The Gators have landed their second commitment in the span of three days.
The catch this time is tight end Kyle Pitts, out of Archbishop (PA). Pitts, who was deciding between Florida, Georgia and Virginia Tech, becomes the ninth commit for Florida’s Class of 2018.
The word for Pitts is big. He stands 6’6, 235 lbs and is a dependable receiver in traffic. He’s a solid blocker to boot, which is a must for a college tight end.
And for Florida, landing a tight end of his highly touted stature is rare. Other than Jordan Reed, who was recruited by Urban Meyer with an ATH label, Florida has mainly gotten production out of two and three star tight ends, including two star transfer Jake McGee (via Virginia) and current tight ends DeAndre Goolsby and C’yontai Lewis. If Lewis and Goolsby are an indication of the kind of output the Gators can get out of not-so-highly regarded players, let’s see what they can do with Pitts.
So this has been a nice week for Jim McElwain and his staff, after landing offensive lineman Curtis Dunlap on Tuesday. The Gators could get more this weekend, too. Friday Night Lights almost always brings in another commitment or two by itself, so keep your eyes peeled for some more good news in the next day or two.