"It's been amazing," Fitts said after the game. "From the minute I got here everyone treated me well, I had an awesome experience."
The Redlands (Calif.) East Valley defensive end broke his wrist during the high school season, underwent surgery and has been aggressively rehabbing ever since. Fitts did not participate in the first few days of practice in San Antonio before the game but eventually made his way onto the field.
It was then he felt an abnormal "tingling feel" surrounding the injured area and decided it would be best to enjoy the rest of the experience from the sideline.
Though in San Antonio to play football, his trip to the Army All-American Bowl was highlighted by who else, but his Army hero, "talking with him, learning a lot things from him – I enjoyed it," Fitts said.
The 6-foot-4, 260-pound four-star recruit is set to enroll early at USC. He hopes he'll be able to start working out upon his January10th arrival on campus, but says it will ultimately be up to the training staff.
"I just want to get used to everything," Fitts said. "Meet people, get used to the school, and I'm just excited to be a Trojan."
Fitts, one of 13 USC commits at the Army All-American game, said the future Trojans seemed to be "a lot closer than the other teams."
This could bode well for Lane Kiffin's 2013 class as the USC staff works to keep it together and pickup a few more commitments, including a re-commitment from Eddie Vanderdoes who also participated in the Army game.