Fritz Rock, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound three-star wide receiver has helped lead his team to a perfect 13-0 season and the 5A state championship. Wayzata High School (Plymouth, Minn.) beat Blaine High School 27-7 on Friday, Nov. 28.
Rock played both ways in the final game, catching six balls for 48 yards and one touchdown. He also ran the ball twice for 17 yards and even threw a passing touchdown for 14 yards. Defensively, he had eight tackles and won the MVP award for the championship game.
Ranked as the No. 132 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com, Rock is also being recruited as a defensive back, but says he doesn't have a position preference. "I'll play any position," he said. "I don't care…I'll play whatever helps the team more."
Washington State, Indiana, Cincinnati, Western Michigan and Northern Illinois remain his only offers, but Rock says that he's also getting interest from Colorado State, Missouri, Purdue and Minnesota.
"If any of those schools offered me, I'd definitely consider them," he said. "They are all great schools and especially Minnesota and Missouri - I've been following them a lot this year. They've all really gotten in the mix recently. They've asked me for some senior film and said they are evaluating which side of the ball they want me to play."
With his season running so long, Rock hasn't had a chance to take any official visits yet. "Now that we won the championship I plan to focus on recruiting," he said. "I'm hoping to set up some visits this week.
"Our football banquet is tonight (Dec. 3) and after that I'm getting together with my coach and brother (his legal guardian) to set up some trips," he said.
While Rock admits he'd love to get a few more offers, he says he isn't going to wait around. "I don't want to wait until national signing day," he said. "If I could have the process done by January that would be ideal. I'd like to take a trip or two in December and commit."
From the schools that have offered him, the only one he hasn't been to in person yet is Western Michigan. The only one of the five who is recruiting him for defense is Cincinnati. "They are recruiting me for both (sides of the ball)," he said. "They aren't sure.
"I like what Cincinnati was able to do this year," he said. "Coach Brian Kelly really turned the program around. He's gotten them better and better every year and now they won the Big East."
Rock says the three most important factors for his decision are playing time, coaching staff and academics.
He reports a 2.6 core GPA and a 17 ACT, which is retaking in December.