Bradenton, Fla.--Tre McKitty, a tight end prospect the Auburn Tigers have been heavily recruiting since last year, was back on the AU campus for Big Cat Weekend as he continues to show serious interest in Coach Gus Malzahn’s football program as he closes in on a college decision.
The Big Cat trip was the fourth time he has visited the Auburn campus and the third this year. McKitty gave the trip a thumbs up.
“The whole visit was fun so I can’t single out just one thing,” he said when asked what he liked about it. “It was a great time.”
McKitty stayed on campus throughout the weekend and got to spend time with his former high school teammate, Nate Craig, who recently enrolled for summer classes at Auburn. While not naming a leader, he noted that Auburn is “hot” right now on his schools of interest.
Planning to announce a decision on his college choice in July at The Opening football prospect camp in Oregon, the senior at IMG Academy said he will probably taken another recruiting trip to the University of Florida before heading out to Nike Headquarters in Oregon for The Opening. The Gators along with Tennessee and Georgia are on his favorites list from the SEC and he has also been looking at Miami and Oregon.
Commenting on Auburn, he said, “They are looking to use me as a versatile tight end and they are recruiting me hard right now.”
The Tigers are also hard after his teammates at IMG, quarterback Kellen Mond and wide receiver Jhamon Ausbon. Mond was in California for at the Elite 11 camp while McKitty and Ausbon were at the Big Cat event. Mond said that Auburn is his leader and Ausbon announced a top four teams this week that includes the Tigers.
McKitty said there is potential that he could play with either one of those guys at the next level. “It would be great if I get to go to college with my high school teammates.”
The 6-4, 235-pound tight end said he likes Auburn’s coaches and the AU campus. “I like how convenient everything is,” he said. McKitty said he is interested in studying aviation management in college, a major that Auburn offers.