Heading into the recruiting class of 2018, the biggest need for the Florida Gators was finding a tight end or two after they only signed one in 2017.
The Gators already have a commit at the position and last week running backs coach JaJuan Seider visited top target tight end Kyle Pitts (6-5, 235, Warminster, PA. Archbishop Wood) at his school.
“Coach Seider came by my school last week,” Pitts said. “I’ve been talking to him and I talk to Coach Nord too. It’s a really good relationship with them and I talk to the coaches almost everyday or every other day.”
After Seider visited Pitts at his school, the two talked on the phone about why the Gators need the tight end.
“Me and coach had a nice little talk about how things are happening at Florida,” he said of his talks with Seider. “He said how I could be a factor in their system if come there and that he wants me to be apart of something great. He just wants me to visit and see everything for myself.”
Seider also made sure to explain to Pitts that the Gators are in need of tight ends in this class.
“He says that they are thin at the position,” Pitts said of Seider’s message about low numbers at the position. “He says they need someone to be ready to come in and play and how they run a pro-style offense is good for tight ends.”
Last week wasn’t the first time for Seider and Pitts to meet as the two have known each other for a few years now.
“We have a great connection,” Pitts said of his relationship with Seider. “I knew him from West Virginia and we just rehashed our communication once he got to Florida.”
Despite never visiting Gainesville before, Pitts admits that his interest in Florida is legit but he wants to visit.
“My interest level is pretty high,” he says of his interest in Florida. “I just like how they are as people and I just need to see the campus to finalize everything.”
Pitts has already set up a visit to Gainesville and that will this summer but he admits that nobody is standing out to him heading into a decision in the fall.
“I plan to visit June 10th,” Pitts said. “I don’t have any leaders at the moment but I would like to decide around the beginning of my season or mid-season.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Pitts likes Florida a lot and the Gators have put a lot of focus on him as the guy at the position this year. Virginia Tech and Ohio State are also squarely in the mix with Georgia lurking.