Lyle Fitte Update

More offers could be on the way for Fitte, who put up some eye-popping numbers last season.

Lyle Fitte, from South Plaquemines High School in Port Sulphur, Louisiana is a happy camper. The 5'8" running back recently received his first offer from Louisiana Tech. Fitte is at camp this week at Nichols State, but he had time to talk about recruiting.

"I couldn't cry," said Fitte. "Everybody else was crying. It's a big relief. I'm so happy because I'm the first player at my school to ever be recruited. It's a big honor."

Fitte had over 3,500 yards combined rushing and receiving in 2007 to go along with 43 touchdowns. If you think the competition was bad, you should think again. South Plaquemines plays three 4-A teams this year, as well as a 3-A team and a 5-A team. They played most of the same schools a year ago.

"It was hard because a lot of our guys had to play both ways," explained Fitte. "We only lost to Belle Chase and Helen Cox by six points, but we still should have won. Our schedule keeps us prepared and working hard."

Asked how he could possibly improve on his 2007 season, Fitte didn't hesitate. "You can always improve," he said. "I'm going to keep working hard to reach my goals."

Fitte is also getting interest from Vanderbilt, Michigan, Auburn, and Alabama. He recently met Tech assistant coach Terry Joseph. "He saw me at the one on one drills and I got a chance to talk to him then," Fitte mentioned. "That's probably how they got interested in me."

Fitte plans on being in attendance when Mississippi State comes to Ruston to open Tech's season on August 30th.

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