Fritts, Berger dream in scarlet and gray

Brandon Fritts (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) and his teammate Kent Berger don’t want to dream just yet, but there is a gleam.

Both juniors for the Cardinals, each has interest from Ohio State as they head into the mid-portion of the season, and it is interest the wide receiver and defensive end don’t take lightly.

“You grow up a Buckeyes fan,” said Fritts, who made 48 catches for 790 yards as a sophomore. “I’ve always watched them every Saturday. To see them have interest in you is like, ‘Wow.’ You can’t believe it.

“To get an offer would be a dream. To watch them on TV and think about playing there, it would be an unbelievable experience. I’ve always been a fan of Urban Meyer. I love how they run their spread offense. It’s just a great school.”

The same idea goes for Berger as well, who is taking over for Michigan defensive end Tom Strobel for the Cardinals.

He’s wearing the same No. 36 Strobel wore and is hoping there’s still a little magic left in the uniform.

“I haven’t showed my potential yet, but I’m ready to do it this year,” Berger said. “The looks get me ready, but you take it with a grain of salt. It doesn’t mean anything yet, but it’s good to know people see me out there.

“Ohio State is big. That’s one of the best football programs in the country. They’ve always had a great program. The coaches are top notch.”