Kitna breaks down his Florida Gators offer

Last week, the Florida Gators offered several underclassmen including a quarterback from the state of Texas.

2021 quarterback Jalen Kitna (6-4, 168, Frisco, TX. Reedy) picked up an offer from the Gators on Thursday.

“I was on a call with Coach [Dan] Mullen and Coach [Brian] Johnson earlier on Thursday,” Kitna said of which coach offered him from Florida. “They told me what stood out was my footwork and toughness. That was what impressed them the most and made them pull the trigger on the offer.”

Kitna has picked up five offers already but he says the offer from Florida is a big one to him and he wants to get to know the coaching staff better.

“Well it just means a lot because I’ve been working so much for these things and seeing the results is amazing,” he said on what the offer means to him. “I am just thanking God for how much he has blessed me because I really don’t deserve it. But a big thank you to the coaches for the opportunity and I definitely want to get to know their staff and their system better.”

Kitna is still learning more about the Gators coaching staff but he does know a few things about how Mullen runs his program.

“I didn’t get to talk much about the offense with them but they said that they need a good leader to lead them,” Kitna said on what the coaches said about the offense. “I know he [Mullen] does things right and has a good method when coaching his kids.”

The 2021 quarterback does know a few things about Florida’s program and the university in general.

“It’s a great school both on and off the field,” he said on what he knows and likes about Florida. “I know they have good academics and they have some of the highest ranked recruits.”

Next up for Kitna will be a visit to Gainesville as the 2021 quarterback wants to learn more about Florida and the coaching staff.

“I want to visit sometime in the spring,” Kitna said on when he wants to visit Florida and who is recruiting him hard. “Penn State, Boston College and some other schools are recruiting me hard right now.”

Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.