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Clemson after UGA commit Demarre Kitt

9/11/2012

Last year, wide receiver Demarre Kitt (Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek) emerged as one of the top young playmakers in Georgia, making 42 catches for 651 yards and 10 touchdowns. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound junior has continued where he left off, making nine catches for 244 yards and two touchdowns in two games this season. Nevertheless, the University of Georgia commitment expected more from his performance against Newnan last Friday.

"I had four catches but I dropped the first pass thrown to me," Kitt said. "I played OK but I did not really play my real game today."

Last month, Kitt attended a game played nearby in Atlanta between two out-of-state programs.

"I went to the Auburn vs. Clemson game at the Georgia Dome and that was probably the loudest game I have ever been to," Kitt said. "I sat in the front row and it was pretty hype. But I sat on the Auburn side, so everyone wanted me to cheer for Auburn. I was just neutral."

One of those programs is making a push for Kitt to reconsider his commitment to the Bulldogs, which he made back in April.

"Clemson is recruiting me really hard and I really get that offense," Kitt said.

Last weekend, Kitt made a trip to Clemson to see the Tigers take on Ball State. After his return, he updated where things stood with his recruitment.

"Nothing has changed," Kitt said. "Georgia has been messaging me and sending me letters since Sept. 1, so they are still on me and it looks like they still want me. They have been on me as much as other programs since I committed. It feels like home at Georgia and their pro-style offense is similar to what we do here at Sandy Creek, so I could learn plays easily there too."

An advantage Kitt has over most wideouts is the chance to go up against an ESPN 150 cornerback every day. Kitt says he does considerably well against the fellow Georgia commitment.

"I win probably 90 percent of my battles against Shaq Wiggins (Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek) in practice," Kitt said.

But Kitt said Georgia fans need not worry about the ability of Wiggins at the next level.

"I am just that good," Kitt said.