As Jim McElwain tries to rebuild Florida football into a championship program, one of his mottos is “recruit daily or die.” Join us here on SEC Country for a daily recap of the latest Florida recruiting news, tales from the trail and perspective on what it all means for the Gators.
Kyle Pitts next?
Another 4-star recruit could join Florida’s class this week.
Kyle Pitts, a 4-star tight end from Warminster, Pa., plans to announce his decision Thursday at 2 p.m. ET. His finalists are Florida, Georgia and Virginia Tech.
The Gators made the cut for the 6-foot-5, 235-pound Pitts after impressing him on his Florida visit in June.
“It was really good,” Pitts told SEC Country. “I got to spend a lot of time with the coaches and a couple players. I like all those guys. Just a great family atmosphere down there.”
Florida is considered the favorite to land Pitts, who is ranked as the nation’s No. 11 tight end and No. 252 overall prospect in the 247Sports composite. If Pitts commits to the Gators, he will be their second 4-star pledge this week and commitment No. 9 for the 2018 class.
Justin Fields update
The visit plans for the nation’s No. 1 dual-threat quarterback this week are still up in the air, according to a report.
Several outlets reported last week that 5-star QB Justin Fields would visit Alabama this Friday for its Champions Cookout.
But on Wednesday, Fields told 247Sports’ Rusty Mansell ($) he was not sure of his plans yet and might visit Alabama, Florida or Florida State in the coming days.
Fields, the No. 3 overall prospect in the country, visited Auburn and Georgia last week and took trips to all five aforementioned schools in June. His decision could come as early as next month.
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