We have written about this guy before now. We once said he needed a senior year worse than any prospect in Kentucky.
His name is Isaiah Fitzpatrick. He is making the most of his second opportunity.
This “hold-back” guy figures to play RB at the next level. He is 5-9, weighs in the neighborhood of 180, is physically shredded, and has been timed at 4.42 in the 40-yard dash.
We talked with a scout of ours in the area around this prospect. He told us there is a particular suitor which has captured Fitzpatrick’s imagination and attention.
We know which team among his suitors he is referencing. We wouldn’t dream of telling you. That is his news to share when the time is right.
This kid really works. We have before reported him power-cleaning over 260, squatting in the 450-pound range and his competing in the 100m, 200m, 800m, 4X200m, and the 4X400m. Translation, Isaiah is an explosive, fast, twitchy athlete.
Do you know of any college with a football program which covets the type? We know of several.
Fitzpatrick sports a 3.8 GPA. That opens even more opportunities for him as it brings prestigious, NCAA D-3s into the mix for his services.
So, as a hold-back guy, what’s he been up too? Well, this past Friday night, Fitzpatrick burned J-town (Jeffersontown High School) for 208-yards rushing on 19-carries, four (4) of which he toted for TDs.
This season, Isaiah is averaging 131.8-yards rushing per game. Fitzpatrick leads his team in yards from scrimmage, rushing TDs, scoring, and is among the leaders in tackles. If you’re looking for a “play alike” from years gone by in Kentucky High School football, he reminds us of a fully healthy JaTorian Dillard (’19) from Hopkinsville High School.
Fitzpatrick is the same height as Dillard and has many of the same attributes as Dillard possessed both before he had his knee operation and upon his reaching full post-operative recovery.
Dillard has been a success playing RB for Kentucky Wesleyan (K-Dub) in Owensboro, Kentucky. We have noticed K-Dub is on Fitzpatrick too. K-Dub signing Jalen “The Boss” Bross out of Male a year ago tells us something.
If you’re an aspiring, college running-back; it would appear Coach Yeast has a type. Isaiah certainly fits the bill.
However, no one should assume K-Dub the leader in the clubhouse. Perhaps they are…perhaps they aren’t. We shall just see.
Until then, Fitzpatrick will continue to do what both Bross and Dillard did before him. He will continue to dominate the run-box. We will continue to enjoy the spectacle.
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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