The Georgia Bulldogs picked up a commitment from 2018 tight end John FitzPatrick on Thursday. The 6’6”, 230-pound tight end from Atlanta is a talented, yet underrated prospect for the ‘Dawgs in next year’s class.
Very excited to announce I'm committed to the University of Georgia! pic.twitter.com/xbvKJzbNrs— John FitzPatrick (@john_fitzpat) July 13, 2017
According to 247Sports, FitzPatrick is a three-star prospect and is ranked as the 34th-best tight end in the country for the class of 2018. He is the No. 75 player in the state of Georgia.
So, what are the Bulldogs getting in FitzPatrick?
Well, there isn’t a lot of film out there on FitzPatrick right now. From some of his highlights, he appears to be a player with terrific hands and does a great job of high-pointing the football. He could develop into a nice red-zone weapon for UGA in the future. Perhaps we will be able to see more film of him during his senior season, specifically to see what type of blocker he is.
FitzPatrick has a terrific frame that can easily add size at the next level. He is not a player who is a candidate to play right away as a redshirt season would do him well. He is the second commit for the ‘Dawgs in the class of 2018.
In addition to Georgia, FitzPatrick had an impressive list of offers. Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Ole Miss and Virginia Tech were some of the schools to offer FitzPatrick.
With the addition of FitzPatrick, Georgia now has eight commitments for the class of 2018 and rank No. 51 nationally. The Bulldogs will certainly rise as they are in the mix for some of the nation’s elite recruits.