Matthew Fitzpatrick: First Look at 2008 OG

Matthew Fitzpatrick plays the game of football with a lot of passion. He is part of an offensive line at A&M Consolidated High School that has started the 2006 campaign with a record of 2-0. Because of his hard work and dedication, Fitzpatrick could find himself playing Division I football in the next few years.

"I am kind of interested in all of the schools," Matthew Fitzpatrick said. "I just want to play some ball."

"A&M is cool and all because I grew up in College Station," Fitzpatrick said. "Rice is a pretty good school. I've visited a couple of schools up in Washington. They had some pretty campuses, but that is about it."

Fitzpatrick hasn't received much interest as of yet, but if he continues to grow and mature as a football player, the offers should come.

"I haven't really gotten any specific letters," Fitzpatrick said. "Just letters trying to get me into their system, but nothing specific."

The 6-foot-0, 265-pound Fitzpatrick runs the 40-yard dash in 5.0 seconds. He has the ability to play on the next level but will probably need to grow a couple more inches in order to draw big time interest. He attended two camps over the summer where he soaked up a lot of information to make him a better overall football player.

"I went to the Texas A&M offensive/defensive line camp and I went to Rice's football camp. I think those are the only ones I hit up this summer," Fitzpatrick said. "They went good. They were mainly teaching camps. I just learned a lot going through them."

Fitzpatrick was on campus at College Station this past weekend and talked about his experience.

"Yesterday, I went to watch A&M play Louisiana Tech. The Aggies just destroyed them."

Fitzpatrick is looking for a school with a good academic program that offers the major that wants to pursue. A&M Consolidated Head Coach Jim Slaughter raved about this kid's ability and expects great things out of him in the future.

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