USC Trojans head coach Lane Kiffin gets to see a lot of his recruiting mistake for the next four years. Defensive end Kylie Fitts made it official moments ago that he will be playing for the UCLA Bruins. Fitts chose the Bruins over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Utah Utes and USC.
Fitts originally was set to play for USC but as mentioned earlier, a huge mistake by Kiffin and his coaches led to him to reopen recruiting. Fitts’ first visit after being turned away by USC was 14 miles away at UCLA and that was enough for him. He decided to stay on the West Coast despite having great visits to Notre Dame earlier this month and Utah last weekend.
UCLA head coach Jim Mora Jr. could not be happier to add Fitts to his talented and improving defensive line and he should see playing time immediately. His speed on the edges will be a great tool for Mora’s defense and strength will be a force on the Bruins defensive line for years to come. He demonstrated throughout his high school career the abiilty to use his speed to get to the quarterback and equally impressive was his ability to overpower double teams.
This is a great start to National Signing Day for the Bruins and they are expecting a number of recruits to join Fitts and the Bruins tomorrow.
While UCLA took a giant step adding a top recruit, USC is going in the opposite direction. The Trojans have lost so many recruits it is tough to keep count and somehow they managed to lose one of the recruits for the second time. With Mora building a winner and Kiffin at the helm sinking the USC program, it is only a matter of time until UCLA is the team to beat in Los Angeles.