Quinn Fabrizio is one of the most intriguing prospects coming out of Utah in the class of 2015. At 6-3 1/2 210 pounds, Fabrizio has the size of an outside linebacker, but has the skill set of a strong safety. Fabrizio's versatility has drawn a handful of offers and a significant amount of attention from all over the West Coast.
"Schools will ask me where I am more comfortable playing, safety or linebacker," Fabrizio claimed. "The answer to that question is always wherever you want me to play. I feel good at either spot and think I can play either spot at the highest level. I have no attachments to either position. I just want to help my team win football games. Last year I played safety for my school, but this year I will be primarily playing outside backer."
Fabrizio's junior year highlights has reeled in offers from a handful of schools and he has spent the entire offseason improving his game. Fabrizio is bigger, faster, and more explosive than last year. He has also spent a lot of time studying the game and learning how to play smarter.
"I am happy with the schools that have offered me, but I want to have a big senior year and hopefully get some more options," Fabrizio explained. "I recently took unofficial visits to UCLA and USC and they both told me they will be watching me closely this fall. Also, being from Georgia, I'd love to have an opportunity to play closer to where I am originally from.
As for the schools that have already offered the Alta safety, Fabrizio has tentatively narrowed his list to five schools.
"I haven't eliminated anyone, but there are five schools I am really focusing on right now," Fabrizio claimed. "Washington Wisconsin, Utah, BYU, and Utah State are the standouts right now. I would say the in-state schools have been in the most contact with me throughout the process. They communicate with me on social media mostly. Utah State was recruiting me a year before everyone else and that really stands out to me. BYU has been on me a lot recently."
"As for Wisconsin and Washington, we mainly talk on the phone. I'd say we talk every week or two. I was planning to visit both schools, but it was during the recent dead period, so I'll probably wait until my official visits now. I actually have a call set up in a few days with Coach Andersen (Gary). I really like both schools a lot. I think they have good coaching staffs and are heading in the right direction."
Fabrizio has weighed out a lot of the pros and cons between all the schools and a few things have really stood out to him.
"Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin are all in big conferences that have big games just about every week. I am drawn to that kind of competition and opportunity. But, I love my relationships with USU and BYU. The conferences are a big deal for me, but if I feel like the Aggies or Cougars are the best fit, so be it. I am certainly willing to go to one of those schools if that's what feels the best for me. We'll see what happens, I am in no rush to make my decision."
If Fabrizio's hard work this offseason translates like I imagine, he could end up drawing a lot more attention. He has the size of a Seattle Seahawk safety and he moves like a D1 safety. There is a good chance he grows into an outside backer, but that versatility is going to be sought after this fall.