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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
ESPN 150 WR Kitt ready to announce

By Kipp Adams


TYRONE, Ga. -- ESPN 150 wide receiver Demarre Kitt (Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek) is set to announce his commitment June 10 between Clemson, Ohio State and Tennessee. But if today were decision day, could Kitt pull the trigger?

“If I had to choose today I would know where I am going,” Kitt said. “I just feel secure with the coaches and the offense, the education and depth chart all feel right.”

The Buckeyes, Volunteers and Tigers are the frontrunners for the No. 99 prospect in the country, but only one of the top three looks likely to get Kitt back on campus before his decision. Two other programs are hoping to make a last minute push for the 6-foot, 196-pound wideout.

“I am not trying to shut the door on anyone, but that has been my solid top three for my decision,” Kitt said. “I will visit Auburn for Big Cat Weekend and if they show me something, maybe they can make a push. I will then visit Clemson May 29, and I might visit Ole Miss too. Then I am going to talk to my parents about the pros and cons about each of my top three and if we agree on a school, I will announce my decision June 10.”

Kitt said that after his visit to Ohio State last month, the Buckeyes had taken the lead in his recruitment. But then his first visit to Knoxville, Tenn. to mee the new Volunteers’ coaching staff opened his eyes and evened everything up again. He spoke highly of each of his top three schools.

Ohio State: “I visited twice and I love it up there. Coach (Urban) Meyer is a great guy and they provide a great opportunity to come in and play early.”

Tennessee: “Coach (Butch) Jones is a really cool dude and Coach “Z” (Zach Azzanni) told me everything he could do with me when I got up there. They really do not have much depth at receiver. Having a chance to make an early impact in the SEC is a big reason why they are high on my list.”

Clemson: “Coach (Jeff) Scott and Coach (Chad) Morris have been on me from day one. They said I can really come in and showcase my talents really early. I love the offense Coach Morris runs and he is a big reason why I like them.”

As for which program Kitt thinks has him highest on their priority list, the Tigers achieved that by getting in on him early and often.

“Clemson has made me feel like I am their No. 1 target because they have come to all of my playoff games, and Coach Scott and Coach Morris have been heavily involved,” Kitt said.