New Offers, Interest for Wideout

A Pennsylvania wide receiver has offers and visits set for the next two weekends, but is waiting on an offer from a Big East school before making his decision.

Duquesne High School's Fitzgerald "Fitz" Bobo has set visits for two of his offering schools, but will likely wait on an offer from one of two Big East schools before making his decision.

"I have visits scheduled with Miami (Oh) this weekend and Temple next weekend," the 6-4 wide receiver/safety prospect told "Both of those schools have offered me. Delaware has offered me too."

Bobo is considering those schools, but also hopes to get offers from a pair of Big East institutions.

"Coach Tony Gibson at West Virginia is talking to me about a visit, and I think an offer might be coming. We haven't set a date yet, but if West Virginia offers I would seriously consider them.

"I like West Virginia. I have been getting a phone call from them every week. They are recruiting me on both sides of the ball and they told me that I might be able to fit in at safety."

Bobo was among the large contingent of players who visited the West Virginia campus on the weekend of the Rutgers game, and he came away with good feelings about the Big East power.

"I liked the atmosphere -- the crowd seemed really supportive," said Bobo, echoing many who make their first trip to see a game at Mountaineer Field. The coaches and players were great. I could definitely see myself playing there."

Bobo is also keeping Cincinnati on the radar screen, although he is not as sure about the Bearcats' intentions. However UC's interest shakes out, however, he plans on waiting to see what West Virginia will do before making his decision.

A tall, lanky athlete, Bob (6-4, 195 lbs., 4.6), Bobo could play either wide receiver or safety. He says he has no preference for his position in college, but believes his ball-hawking ability will help him no matter where he lands.

"My strengths are going up to get the ball," he said. "I am really good in the air, and I have great body control."

Those abilities are prized for anyone, offense or defense, who plays the ball in the air, and thus West Virginia is continuing to look closely at the Pennsylvania senior, who was named first team All-Conference by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Gibson, who recruits western Pennsylvania for West Virginia, has developed a good rapport with Bobo.

"Coach Gibson is a cool guy. I think we have a good relationship. He has been recruiting me hard."

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