Cardinals Pursue Chitty

Three-star Dothan (AL) Northview wide receiver B.J. Chitty is receiving strong interest from Louisville this fall. Chitty spoke with about his recruitment and interest in the Cardinals.

B.J. Chitty (Braxton Jarrell), the 6-foot-2, 185-pound three-star wide receiver from Northview High School in Dothan, Ala, says he now has eight scholarship offers but has not narrowed down his favorites yet.

Chitty, ranked as the No. 123 wide receiver in the country by, has offers from Marshall, UAB, Southern Miss, Nebraska, Duke, Kansas State, Louisville and Troy.

He attended the LSU camp and says the Tigers are recruiting him. "They said they liked how I performed at the camp," he said. "And told me they'd keep an eye on me this season."

Another school that hasn't offered yet but is recruiting Chitty is Alabama. "I still get some mail from them," he admitted. "But it hasn't been too much."

Although Chitty was committed to Auburn last fall, he says the Tigers are now no longer recruiting him. "It's been a really long time since I've heard from them," he said. "I don't think they like me anymore."

He says the school that is recruiting him the hardest is Louisville. "They call and send the most mail and emails," he said. "They show they really want me.

"I've checked out their web site and the facilities and campus looks great," he said. "I also like the coaches a lot. They seem very friendly and easy going. Plus, I think it's a program that is coming up."

Besides the Cardinals, Chitty says he's also received calls from coaches at Southern Miss, UAB and Troy.

"I don't really know too much about Southern Miss yet," he said. "I'm trying to learn more about them."

While Chitty may not know much about the Golden Eagles, the same cannot be said about UAB, as the Blazers are only about three hours from his house.

"It's a nice place," Chitty said. "They have really big facilities and I get along great with all the coaches."

He says that their proximity will not be a factor.

"I'm keeping my options open," he said.

Despite being wide open, Chitty says he'd like to make a decision before the end of his season. "I'd like to get it out of the way and have it over with," he said. "But I think I'd really like to take all five of my visits too. I hope to have a few set up within the next week."

Northview High School started their season with a 7-10 loss at Lee High School, but rebounded with a 19-15 win against Smiths Station. Chitty has one touchdown in those two games thus far. Next up for the Cougars is an away game at Central High School on Sept. 11.

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