Three star class of 2015 quarterback Jimmy Fitzgerald of Champagin, Illinois visited Indiana yesterday for the Penn State game. "Indiana was great," Fitzgerald told The Crimson Quarry of his trip. "Although it was raining throughout most of the game, Indiana had a strong fan base and a really exciting game day atmosphere." It might have been the 6-3 205 pound signal caller's first time taking in a Hoosier game, but not his first time on campus. "I had been over to watch a practice during August, so I was already familiar with the campus, facilities and the coaches."
Most Indiana fans were impressed with how the Hoosiers handled business Saturday and Fitzgerald was no different. "A few things that really stood out to me were the pace of play and style of offense that Indiana puts on the field. I really like what they do and how they do it."
Jimmy had the opportunity to speak with some of the coaches while on his visit. "I talked with Coach Wilson and Coach Johns before the game. They said they've seen my junior film and are very impressed. The next step is for Coach Johns to come watch me throw in person." Hoosiers co-offensive coordinator, quarterbacks/wide receiver coach Kevin Johns and Fitzgerald are already well acquainted with one another. "I was fortunate enough this summer to break down some film with Coach Johns. I like his style of coaching. He is extremely knowledgeable."
Last Friday before heading to Indiana, Fitzgerald had one of his best games so far this season. The Centennial junior completed 30 of his 48 passing attempts for 356 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-26 loss to Bloomington (IL) High School. Last season as a sophomore for the Chargers, he finished with 1300 yards through the air and 14 touchdowns.
The 247Sports Composite Rankings currently have Jimmy as the 482nd prospect in the nation, the 25th best pro style quarterback and ninth overall recruit in Illinois for the 2015 recruiting class. Illinois and Yale have already offered scholarships while plenty of other programs are showing interest. When asked what an offer from the Hoosiers would mean, Fitzgerald shared the following. "An Indiana offer would be awesome. With the combination of a great business school, great coaches and an offense that averages 50 points a game, what's not to like?".
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