Fitzpatrick Eyeing Michigan Domino Effect

2016 Farmington (Mich.) four-star wide receiver Desmond Fitzpatrick is currently a verbal commitment to Louisville. With tons of interest from other teams, including Michigan, Fitzpatrick took another visit to Ann Arbor and appreciates the love the Wolverines are showing.

When Desmond Fitzpatrick committed to Louisville back in October, the Michigan football program was in shambles under Brady Hoke and the previous coaching staff.

With the old staff out and a new staff in at Schembechler Hall under Jim Harbaugh’s leadership, the 2016 Farmington (Mich.) four-star wide receiver is catching heavy interest from the Wolverines since being offered in mid February.

“Right now, the coaches stay in touch with me almost everyday,” Fitzpatrick said. “They are showing a lot of love. Especially Coach Harbaugh himself.”

Fitzpatrick yet again ventured up to Ann Arbor over the weekend for one of many unofficial visits to Michigan in recent months.

Although this visit focused more on what the Wolverines have to offer off the field, Fitzpatrick is very impressed with the new energy inside the program.

“This weekend I didn't get a chance to see practice, but from previous visits, I just love the atmosphere up there,” Fitzpatrick said. “The coaching staff really turned things around fast.”

Standing 6-foot-2, 187-pounds, Fitzpatrick is one of several top prospects in the state of Michigan receiving plenty of love from the Wolverines.

Despite a lack of new verbal commitments in Michigan’s 2016 class, murmurs of a chain reaction among Harbaugh’s top targets grow louder and louder by the day.

“The in-state guys are really just waiting for the first commit,” Fitzpatrick said. “I feel like once one person does, it's going to be a domino effect.”

Whether or not Fitzpatrick could be one to flip remains to be seen but the four-star playmaker is giving Michigan plenty of his attention.

“I’m really just focused on the passing game and seeing if I see myself in that maize and blue winged helmet,” he said.

As far as the status of his verbal commitment to Louisville, Fitzpatrick says he’s sticking to his word for the time being.

“Right now I am still committed to Louisville,” Fitzpatrick said. “But some schools did catch my eye. I just want to embrace everything that has been shown to me.” 

“I don't know what's going to happen with my decision but right now I am committed to Louisville,” Fitzpatrick added.

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