Penn State coach James Franklin took the lead in recruiting newly offered 2018 TE Kyle Pitts

Class of 2018 tight end Kyle Pitts worked out for Penn State coach James Franklin, which gave special meaning to the offer the Nittany Lions extended.

Kyle Pitts had the measurables, so it was time to take the next step in his reruitment while camping at Penn State earlier this month.

After catching passes thrown from class of 2017 Nittany Lions quarterback commit Sean Clifford, Penn State coach James Franklin took Pitts for some individual work, which included tracking the ball on deep throws and locating the ball more easily.

The memorable mid-June night ended with Franklin offering the in-state Pitts, a class of 2018 tight end, a scholarship. It happened after the camp, when Franklin was able to speak with the 6-foot-4 1/2, 225-pounder from Warminster (Pa.) Archbishop Wood.

"(Franklin) taught me some sideline drills and also helped me in the deep ball drill, and running through the ball when catching it," Pitts said.

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