'09 TE Camps at Texas

The 2008 tight end pool within the Lone Star State is one of the weakest in recent memory. The Texas Longhorns loaded up at the position in 2007 and will likely not take a tight end this year, but the 2009 class is a different story. South Grand Prairie's Ryan Fitch is one of the best pass catchers in the state and the Longhorns already have their eye on him.

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Ryan Fitch has had a busy summer so far. He has attended camps at the Texas and North Texas and has several more planning before the end of the summer. Fitch admitted that he would go wherever he received the best scholarship, but he would like to stay in the Big 12.

"Not really," Fitch replied when asked if he had any favorites at this point in time. "I'm just going to play my cards and see where I can get the best scholarship. I would pretty much go anywhere."

"I would like to stay in the Big 12 if I can," Fitch added. "But I'm just going to have to wait and see what happens and see how I do on the football field."

Most kids in the Lone Star State grow up rooting for one of the in-state schools, but this is not the case for Fitch, who grew up pulling for the Sooners.

"OU mainly," Fitch replied when asked if he had a favorite team growing up. "I looked into going to camp there, but it was too late to sign up. I'm going to try to go to camp up there next year."

Fitch did make it to camp at Texas and North Texas earlier this summer and talked about the experience.

"Yes sir," Fitch said when asked if he attended UT's summer camp. "They have awesome facilities and great coaches."

"I went to UNT to Todd Dodge's quarterback and receiver camp also," Fitch added. "I got a lot of reps in. I got to work a lot of technique."

Fitch is also planning on attending camp at Texas A&M and TCU before the summer comes to a close. He is spending most of the summer trying to get a feel for some of the schools within the state of Texas. He talked about what he is going to look for when it comes down to making a decision.

"I'm going to look at a little of everything. I'm going to look at the campus and some of the players," Fitch said. "I want to get a feel for the school and the coaching staff. I just want to make sure I have a taste for that school."

If there is one knock against Fitch, it is his size. He is great catching the football, but needs to bulk up and work on his blocking game.

"I'm trying to put on about 15 to 20 pounds. I just want to get bigger, faster and stronger. Blocking is probably the biggest thing that I need to work on.," Fitch said.

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