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2026 WR Devin Fitzgerald Showed He’s More Than Just His Last Name

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Devin Fitzgerald hadn’t been in Pittsburgh since 2013, when his father’s jersey was retired by Pitt.

That was obviously a very special day for the Devin and the entire Fitzgerald family.

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Almost 11 years later, Devin returned to town and once again, it turned out to be another memorable day in Pittsburgh.

The sophomore receiver took part in an elite prospect camp and after having an outstanding day, Devin received the news that he’d been offered a scholarship to Pitt, the same program that his father, Larry, starred at 21 years ago.

It’s the fifth offer for Fitzgerald and the third Power Four offer, with the other two coming from Arizona and Washington State.

As he was boarding his plane at Pittsburgh International Airport and heading back to Phoenix, Pittsburgh Sports Now had a couple minutes to talk with Fitzgerald about his big day in Pittsburgh.

“I wasn’t really expecting an offer or really anything,” said Fitzgerald. “But I wanted to come here to perform well and hopefully earn an offer. That was my main goal for attending the camp.

“I also wanted to tour the school and see where my dad played. It was really cool and cooler than I expected it to be, honestly. I haven’t been here since I was six years old when he got his jersey retired. The facilities are very nice, and I really like how they share them with the Pittsburgh Steelers. I like the fact that you get to see NFL players and get to see what you eventually want to be every single day. You’re so close to the NFL that you can almost touch it but you’re not quite there yet.”

The was the first time that the Pitt coaching staff had the opportunity to see Fitzgerald perform in person, and he came in with a goal.

“I wanted to show the coaches that I give good effort, that I have good hands and that I use my body correctly,” said Fitzgerald. “Just overall, I definitely believe the strongest point of my game is my hands.”

Fitzgerald obviously was able to show the Panthers coaching staff that he possessed those skills and more. After the camp, Devin along with his Hall of Fame father, were taken to Pat Narduzzi’s office.

“Coach sat me down in the office and was talking to me and told me how I really proved myself and how I wasn’t just his son and that I’m a really good ballplayer,” Fitzgerald said. “That really made me feel great.”

Fitzgerald is entering his junior season at Brophy College Prep in Phoenix, and the 6-foot-2, 185-pound wideout recorded 15 receptions for 175 yards and two touchdowns.

247Sports rates him as the fourth-ranked recruit from Arizona, and as he closes out his high school career over the next two seasons, he’s going to be one of the top players in Arizona.

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