The Florida Gators picked up their second commitment of the last few days this afternoon when four-star tight end Kyle Pitts chose the Gators over his other two named finalists - Georgia and Virginia Tech.
The 6’5” 235 pound Pitts is ranked as the nation’s No. 11 tight end according to the 247Sports Composite. He visited Florida in June and is the first tight end to commit for the 2018 class.
Pitts committed with a roller coaster as a prop, which is pretty cool. His announcement was made via a Bleacher Report commitment video posted on his Twitter account.
I am officially committed to... pic.twitter.com/9QuZkRc23I— K Y L E P I T T S ™ (@ghost_boi4) July 20, 2017
That tweet was retweeted by Jim McElwain (and the @GatorsFB account), who also confirmed the news with his customary #ChompChomp tweet.
#CHOMPCHOMP!!!!!! #AllBite18— Jim McElwain (@CoachMcElwain) July 20, 2017
(Slightly fewer !s than Tuesday’s tweet, Jim.)
Pitts attends Archbishop Wood High in Warminster, Pennsylvania — the alma mater of former Florida tight end Colin Thompson, currently trying to make the New York Giants’ roster as a rookie after having transferred to Temple from Florida.
Pitts is also regarded as one of the nation’s top play-making tight ends and has seen his stock rise in the rankings from appearances at the U.S. Army National Combine and The Opening Finals. He is the type of tight end that can create a lot of mismatches, and presently plays two-ways at his Pennsylvania high school, which is known for its football program.
You can view highlights of Pitts via Hudl here.
Pitts was recruited to Florida by Ja’Juan Seider and Greg Nord. Pitts had a relationship with Seider from his days recruiting at West Virginia.
#TheMiddleIsAlwaysOpen.... pic.twitter.com/DnqnidD1gw— JaJuan Seider (@coachseider) July 20, 2017
With Pitts’ commitment, the Gators have nine commits for 2018. They also currently still have the No. 44 rated recruiting class, according to the 247 Sports Composite. You may continue to be vexed by that if you’d like.
The other present members of Florida’s 2018 class include four-star safety Amari Burnett, four-star running back Iverson Clement, three-star cornerback Divaad Wilson, three-star wide receiver Corey Gammage, three-star wide receiver Jalynn Williams, three-star safety Deontai Williams, three-star defensive end Taylor Upshaw, and four-star OL Curtis Dunlap, who committed earlier this week.
The Gators’ two commitments in the last three days gives Florida a great start going into an important recruiting weekend. Hopefully, the momentum will continue.