Richmond (Va.) Hermitage defensive end Jeffrey Fitzgerald has three scholarship offers. Fitzgerald has the prototype body for a defensive end. Does the talented Virginia prospect have a leader?
"No, he is very open at this point. I could easily see him being the top defensive end on the east coast this year," said Hermitage head coach Patrick Kane about the 6-foot-5, 255 pound defensive end who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds.
What schools are currently showing the most interest in Fitzgerald?
"Virginia, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia have offered Jeffrey a scholarship. North Carolina State is showing quite a bit of interest as well," said Kane.
How would Kane describe Fitzgerald as a player?
"He is big, strong, and quick. He is very intelligent and has great field awareness. The aspect of Jeffrey's game that sets him apart from the rest is the quickness in his hands. He is a student of the game and he is like an extension of the coaching staff on the field."
Kane feels that although Fitzgerald will be defensive end at the collegiate level, he would also make a great tight end.
"Jeffrey is just a great athlete. He played some tight end for us last season. He had 12 receptions for 229 yards and three touchdowns."
On defense, Fitzgerald racked up 49 tackles, six tackles for a loss, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and five sacks.