- Brandon Chatmon, ESPN Staff Writer
“Training Days with the Oklahoma Sooners” could start paying off in the class of 2013.
ESPNU Watch List defensive end Kylie Fitts (Redlands, Calif./East Valley) liked what he saw while watching the ESPN all-access special about the Sooners, which was filmed during OU’s preseason camp in 2011.
“I thought that was pretty cool,” Fitts said. “It gave me a good feel for them and it looks like a good fit for me.”
The offer to the California defensive end is yet another example of the Sooners continuing to expand their recruiting efforts into Pac-12 territory.
“I’ve always liked OU but I never really thought they would be interested,” Fitts said. “When [my coach] told me that I was really surprised but excited at the same time.”
Fitts, a 6-foot-4, 245 pound defensive end, received an offer from the Sooners after talking with defensive ends coach Bobby Jack Wright.
“We talked for a little bit and at the end he told me they have offered,” Fitts said. “He seems like a good coach, a lot of his defensive ends go to the [NFL] draft.”
In addition to OU, Fitts claims offers from several schools including Nebraska, Utah, UCLA, Colorado, Boise State, Ole Miss and others.
The Sooners stand out to Fitts and he’s hoping to make an unofficial visit to Norman this summer.
“They’re definitely high [on my list] right now,” Fitts said. “I need to research them some more and I want to take a [official] visit or unofficial to get up see the campus and meet the coaches.”
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