Brandon Fritts, Connor Krizancic excelling


When you’re catching passes from a quarterback that just broke the school record once held by a former Mr. Football winner, you’re bound to get a few looks.

But when you’re as good as Brandon Fritts (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) and teammate Conner Krizancic, it doesn’t matter if the passes are coming from North Carolina commit Mitch Trubisky or Mitch Albom.

Fritts, who has Boston College, Duke, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh and West Virginia interested, knows how the recruiting industry works. Of course, his 20 catches, team-leading 355 yards and five touchdowns through six games this season is proof positive the junior is going to catch on at the next level, especially at 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds.

“This is the process where they’re starting to see my film and colleges are recognizing me,” he said. “We’ll see where we go from there.

“I’ve been getting letters from colleges over and over again with new ones thrown in. I’m enjoying the process right now. It’s been a humbling experience, but I’m focusing on our season.”

Krizancic has come on as of late as well with 317 yards receiving on a team-leading 23 is averaging 13.8 yards per reception. The 6-2, 190-pound junior has Akron, Boston College, Bowling Green, Iowa, Michigan State, Toledo and West Virginia looking at him.

The son of a basketball coach, Krizancic’s first love is football and he’s already making the rounds as he’s been to Michigan State and plans unofficial visits to Akron, Toledo and Boston College in the coming months.

“I’m a football guy,” Krizancic said. “I love the sport. It’s always been my dream to play college football, so it’s a dream coming true. I’m letting this all play out a bit. It’s a nice process, but it can be overwhelming.”