Ritchie has Three Offers

Goose Creek (S.C.) TE Kalan Ritchie is one of the top tight end prospects in the 2014 class. Ritchie played a big role in his team's success and is looking forward to an even better senior campaign.

Although his team's season ended just weeks ago, Kalan Ritchie is already preparing for next season. The junior tight end and the Goose Creek Gators were unable to win a state championship, but are focused on accomplishing that next fall.

"I'm already getting ready for next football season," said Ritchie.

The 14th-ranked tight end in the 2014 class felt good about his junior season.

"I did well during my sophomore season, but I did a lot better this season," he said. "The whole team got a lot better throughout the season."

"I felt like I had expectations to live up to, so it made me play even harder."

Ritchie previously had scholarship offers from in-state powers Clemson and South Carolina. However, he recently picked up scholarship offer No. 3.

"I recently got an offer from Virginia Tech," he said. "I have stayed in contact with their coaches, as well as the coaches from Clemson and South Carolina."

The three-star prospect has also heard from two other schools.

"I've also heard from Pittsburgh and Washington."

The 6-foot-5, 214-pound tight end has already visited both Clemson and South Carolina. He enjoyed both visits, but also hopes to get up to Blacksburg soon.

"I want to get up to Virginia Tech, just to see how it is – to see if I like it," he said.

"I'm also going to go back to South Carolina and Clemson this spring because I like being at both places."

Despite the offers and attention from some big-time college football programs, Ritchie has not made any decisions.

"Everything is still neutral, I have no leaders," said Ritchie.

For now, he is focused on improving.

"I just need to work on my speed and catching the ball," Ritchie said. "I also need to get in the weight room and get bigger and stronger."

Not surprisingly, Ritchie has high goals next season.

"Individually, I want to catch between 10 and 15 touchdowns," he said.

"As far as team goals, I don't want to lose. I want to go undefeated again and win state championship."

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