Massive Hillsboro Lineman Picks Vanderbilt

Donald Fitzgerald

Vanderbilt football gained up another 2019 commitment when Hillsboro High School’s (Nashville) Donald Fitzgerald pulled the trigger for Vandy.

By Don Yates

According to, Fitzgerald had no offers other than Vandy for football but had a basketball offer from East Tennessee State.

Watching Fitzgerald’s highlight video (below) he displays good blocking ability and tenacity. He also appears to have the body frame to be a defensive lineman, which is a position in which the Commodores need big bodies.

The Tennessean, reports that Fitzgerald is actually 6-foot-9 and has only played one year of organized football.

Fitzgerald, who is originally from Nigeria, earned All-Region honors following the 2018 season.

Fitzgerald’s pledge to Vandy brings the number of Commodore commits to 19 for the 2019 football recruiting class.

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