Froholdt talks U-M camp experience

Hjalte Froholdt

Warren G. Harding (Ohio) '15 DL, Hjalte Froholdt talks U-M camp, conversation with coaches and more.

ANN ARBOR--Warren G. Harding (Ohio) 2015 defensive lineman, Hjalte Froholdt made his way up to Michigan's summer camp to work on his technique and building future relationships with the U-M coaching staff.

And after a day with the U-M coaches, it safe to say his one day at Michigan's camp was a success.

"It went great," said Froholdt, who is a native of Denmark and is part of a student exchange program. "Me and a couple of the guys got some personal training from (defensive coordinator) Greg Mattison on the D-line. I was just with the D-line the whole day. So it was great."

With that extensive tutelage from Mattison, Froholdt was able to put in a note worthy effort in the 1-on-1s portion of the camp. He won the majority of his reps and despite the success he had on the field today, Froholdt was pretty modest about his performance.

"I think I did alright," Froholdt said. "There is still a lot for me to work on. I feel like I got a lot to work on still. I have a lot time to work on it. I should be alright but it start with my hands, being more explosive, and reading what kind of pass blocking they are doing. If he is stepping into me or going back and forth, stuff like that. Actually a lot of the stuff I had problems with they helped me correcting that at this camp."

Froholdt also had an opportunity to talk exclusively with coach Brady Hoke and Mattison during his visit.

"It is very good," Froholdt said. "What they talk about is very much about family. And also knowing the people that I need to be with. It's a college choice, that's what they talked about. And I just fell into these guys, they're very easy to communicate with and they're good guys. I like it because they are both D-line coaches, too."

At 6-foot-5, 265-pounds, Froholdt has picked up a notable offer sheet heading into his junior season. While he doesn't have a clear No. 1 school at the moment, he says five schools have jumped out front at the moment.

"I am really happy for every offer that I got," Froholdt said. "I am looking at every single school right now. Of course it is hard for me to visit every school and do all that. But I have to shorten it down a little bit, but my five top (schools), and it's not a real order, but it would be Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State and Arkansas."

Froholdt said Michigan will be his last college visit this summer, as he plans on returning to Denmark in a couple weeks, ending his exchange program in the United States.

"As of right now I can't (go on anymore visits), because there is too little time and too much to do," Froholdt said. "And right now I don't want to focus too much about college football or anything, I just want to be with the people that I have been with my whole time here. I just want to spend the last few weeks with them."

Froholdt will return to Denmark for his junior year of high school. However, he said he plans on coming back to the United States for his senior season of football.

When he gets back to his native land of Denmark, Froholdt says he plans on working heavily on his technique and working with coaches in the United States on improving his game.

"I just got to work a lot on my feet and my hands. A lot of it you can say you can do at practice but a lot of it is doing it individually. Like staying after practice and doing extra sprints and extra drills. And just studying the game also. A lot of the stuff you can do off the field is visualizing what you can do a drill or anything. There is bunch of stuff I can do, but I'll talk to the coaches and maybe they can help me with anything."

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