Fanuzzi Visits UK for Junior Day

San Antonio (Tx.) Churchill High School quarterback Nick Fanuzzi took an unofficial visit to the University of Kentucky on Sunday for junior day. The son of former Wildcat great Mike Fanuzzi commented on his visit.

"It was a great visit," Fanuzzi said of his trip to Lexington. "We got to visit with the coaches and make a trip to Rupp Arena to watch them take on Florida in basketball. Overall it was a great experience.

"I got to see how great the fans are at Kentucky and the support for the program and meet the coaches and the players. They said that the situation looks great and they are really excited as am I about the future."

Although his father is a former All-SEC quarterback at Kentucky, it had been a considerable amount of time since his youngest had visited the Southeastern conference school.

"This was probably my first visit there, in probably 10 years," the younger Fanuzzi commented. "The last time I was there, I was 7 years old."

Kentucky wasn't the only junior day, Fanuzzi took in recently. The 6-foot-3, 200 pound gunslinger recently took in the University of Miami (Fla.) and received his second scholarship offer to date.

"I visited Miami before I went to Kentucky on Sunday," the talented senior-to-be said. "Coach (Larry) Coker and his staff offered me on teh trip. It was a great visit as well. I got along really great with all the coaches, including my position coach. Right now, those are the two schools that have offered me - Kentucky and Miami."

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Fanuzzi was injured in the fourth game of the season as a junior, but averaged 200 yards passing and 100 yards rushing in the first three games of the season. Like most high school quarterbacks, Fanuzzi is looking to make a decision in the early going.

"I wanna make it as soon as possible," the Texas prospect added. " I would like to make the best decision I can and find a good timing for the decision, as well. I'd like to get a feel for the schools I like early and get a feel for the coaches and players, too."

Coach Berry, the quarterbacks coach from Miami," Fanuzzi continued, "I've got a great connection with him, already, while I was there. Same with Coach Sanders at Kentucky. I'm getting some good relationships and getting a good feel and that's gonna help my decision."

In addition to his visit to Kentucky and Miami for junior days over the weekend, Fanuzzi already attended events at Texas A&M, Texas. In the future, he's set for visits to LSU and Alabama, as well as Texas Tech.

Staying close to home appears to be somewhat of a factor. "That's a plus," Fanuzzi commented on staying close to home. "I think I'll make up my mind by the situation and the relationship I have with coaches and players, the program and everything overall. Staying close to home is second to that."

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