3 questions for ... Jimmy Fitzgerald

3 questions for ... Jimmy Fitzgerald, the Class of 2015 quarterback from Centennial who has an Illinois offer

Aside from Illinois, what other schools are interested in you?

Yale just offered a few weeks ago, so I’ve got offers from Yale and Illinois. I went to camps at both Duke and North Carolina (earlier in June), and I’m going down to Rivals’ Top 250 (Underclassmen) camp July 7 in Dallas. Northwestern has also been in contact, and Stanford and Michigan have seen me throw.

Where’s Illinois stand?

It’s a great school, obviously, academically and athletically. I love (offensive coordinator Bill) Cubit. He knows what he’s talking about, and he’s coached some of the best quarterbacks in the game. I’m not really ready to make a decision yet since it’s still so early. I’m getting a lot of questions about Wes Lunt, though. I’m excited to watch him. He tore it up at Rochester.

How are you handling the recruiting process?

A lot of kids get caught up with it. I just want to try to realize that it’s not all about me. It’s my teammates and my coaches. They’re the reason I’m here. I try to take it in stride, keep a level head and not get too obnoxious. There are probably three main factors I want in a school: academics, athletics and social. I want to have the full package.

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Moonpie wrote on July 05, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Now the Illini are dueling Yale for recruits! Wow-Yale! Well, at least it's not Akron.