Fitts Checking Out Programs

Episcopal School of Dallas (Tex.) 2015 quarterback Thomas Fitts, who has taken visits to programs on both coasts this summer, was impressed by a Pac-12 program...

As he reflects upon his sophomore season, Episcopal School of Dallas (Tex.) 2015 quarterback Thomas Fitts is optimistic about the future of his team.

"Last season went pretty well. Our team didn't do as well as we had hoped, but we have eleven starters returning on offense, so it will definitely be better this year," he said.

Fitts has been on Varsity since his freshman season and experienced his first as the starter last fall. Under the watch of a new head coach in Clayton Sanders, the quarterback threw for 2,200 yards and 24 touchdowns, with an additional rushing touchdown.

"I think I really improved on learning how to manage everybody at once. I'm very excited to start my second season under Coach Sanders. We've made some great strides this offseason with his intense conditioning program and I feel that I am starting to firmly grasp his offense.

"He is a dynamic young coach who relates well to all of his players and we all want to make a real playoff push for him this season," said Fitts.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pounder has started exploring his college options, visiting programs on both sides of the country.

"I went to camp at UCLA and I also went to Harvard, Yale, and Princeton camps. I just wanted to see what the schools were like, see the difference between each coast," he said.

Fitts' time in Westwood had an impact on the signal-caller, who has spoken with offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone and quarterbacks coach Taylor Mazzone.

"I talked to the coaches a lot while I was at the camp. I had heard great things and I'm really excited about their program. I think they are my number one," he said.

Fitts is also hearing from Arizona State, California, SMU, and Portland State.

The quarterback, who considers his arm strength and accuracy as his two greatest strengths on the field, has no more visit plans for the summer and is focused on working with his team in preparation for the upcoming season.

"We'll be competing in the state 7on7 tournament this weekend. All of our practices are very intense and fast paced. Our coaches have really emphasized that; it helps us prepare for the season," said Fitts.

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