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Monday, April 8, 2013
Ohio State visit wows Peach State duo

By Brad Bournival

Ohio State is a hit in Tyrone, Ga.

At least it is with Sandy Creek High School wide receiver ESPN Watch List junior Demarre Kitt and his teammate, defensive tackle Chris Williams.

Both were on hand over the weekend for a three-day unofficial visit to Columbus, Ohio, and both were impressed.

In fact, Kitt put Ohio State on top with Tennessee -- where he visited early last week. Williams even thought about committing to the Buckeyes.

“I love everything about it,” Kitt said. “They showed me everything I wanted to see from what the coaches do to the education. I’m glad I got the opportunity to see it.”

While that decision might not come until the end of summer according to Kitt, what he saw on his visit more than had him thinking Ohio State.

“I went to practice and really liked it,” Kitt said. “I hung out with their players and got a chance to sit in on their meetings. It feels good being recruited by coach Urban Meyer. I’ve grown up watching him. It’s a good feeling.”

Williams was equally impressed with the Buckeyes, who have a gaggle of defensive linemen already in the fold. That hasn’t swayed Williams from looking at Ohio State, however, as he was also fascinated with the Buckeyes.

“He said he loved it up there,” Kitt said. “He really liked everything about it.”

Kitt said both will try to make a return trip to Columbus before the end of summer. If they can’t make it they’ll try to set up an official visit at Ohio State.

Kitt has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Cincinnati, Clemson, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Texas Tech, UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, West Virginia.

Kitt made 68 catches for 1,151 yards last season and scored a total of 12 touchdowns.

Williams has offers from Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Ohio State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt.

He registered 78 tackles and 11 tackles for the Class AAAA state champion Patriots.