Fitz is Finished

Nick Fitzgerald knew he had to make up for some lost time as a first year starter behind center. The talented quarterback hit the camp circuit hard, did the coursework necessary to graduate early and put together a historic senior season for Richmond Hill High. Needless to say, the Georgia Peach is pleased with how things turned out. With his grant in aid paperwork now signed, Fitzgerald is ready.

Nick Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald signed his paperwork late last week and those documents arrived at Mississippi State earlier today.

"I did all of that Friday," said Fitzgerald of his autograph session. "It's all finally done now.

"I just have to finish out with school now and then head to Mississippi State.

"It's a weight off of my shoulders to know that everything is done now. I just need to show up."

Fitzgerald's special delivery arrived on Monday. The talented quarterback and his family will follow suit later this week.

"The plan is to be there around four on Wednesday," said Fitzgerald of his pending official visit to Starkville.

"We'll go to the game on Thursday and then whatever happens on official visits will happen the rest of the time.

"I went to the Troy game, but I know it's going to be a lot louder this week."

Fitzgerald is eager to get on campus and enjoy Mississippi State's annual blood letting against Ole Miss, but the senior signal caller hoped to still be playing football this week.

For the second straight season, Warner Robins knocked Richmond Hill from the Georgia State playoffs.

"We had seven turnovers in the game and when you have seven turnovers you are going to lose no matter who you play," said Fitzgerald. "We just didn't really play our game until the fourth quarter and it was just too late.

"We finished out strong and we never gave up, so I am proud of my team for making it as far as we did.

"I think my best memory was beating Effingham, one of our biggest rivals.

"The stadium was packed more than it has been in years. It was like a playoff game and we got a big win."

With his senior campaign now complete, Fitzgerald has his sights set on an SEC future.

"It is starting to sink in," said Fitzgerald. "It's only going to be a couple more weeks and I can't wait to get up there and get started with everything."

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