Kitt talks Army Bowl experience

Clemson wide receiver commit Demarre Kitt impressed last week at the United States Army All-American Bowl, and he enjoyed the experience in San Antonio.

Tyrone (GA) Sandy Creek wide receiver Demarre Kitt was one of the top players at his position on the East team at last week's United States Army All-American Bowl, and he combined with fellow Clemson commit Artavis Scott as a solid one-two punch throughout the week.

Kitt, 6-foot-1, 195-pounds, is a technician running routes and showed great hands catching the football going across the middle. He enjoyed seeing how he compared to the best in the country in San Antonio.

"This has been fun, and I've been able to play well going against all this great talent, so that proved something to myself," Kitt stated. "I've had a lot of fun out here, probably more than I thought would have, and it's been a real good experience."

"I've learned a lot about being a better receiver, and these coaches have been great," he added. "I know everybody is going to be good at the next level, so I know I'm going to have to work every day to get better. To play wide receiver at Clemson, I know I need to get a lot better than I am today, and I plan on doing that."

Even though he certainly impressed the Scout recruiting team all week, Kitt felt he has the ability to play at an even higher level.

"I think I played good here, but there were some things I could have done better," he said. "I feel I'm an excellent route-runner, and that's something I pride myself in doing really well. I try to get open and gain separation from my routes, and not necessarily with speed. I'm definitely fast, but going against the top cornerbacks that's not enough."

"The good thing is once I catch the ball, I can get to top speed quickly and turn and go with the football," Kitt continued. "I definitely need to get stronger at Clemson, so I will be working hard in the weight room. I think I really understand the game well right now, but I want to become a smarter football player and the Clemson coaching staff can get me there."

With so many great options in choosing a school, Kitt explained why Clemson stood out to him.

"They are starting to be known as "Wide Receiver U", and I want to be a part of that," he stressed. "When I looked at everything, from football to education, it was just clear to me that Clemson was my school."

"My family is happy with my choice too, and that meant a lot to me," he concluded. "I will be there next week, and I'm ready to make the transition from high school to college right now. I'm ready for spring football." Top Stories