Signing Day: Fitzgerald Toussaint

Fitzgerald Toussaint was Ohio's Offensive Player of the Year, and yet he was still relatively unnoticed and underrated. The Wolverines took notice however and grabbed him early.

Fitzgerald Toussaint
Running Back 5-10/185
Liberty HS (Youngstown, OH)
NR: *** - Position Rank: 49 Player Video
Junior Highlights –

His Recruiting Story
Toussaint received his Michigan offer shortly after his junior season ended. That season, he rushed for 1,400 yards and flashed the speed and open field ability to earn him several other offers from Cincinnati, Akron, West Virginia, Illinois, Pittsburgh and Michigan State.

He and teammate Isiah Bell both took visits to Ann Arbor that spring and Bell quickly committed. Toussaint took a little more time, but in the end, decided to join Bell as a Wolverine.

"His versatility will enable him to play multiple positions at the next level," Liberty head coach Jeff Whitaker said. "He is a dual threat guy that can really stretch the defense -- with him running the ball along with catching the ball. He can be a person that could play the running back and the slot receiver. He would be a perfect fit in the Coach Rod offense where you get a player in space who can run and can catch the ball very well. I think he will be a great player at the college level at either slot or running back."

GoBlueWolverine Commentary
Toussaint fits the system as Coach Whitaker pointed out. He has great open field ability and speed. His balance and lower body strength are also evident and he will be able to play running back or slot receiver at the next level, which makes him valuable. He also should have a chance to compete as a return man.

After his commitment, Bell went out and had a breakout senior season, rushing for 2,239 yards and 28 touchdowns and being named the state's co-Offensive Player of the year.

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