Jeffrey Fitzgerald ’s final summer camp stop was at Virginia Tech, for this past weekend’s senior camp. Fitzgerald, who is rated by some as the number one defensive end prospect in the state, called his second-ever experience in Blacksburg a good one.
“It was good,” Fitzgerald said. “I didn’t take much of a tour. I did get a chance to get to know the coaches a little better. I don’t remember their names, but I spoke to the Tight Ends Coach, the Defensive Line Coach, the Defensive Coordinator, and of course I talked to Coach Cavanaugh. I didn’t learn much about anything else. It’s a good school with good coaches.”
The Hokies are recruiting Fitzgerald as a defensive end. At 6-4, 250 pounds, Fitzgerald has all the tools to play on either side of the ball on the next level. Most programs are recruiting him to play defensive end.
Following the visit, Fitzgerald says he feels the same about Virginia Tech as he did coming into the camp.
“It’s pretty much the same,” Fitzgerald said of his thoughts about Virginia Tech following his camp experience. “It’s a good school.”
Earlier this summer, Fitzgerald attended camps at NC State, Maryland, and UVa, respectively. He has no more plans to either visit or attend camp anywhere else before the beginning of school. Instead, he will focus on the summer school course he’s taking to get ahead for his senior year.
Recruiting will continue to be a focus for him as well. He would like to narrow his list before the start of his senior season.
“Not yet…hopefully soon,” Fitzgerald said when asked if he had narrowed his list. “I’m not even sure of any schools that will be on my list. I thought I’d have it done by now, but I just haven’t done it.”
In the meantime, the athletic big-man will continue to work hard in the weight room, preparing for his final year at Hermitage. Fitzgerald expects a productive senior season after a summer of hard work.
“This summer I’ve been lifting hard,” Fitzgerald said. “I’m working on my strength and my techniques. I’m going to a lot of these camps to try and learn different techniques to use. It’s going well.”
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