What to Like: At 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds, he already has ideal size for a major college tight end prospect and he's just a 2017 prospect. He has an ideal frame and has a tremendous build for someone that age. You can see him being a prototypical 6-5/255 kid in a few years. He has long arms, he's very athletic, and plays on both sides of the ball at Tampa Catholic High. One thing Butch Davis always tried doing with his recruiting classes was getting big kids who played on both sides of the ball. That's what Miami is getting with McKitty. He has size, athleticism, production numbers, and a whole lot of other things you look for in a major college tight end prospect.
What may concern you: Like a lot of big athletes at that age, one of the biggest thing McKitty will need to work on this fall is bringing it on every single play. Occasionally, he'll take some plays off which limits his production numbers at times. He needs to keep his motor going all the time, especially on defense. Offensively, he just needs to keep getting stronger and more physical at the point of attack so he can be a three-down guy at the college level.
Bottom Line: McKitty has 15 scholarship offers now. Some of his other offers are from schools like Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Mississippi State so he's being recruited like one of the state's top tight ends in the 2017 class. He's the first 2017 tight end commit for Miami. He committed immediately following an unofficial visit to the school so it'll be worth watching to see what other visits he ends up taking on his own. For now, though, the Canes added a very good prospect from a Tampa area that Al Golden and his staff have recruited very well in recent years.