Fitzgerald Down to Two

After spending back-to-back weekends in Utah and receiving in-home visits from two D-I head coaches, a California wide receiver prospect is almost ready to decide where he will play college football.

Sean Fitzgerald hails from Mission Viejo, Calif., but this prospect decided a while ago that he will make his future in Division One football in the state of Utah. TBS caught up with Fitzgerald just minutes after University of Utah Head Coach Kyle Whittingham left his home on an in-house visit.

"I love Coach Whittingham," Fitzgerald said. "He's a great coach and he really seems like the type of guy I want to play for. I feel very comfortable with him and what he has to say."

Whittingham's in-home visit with Fitzgerald was coupled with an official visit to the Ute campus last weekend from which Fitzgerald came away very impressed.

"I had a great time at Utah," said the 6-foot-4, 190-pound wide out. "Their campus is awesome. The players are great; I love the coaching staff and just everything about Utah. They showed me exactly how they'd play me in their offense and I loved that. I could definitely see myself in their program."

So is it a slam-dunk for Fitzgerald to sign a letter of intent with Utah this coming Wednesday? Not quite. Everything he liked about Utah could also be said for the school that is just 47 miles south of the Utah campus.

"I loved BYU as well," Fitzgerald said. "They really won me over on my trip there. I love Coach [Bronco] Mendenhall as much as I love Coach Whittingham. They're both great guys and I really don't think I can go wrong committing and playing for either one of them."

Fitzgerald made his official visit to BYU the weekend prior to his visit to Utah. Since that time, Fitzgerald received an in-home visit from Cougar Head Coach Mendenhall.

"He just came and went over everything with me," Fitzgerald said. "It was great having him in my home. He made me feel like they really wanted me to play there which is nice."

Although signing day is bearing down on Fitzgerald, he did not indicate which way he was leaning at the time. "I really couldn't say right now if I'm leaning toward signing with either BYU or Utah," Fitzgerald said. "I'm going to talk it over seriously with my family this weekend and then hopefully decide by Sunday. It's a big decision for me and I'll just go with what I feel is best."

Fitzgerald plans on serving an LDS mission, but will most likely greyshirt a semester before leaving on his mission so he'll have all five of his years of eligibility left when he returns. Fitzgerald mentioned that this will be his course of action at either BYU or Utah.

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