Fitzpatrick has 'great visit' to MSU

Farmington sophomore wide receiver takes in all MSU has to offer on 'Spartan Day.'

While a lot of recruits came to Michigan State on Wednesday, the trip was a little more special for Farmington sophomore wide receiver Desmond Fitzpatrick.

Fitzpatrick, his younger brother, Christian, came up with their father, Greg, whose birthday was Wednesday.

"It was really cool," Fitzpatrick said. "My dad loves football and he wouldn't want to be anywhere else. It was a great visit."

It was Fitzpatrick's second visit to East Lansing in the past couple months, and he said the highlights consisted of being involved in the wide receiver portions of the day.

"My favorite parts were sitting in the wide receiver meeting, watching film and listening to Coach (Terry) Samuel teach the wide receivers technique," Fitzpatrick said. "Also watching the receivers compete throughout practice and getting to see how Coach Samuel coaches on the field."

Fitzpatrick said he really likes what Samuel brings as a coach.

"In the film room, I think that he does a great job of coaching technique and covering all of the details to make you a great receiver," he said. "On the field, he is really intense, positive and always helping the players correct their mistakes. He's a really cool coach."

Fitzpatrick's father was paying close attention to what Samuel was teaching, even taking down some notes.

"It was cool seeing my dad taking notes and learning a couple new drills and terms from Coach Samuel for us to put in our toolbox," he said.

Fitzpatrick doesn't hold an offer from the Spartans yet, but Indiana, Ohio and Toledo have pulled the trigger early. Michigan State will be out to check on him early in the year to see if they will throw their hat in the ring.

"Coach Samuel told me on my last visit that he's coming to watch me play and I will get offered early" Fitzpatrick said. "I'm just focused on going out and playing hard and everything should be ok and good things should happen."

He said he made plans with Curtis Blackwell to come to East Lansing for the homecoming game against Indiana, as well as another undecided game.

He also is hearing from Ohio State, Michigan, Maryland and Illinois.


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