recruitment with several offers in hand.
"My latest offer was from Akron," Fritts reported. "I have four offers as of now."
Among the four offers for Fritts is one from Minnesota, which came through after the Gophers visited his school in January.
"They came down to our school probably about a year ago watching our quarterback, Mitch [Trubisky], throw and that's when they first saw me," Fritts said. "They saw me throughout [last season] and then they came up to our school and offered me then.
"I have looked them up on the Internet, looked at all their stuff around campus and the field. I have never been over there, but it seems like a great place and I have heard a lot of good things about it."
Fritts has not planned out his spring practice visit schedule because he is still in the midst of his team's basketball season. He was able to take in a junior day at Michigan State earlier this winter, however.
"That was cool and I got to talk to the coaches," Fritts said. "I had a lot of one-on-one time with the tight ends coach and he showed me the different things they run on offense and how I fit into their program. I enjoyed it and really liked their program. It's a great program and I'm interested to learn more about it."
The other schools that have offered Fritts are Bowling Green and Toledo. Additionally he is hearing from the likes of West Virginia, Boston College, Duke, Iowa and Illinois.
Mentor's basketball team won their first playoff game Thursday night with Fritts at the forward position. He is averaging approximately 13 points and nine rebounds on the court this season.
On the gridiron, Fritts caught 59 passes as a junior while mostly lining up at the wide receiver position. In college, he is likely to move down to the tight end spot.
"A lot of coaches are recruiting me as a tight end, but also a tight end who can flex out and play wide receiver," Fritts said. "I haven't really had too much experience playing in-line, but this year in our offense I will be lining up a lot more on the line."