With a little over a week to go until the early signing period, Vanderbilt picked up a big addition to its 2019 recruiting class, and by “big” we mean “6’9” and 275 pounds big.”
Donald Fitzgerald, who plays just down the road at Hillsboro High School, announced his commitment to Vanderbilt via Twitter on Monday, shortly after picking up a scholarship offer from the Commodores. Fitzgerald is listed as a three-star recruit and the #148 offensive tackle prospect on 247 Sports (at least, their in-house ratings; the composite ranking doesn’t have a ranking for him yet.)
Now, if you’re wondering why he doesn’t have a composite rating yet, well, his Rivals page only lists an offer from East Tennessee State... to play basketball. Fitzgerald only started playing football this year, but his size and performance at offensive tackle and defensive end for Hillsboro was good enough to land an offer from Derek Mason.
Here is Fitzgerald’s highlight video, courtesy of Hudl: