As one of the top players in the nation for the 2015 class, Minkah Fitzpatrick is gaining popularity with colleges with every passing day. Last week he picked up two new BCS offers from Stanford and Maryland to bring his total number of scholarships to 12.
"(Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep Head) Coach Hansen called after he sent my transcripts and Stanford offered," said the 6-foot, 183-pound Fitzpatrick. "It's a great academic program and athletic program. They're always competing with Oregon, which is great competition.
"Coach Kotulski came in during the evaluation period. I talked to him on the phone and he was cool to talk to.
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"I don't think any other school (that I have an offer from) is as great academically. It's also my first PAC 12 offer."
Fitzpatrick hasn't taken many visits but knows of three school he would like to see.
"I want to visit Clemson, South Carolina and Alabama. Alabama might be at the end of July and Clemson and South Carolina could be at the beginning of August."
Two schools seem to be coming after Fitzpatrick the hardest.
"Michigan and Alabama are trying to recruit me the most. I just feel like they both like me a lot by what they've been showing.
Fitzpatrick was one of the few underclassmen to participate in the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge Presented by Under Armour at Soldier Field in Chicago earlier this month.