Fitzpatrick Switches Commitment to UNC

According to sources close to the situation, Sean Fitzpatrick switched his verbal commitment from Maryland to North Carolina on Thursday evening.

Fitzpatrick, a 6-foot-5, 215-pound tight end from Pittsford (N.Y.), originally committed to Maryland in February.

Despite his pledge to Maryland, Fitzpatrick maintained a relationship with Allen Mogridge, UNC's area recruiter. In mid-July, he unofficially visited Chapel Hill.

As a junior, Fitzpatrick caught 18 passes for 273 yards and three touchdowns. He is ranked the nation's No. 16 tight end by

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