Quinn Fabrizio’s recruitment couldn’t be going any better.
Fabrizio - a three-star safety from Sandy (Uth) Alta - currently holds eight offers and believes more big names could be coming his way. He’s ranked the No.64 safety in the county by Scout.com and he’s got a list of five schools that he’s starting to put his focus on.
“Right now Wisconsin, Washington, Utah, Utah State and BYU are my top schools,” Fabrizio told BadgerNation. “They have shown the most interest in me and I like the opportunities that I have at those schools.”
Since being offered by Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen in May, the 6-3, 208-pound Fabrizio has been talking with defensive line coach Chad Kauha’aha’a as his recruiting contact.
“Before the dead period started we talked on the phone about three times or so, (and) he just wants me to figure out when I can get to Wisconsin sometime for a visit,” Fabrizio said. “I tell him that I’ll try and make it out when the dead period is over. My dad wants to come with and he travels a lot so it will be somewhat tricky to find a time. (Coach Andersen and I) also just talk about who I am as a person. He’s just trying to get to know what I’m about.”
While Fabrizio is still trying to figure out when he can visit Madison, his most recent campus visit was to BYU on June 17, the last Utah school he had yet to visit.
“My visit to BYU went well they treated me well but all of the Utah schools have,” Fabrizio said. “During my visits to BYU, Utah and Utah State, they all expressed to me how they want me to come to their schools.”
After recording approximately 90 tackles at the safety position during his junior year, Fabrizio is making the transition to outside linebacker for his senior year and is excited for the challenge considering that’s the position he is projected to play at the next level.
“Making the switch this year from safety to outside linebacker will make the transition easier when I get to college,” Fabrizio said. “I’ve been putting on more weight and muscle to help me adjust to my new position. The biggest challenge I’m facing right now is not losing any of my speed with me getting bigger, but I think I’ve done well so far because I haven’t lost any of my speed.”
“Colorado wants to see me in person before they decide to offer, Fabrizio said. “Right now I’m trying to set up a visit to them. It would be awesome to get an offer from them. If I did I would start looking into them more as a program and see where they are heading.”
Fabrizio was able to visit UCLA and USC the week of June 8, two visits that he called a success.
“Both schools were really cool and I liked them a lot,” Fabrizio said. “The weather was nice and both of them told me that they want to see me play in my first game, which is August 22, before they offer. Both schools are very interested.”
With Fabrizio still weighing all of his options with his top five schools, including trying to visit Washington and Wisconsin before ranking his schools, he is trying to figure out what is most important to him.
“I have no problem leaving Utah if it’s the right fit,” Fabrizio said. “My friends and family would be able to watch me play more if I decide to play in state, which would be pretty cool. Overall I just want to find a family feel because these are the people you are going to be around for four or five years.”