JuCo Coach Gives Update on Fitzwater

Wesson (Miss.) Copiah-Lincoln head coach Glenn Davis provides the latest update on junior college quarterback Daniel Fitzwater, who holds a Rutgers offer and officially visited campus in December.

Quarterback Daniel Fitzwater has re-enrolled at Wesson (Miss.) Copiah-Lincoln Junior College for the spring semester. Fitzwater began classes and workouts Wednesday with the program, said coach Glenn Davis, but could make a college decision on National Signing Day.

Fitzwater has the option to join a college program this season, or stay one more year with Copiah-Lincoln to continue his recruitment.

"He enrolled back in school, and as far as I know, he's trying to see what comes along between now and signing day and kind of go from there," Davis said. "Whether or not he wants to stay another season or see if he wants to go to Rutgers or another school this year. Several people have been calling, and that's still kind of where he's at."

The 6-foot-6 Fitzwater officially visited Rutgers in December, and continues to look at the Scarlet Knights. By enrolling in classes at Copiah-Lincoln for the spring semester, Fitzwater will spend stay at junior college through April.

"Like most kids, they want to get the best offer," Davis said. "I think the kid would really like to play in the Big 12 if he can get some because that's where he's from and where he grew up. He can play at that level or in the Big Ten. I don't think he's made any decision one way or another, and Rutgers is still there. He came back to school Wednesday and he's ready to work."

Fitzwater had an Arkansas State offer before the departure of Bobby Petrino, and he officially visited TCU. Pittsburgh is also now in the picture.

Davis said the hesitance to sign with Rutgers is not a negative reflection on the program, which "made a good impression" during the visit.

"On every decision he's made, his family took it slow to pray on it and really weigh all of their options," Davis said. "That's what they did when he transferred from his Texas high school to Louisiana and then again when coming here (to Copiah-Lincoln). They're a great, close family. When they make a decision, they just want to make sure it's the right one."


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