Nov 24, 2011; Evanston, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini head coach Tim Beckman leads his team to the field before the game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois Football Recruiting: Jimmy Fitzgerald Receives Offer from Fighting Illini


On May 7th, the Illinois Fighting Illini extended an offer to 2015 pro-style quarterback, Jimmy Fitzgerald. This was just one day after Illinois’ offensive coordinator Bill Cubit traveled to visit the Champaign native.

The offer from the Fighting Illini is Fitzgerald’s first official offer, but he is still receiving early attention from some other college programs. The other teams showing interest in the young recruit are the Duke Blue Devils, North Carolina Tar Heels, and Northwestern Wildcats.

As a sophomore in 2012, Fitzgerald completed 96 out of 195 passes while throwing for 1,300 yards. He also threw 14 touchdowns and only eleven interceptions.

Jimmy Fitzgerald is tall for only being a sophomore in high school. He stands at 6’3″ while weighing 205 pounds.

Fitzgerald can definitely use his size in the passing game. His only dark spot is his eleven inceptions (if you want to get picky).

The 2015 recruit currently is not ranked by 247 Sports, Scouts, or Rivals.

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