Four star wide receiver Dez Fitzpatrick -- who notably committed to Louisville, decommitted from Louisville, and then recommitted to Louisville with a tremendous video earlier this week -- has officially signed on to play his college football for the Cardinals.
Via Mark Ennis, Fitzpatrick (6'2, 190) is a composite four-star receiver according to the 247Sports rating system. He decommitted from the Cardinals and was considered a near mortal lock to be heading to Nebraska before the Louisville coaches convinced him to take an official visit to Louisville the weekend before signing day. After what was reported to be an enlightening white board session with Fitzpatrick and his father and the U of L offensive staff, Fitzpatrick committed to the Cardinals shortly after returning home.
"(Playing time) was a big draw," Fitzpatrick said after his recommitment. "The position they wanted me to play was a big draw (and) the offense that they're in. Lamar Jackson being there, he's a great quarterback. Jawon Pass coming in, another four star, great quarterback coming in too. I just wanted to be a part of the family."
In a 2016 class that should be loaded with offensive talent, Fitzpatrick is one of the guys that Louisville fans have been most excited about, and understandably so. He finished his senior season of high school ball with 60 catches for 1,317 yards and 23 touchdowns, while also adding seven interceptions and two touchdowns on the other side of the ball.