This past Tuesday, Farmington (Mich.) sophomore wide receiver, Desmond Fitzpatrick received his fifth division one offer from Wake Forest University. Then without missing a beat this past Thursday, Fitzpatrick took a visit to Michigan State University and although he’s visited East Lansing before, he said this visit was just as great as the last one.
“I’ve visited Michigan State before but just like last time, I really enjoyed my visit.” Fitzpatrick said. “It was good to see coach Terrence Samuel again and watch the team practice. I even had another chance to sit-in on the wide receiver meeting and learn more about their offense and route combinations.”
“The other great part about my visit was the fact that I got a chance to watch spring practice. It was definitely up tempo and intense. I was even able to recognize a lot of the plays that they went over in the meeting and remember some of the calls and terminology, so it was a cool experience. A few of the coaches including coach Dantonio even noticed how much I had grown.”
According to Fitzpatrick, his great visit didn’t stop there, as he added that he got a chance to talk head coach Mark Dantonio for a little while during his visit.
“One of the highlights of my visit was that I had a really nice talk with coach Dantonio.” Fitzpatrick replied. “I don’t want to say what we talked about, but I’m hoping that they will offer me soon. I don’t really think about whether they will or won’t offer me that much but I know that if I keep getting better, they will eventually offer me…At least, I hope so.”
When I asked Fitzpatrick what it is exactly that he likes about Michigan State, he had plenty to say.
“I’ve been there a few times, so I love the campus, because you can pretty much walk everywhere.” Fitzpatrick said. “I also like the coaching staff and their offense. I like the fact that they run a pro offense and use the same terms that they use in the NFL. They also run pretty much the entire route tree and they throw the ball a lot. They have a really balanced offense and I feel that coach Samuel is a really good wide receiver coach, who is really technical.”
Apparently, this won’t be the last time we see Fitzpatrick visit Michigan State because he stated the he will be making a return trip to East Lansing next week along with a few more visits to other schools over the next month.
“I will be back at MSU next week for their scrimmage.” Fitzpatrick replied. “Besides my upcoming visit to MSU’s scrimmage, I will also be visiting Notre Dame, Kentucky and Wake Forest over the next three weeks. Overall, I am looking forward to these upcoming visits but I’m definitely glad that I can’t drive yet and that my dad has to do all of the driving!”
Written by LBeasley (Lauren Beasley), Sports Contributor for Radio One Detroit