QB Fitzwater Take Rutgers Official Visit

Wesson (Miss.) Copiah-Lincoln quarterback Daniel Fitzwater spent his weekend at Rutgers on an official visit. Fitzwater holds a Rutgers offer, and could be closing on a decision with a planned January enrollment and two visits taken.

Rutgers continues to search for quarterback depth, and hosted Wesson (Miss.) Copiah-Lincoln quarterback Daniel Fitzwater over the weekend on an official visit. Fitzwater holds offers from Rutgers and Western Kentucky with the Scarlet Knights coming into contact over the last three weeks.

The 6-foot-6 pocket passer returned home Sunday night with positive reviews of Rutgers.

"I really loved the school," Fitzwater told Scout.com. "I loved the whole idea up there and I will see where it goes. I definitely enjoyed my visit and it really made me realize how great a school Rutgers is."

Fitzwater felt the need to visit Rutgers to get a look at the offense, and meet with coaches, before looking at a decision.

"That's why the visit was so important, because I learned so much about the school and about the coaching staff," Fitzwater said. "The offensive coordinator, coach (Ron) Prince, knows a lot and is a great coach. The offense is something I could run.

"We got to see the facilities, got to see the campus. I really respect the staff and they get along well. I really, really enjoyed them."

Junior fullback Michael Burton hosted Fitzwater on his visit, which included a snowy trip to Manhattan.

"They were great," Fitzwater said on the current Rutgers players. "They really got along like they were family. I had a really good time with them."

Fitzwater spent last weekend at TCU on an official visit. TCU could be the next to offer, he said.

"It was basically the same thing as Rutgers," Fitzwater said. "I got to go there and learn about the program, learn about the offense and meet all the coaches. It was similar to Rutgers. I spent pretty much the whole time with the coaches."

"I know a lot about their offense. They run the run-and-gun, and we run the run-and-gun at my high school. I liked the coaches a lot."

Cincinnati, Indiana, Kentucky and Arkansas State are the other schools showing interest.

"I don't know about other offers," Fitzwater said. "I haven't spoken to my coach in a while to find out, so I will call him tomorrow to find out what other schools are looking at me."

Fitzwater plans to enroll in January. He has four years to play three after spending just one season in junior college.

"I'm a freshman so I can leave whenever I want," Fitzwater said. "I was planning on January and I can go to spring ball whenever I want and learn a little about the offense. I don't have any leaders and am keeping all my options open."


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