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4-star TE Kyle Pitts one of the early jewels of Florida’s signing class

Kyle Pitts
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ORLANDO – Tight end Kyle Pitts committed to Florida in June and stuck with the Gators through their coaching change. He signed during the early signing period, giving new coach Dan Mullen one of the nation’s top-10 tight ends as well as a national top-150 prospect overall.

“I think Coach Mullen is a great guy,” Pitts told GN while preparing for the Under Armour All-American Game. “I love the offense that he runs and the coaches he has around him.”

Pitts (6 feet 5, 235 pounds) is from Warminster (Pa.) Archbishop Wood, in the Philadelphia suburbs. What was it about Florida that attracted Pitts?

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“For me, the main things were the campus, the education opportunities and the people at the University of Florida,” he said.

Pitts says the Gators’ recruiting class is far from done.

“I think it is going great and we have a couple more guys coming, so that should seal it off come February,” he said.

Pitts said the coaching staff has told him to be prepared for multiple alignments when he arrives in Gainesville.

“They have told me that they are very versatile with their tight ends on the line, in the slot and on the outside,” he said.

Pitts is excited to get a chance to compete in the SEC.

“I’m pretty excited because not a lot of people from up north get a chance to do that,” Pitts said. “I just want to change the view on up-north football and go down there and play.”

Pitts is one of two tight ends who has signed with Florida; the other is three-star prospect Dante Lang.

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