ORLANDO- Four of the Florida Gators signees are in Orlando for the Under Armour All-American game as they compete against some of the nations best.
Tight end Kyle Pitts (6-5, 235, Warminster, PA. Archbishop Wood) is one of those signees in the game and as he’s excited to compete.
“It’s going pretty good, just competing against the best,” Pitts said of his week at Under Armour so far. “It’s good experience. I’m just trying to make my name bigger and compete against some of the top guys.”
Pitts isn’t an early enrollee player but he decided to sign early in December and he said it was just a decision he was ready to make.
“I just wanted to be apart of things and get an early jump on the playbook,” he said on why he decided to sign early. “I knew where I wanted to be.”
Head coach Dan Mullen made Pitts a priority soon after he got the job and he has explained to the tight end how the Gators will use him next year.
“I could just be a versatile player, playing inline, slot and on the outside,” Pitts said on where Mullen sees him playing. “He sees me moving around a lot.”
Running backs coach JaJuan Seider has been the main recruiter for Pitts and he has also spoken with the tight end as of late.
“I’ve also talked with Coach Seider,” he said on the other coaches he has spoken to from Florida. “He just tells me to keep my head into things and be ready to come down and play.”
While in Orlando, Pitts says he has a few guys that he’s recruiting to join him in Gainesville next year.
“I’ve been recruiting a few guys,” Pitts said. “Richard Gouraige and Nick Petit-Frere are the guys that I’m after. I’m just telling them that we need them and that they would be a good addition to the class.”