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Gilman receiver John Fitzgerald commits to Cornell

Gilman receiver John Fitzgerald commits to Cornell

Ever since John Fitzgerald started getting recruited by Ivy League football programs, the Gilman senior was pretty sure he would go to one of them.

His 3.5 GPA and his football skills as a receiver who’s not afraid to block gave him several options and he narrowed his list to Cornell, Columbia, Princeton and Yale before committing to Cornell last week.

"Ivy League is what caught my attention at first," Fitzgerald said, "and that's been the  main focus of my recruiting. Ivy schools have been recruiting me the most and I always had it in my mind that I wanted to go to a school in the Ivy League. The opportunity that I'm going to receive and...