How did things do down this morning, leading up to the commitment?
"I called Coach Reinebold and he asked me if I want to be a Mustang," said Kitchen, the nation's No. 93-ranked CB. "I told him yes, and then he said that the offer was mine. With that, I wanted to commit and did. I'm happy, now. It's good to get it over with."
Jermaine Sams, another SMU commit from Louisiana, played a very active role in Kitchen's recruitment.
"It feels good that all the talks we had - with Nyle (Johnson), James (Richardson), Darren, and me...that they all came to fruition and paid off," said Sams.
"I know he's a good cornerback and we were looking hard for another one. He'll be the perfect prospect for that position and it's even better that he's from Louisiana; he'll be part of The Fam. He's going to be a good commit."
Kitchen received early offers from such programs as Stanford and Nebraska, and Pittsburgh made a late push by offering Kitchen last weekend.
He was recruited by Mustangs WRs coach Jeff Reinebold.
Reinebold successfully recruited all four of SMU's Louisiana commitments.