Wednesday, January 23, 2013
ESPN Watch List WR shuffles leaders
By Radi Nabulsi
Recruiting is never static, especially at this time of the year. Coaches are on the road and visits are being taken. That holds true not just for the Class of 2013 but for this year’s junior class, which is being wooed by college coaches trying to get a jump on the ever-quickening recruiting cycle.
Each day we find college coaches checking in on the top prospects for the Class of 2014. Such is the case with ESPN Watch List wide receiver Demarre Kitt (Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek).
Kitt spent the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday visiting Auburn. On Tuesday evening he had placed the Tigers in his top five, ahead of USC, and dropped Georgia, the school to which he had once committed, off of his list all together.
“My leaders are No. 1 Clemson, No. 2 Ohio State, No. 3 Oregon, No. 4 Auburn and No. 5 USC,” Kitt said. “Auburn is in there because they sat me down and showed me how they would use me in their offense.”
The Tigers in the ACC hold a good lead for Kitt over their SEC counterparts.
“For Clemson, I have been there a couple times and I know their offense,” Kitt said. “With Ohio State, I love what Urban Meyer is doing for them. They went 12-0 this year.”
A couple of other players could affect Kitt’s decision. At the Rising Seniors camp in December, quarterback DeShaun Watson of Gainesville (Ga.) High School spoke to Kitt about playing football together. Watson is committed to Clemson, and with the Tigers leading for Kitt there soon could be a strong Peach State duo at Death Valley.
“He wants me to come to Clemson or wherever he goes, because you never know what is going to happen,” Kitt said. “We really want to play together.”
Former Sandy Creek teammate Ja'Quay Williams could also sway Kitt to look outside his top five. Williams recently enrolled at Texas A&M.
“I am looking at Texas A&M real hard because Ja'Quay said it is real nice down there, so I have to look at it,” Kitt said.
He also plans to visit Tennessee, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, USC, Ohio state and Clemson this spring.