Kyle Pitts (photo by Mark Brennan)

No. 2 Pa. TE Kyle Pitts discusses ACC, SEC, Big Ten, Pac-12 visits in the coming months

Warminster (Pa.) Archbishop Wood tight end Kyle Pitts setting spring visits, and knows what he wants in a school.

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For the second time in a few weeks, Kyle Pitts is visiting Virginia Tech.

The No. 2 tight end in Pennslvania is going with Warminster (Pa.) Archbishop Wood teammate and Hokies commit Nasir Peoples, but do not expect a decision to come from the trip.

The 6-foot-5, 228-pound Pitts is planning trips to Georgia, Miami and Florida later in the spring, is eyeing a trip to UCLA in the summer, and wants to return to Maryland and Rutgers for a spring practice. Add in Oklahoma, and that comprises Pitts' top eight.

"I think I want to decide either mid season or the end of the season," Pitts said.

UCLA is an intriguing school for Pitts because of the vision his recruiter, defensive coordinator Tom Bradley, paints in their discussions. He also speaks regularly with offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch.

"(Bradley) says it's just a great atmosphere there, and I'll fall in love when I get out there," Pitts said. "I want to see what he is talking about. I've been looking up stuff on them here and there, but I don't know a lot.

"I haven't seen a lot of tight end production, but I'll be looking more deeply into it."

Certainly, Pitts can get an inside look at Virginia Tech because of Peoples, and Rutgers and Georgia offer similar insight.

Archbishop Wood receiver Mark Webb signed with Georgia last month, and the two are planning a trip to campus.

"I want to see how the coaches are," Pitts said. "I've been talking to (tight ends)  coach (Shane) Beamer every other day, and he is building a relationship. I want to go down there and see the campus and talk to coaches and interact with the players.

"(Webb) is telling me to come down there with him, I'll fall in love, and be ready to commit when I get down there."

Meanwhile, Rutgers signed running back/receiver Raheem Blackshear in February, and Pitts already made trips to campus.

"Rutgers is telling me to come up," he said. "They said they're thin at the tight end position, so I can come in and make an impact."

Miami's tight end tradition, including the play of David Njoku last season, caught Pitts' eye.

"I talk to (tight ends) coach (Todd) Hartley every other week. We talk a lot," Pitts said. "I want to get down there and see them. I like the way they run their offense and I like how he is as a coach. I look at their tight end end production. They have a couple of guys there now."

Maryland moved into the Philadelphia area in its last few classes, including landing Kenny Bennett in 2017, and Pitts is a top target.

"They said they need a tight end because they really don't have much right now," Pitts said. "They said I could come in and have an impact early, and they would love for me to come down there."

Pitts' last trip to Virginia Tech was for a junior day, so he is looking for a more personal experience this time.

"I'm going back to check out a spring practice and I'm going down with Nazir Peoples and (St. Joseph's Prep receiver) Darryle Simmons," Pitts said. "We're going to spend some time with the coaching staff and build a better relationship."

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