Fitts Opens Up Recruitment

The #10-ranked defensive end in the nation, Kyle Fitts, opens up his recruitment and UCLA is definitely already involved...

Kylie Fitts, the 6-4, 260-pound defensive line prospect from Redlands (Calif.) East Valley, de-committed from USC today.

Fitts had intended to be an early entrant at USC, but reportedly USC recently told him he wouldn't be able to enroll early.

The #10-ranked defensive end prospect in the nation is already hearing from UCLA and Washington, according to sources. He'll also still consider USC.

A source close to Fitts' recruitment said UCLA has contacted him and will be out to visit him this Friday, the first day of the contact period.

UCLA continued to recruit Fitts even while he was verbally committed to USC, so it wasn't a stretch for UCLA and Fitts to be mutually interested when he de-committed from USC.

UCLA might have a bit of advantage in recruiting Fitts. He graduated early from high school, with the intention of enrolling early at USC. It would be difficult for him to make a decision in time to enroll at a school on the semester system, which would be generally next week. He'd more than likely have to wait to get into any semester-oriented school, like USC, by the summer session in June. UCLA, however, is on a quarter system, and Kitts could enroll in March, in time to participate in UCLA's spring practice.

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