The 6-3, 205-pounder played a variety of positions as a junior, including quarterback and linebacker. On Saturday he visited Auburn's Junior Day and the AU coaches made it clear they want Kitchens to be a part of their team as a wide receiver.
"I like the environment and it seems like Auburn has a good coaching staff," Kitchens says of his visit.
"When I first got there I met with all of the coaches," he says. "They seem like they were interested in me. We ate at the stadium and took a tour there and then we came to the athletic building and took a tour. Everything is really nice."
Commenting on what stood out to him on the trip, Kitchens replies, "It stands out that I met the head coach. He seems like he is a really family-oriented guy."
Chizik's coaching staff offered Kitchens a scholarship as a wide receiver the day before he made the visit to the Auburn campus. Kitchens notes that the possibility of playing that position intrigues him.
"Wherever I can help the team is where I want to play," he says. "If I go to Auburn it looks like it is going to be receiver. I would love to play receiver and have the ball in my hand."
Kitchens notes that he went into the recruiting process without having a favorite college team and that is still the case as he checks out the possibilities. "I grew up just liking football," he points out. "I started watching it when I was four years old and I have been playing it since I was five.
"I play basketball and in the past I have played baseball, but I am running track this year to work on my speed for football," he adds. "Right now I run a 4.5 40 and I am trying to get it down into the low 4.4s."