Ohio Running Back Talks ND Visit

Ohio running back Sae'Von Fitzgerald may not be a household name, but college programs are taking notice early. Fitzgerald visited Notre Dame last weekend and talks with Irish Eyes about the experience.

At 5-foot-8, 165-pounds, Sae'Von Fitzgerald knows he has to impress college coaches with his speed and overall athletic ability. While a high school running back, Fitzgerald projects as a slot receiver at the college level and Notre Dame loves to have players with great speed and offensive abilities at the position.

"It was very fun at Notre Dame," Fitzgerald told Irish Eyes. "I really liked the atmosphere when I was there and the student section really stood out as compared to other schools I have been to."

One of the programs the Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary product has visited was Ohio State.

"I went to the Miami game at Ohio State. I am also hearing from Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Iowa, Stanford, Ball State, and Oregon right now."

One thing Sae'Von is taking full advantage of is high school teammate Doran Grant.

"I have been learning a lot from Doran. He has been teaching me the in and outs of recruiting."

Recruiting Sae'Von is Irish offensive line coach Ed Warinner.

"Coach Warinner spoke with me at the game and told me it was nice to meet me and he would be seeing me again in December to look at more film."

Some programs may shy away from Fitzgerald because of his height, but with 4.48 speed, Fitzgerald has the ability to make big time plays.

"I feel I have great vision as a running back and great speed. I do feel I need to work on my explosion, and I am also working on getting faster."

Fitzgerald was impressed with his visit to South Bend.

"We took a tour around campus prior to entering the stadium, the guides told us everything about Notre Dame, and I was really impressed."

Irish Eyes will continue to follow the interest the Irish show in Sae'Von in the coming months.

We posted Sae'Von's highlights from his sophomore season a few weeks ago. Here is the link to view them again.

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