There's been a streak of good news for Utah recruiting and personnel over the past couple of weeks. Saturday, the news kept improving as former Utah recruit, and UCLA defensive end, Kylie Fitts has decided to bring his talents to the U, and will be enrolling in classes this fall.
Fitts measures at 6-foot-4 , and 275 pounds. He was a four star recruit out of California, and was considering Utah initially along with UCLA and USC. I could type out all of Fitts rankings out of high school, but frankly I'll just show you what it says on UCLA's website under his bio.
"A four-star recruit according to rivals.com and scout.com ... Scout.com's No. 12-ranked defensive end in the nation and the No. 1 prospect at DE in the West ... No. 25 recruit on the scout.com West 150 ... Listed as the nation's No. 85 recruit by ESPN ... The No. 121 recruit on the rivals.com 250 and ranked No. 122 by scout.com ... ESPN.com's No. 8-rated defensive end and the No. 8-ranked recruit in the state of California ... Rated No. 12 recruit in California by rivals.com ... Selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl all-star game ... SuperPrep's No. 31-ranked defensive lineman ... Listed No. 96 nationally on PrepStar's Dream Team and the No. 7-ranked defensive end in the nation ... No. 91-ranked recruit nationally according to Tom Lemming and the No. 11-ranked defensive end in the country ... Regarded as the No. 20 recruit in the CA/NV/HI region by SuperPrep ... As a senior, he totaled 31 tackles and four sacks in six games of action ... First-team All-CIF Inland Division ... As a junior, he was credited with over 90 tackles and 10 sacks ... Named all-league in three straight seasons."
It may be belated a little bit, but Utah appears to have landed a major stud on the d-line.
Fitts saw some time last season as a true freshman, mostly on specials teams and as a back up defensive end, and was credited for one tackle for loss during the season. He'll have three years to play three at Utah, and will be eligible for the 2015 season.
In retrospect, this may be the reason we saw these tweets come out from some of the coaches and staff yesterday...
Great Day to be a Ute!!!!!— Morgan Scalley (@SafetyPride) August 23, 2014
The news was first broke by Utezone.com's Alex Markham on Twitter.