Imagine a world where one of the best players in college football, according to ESPN writer Marty Smith, is not catching passes. A seemingly far fetched and silly proposition such as this could have easily occurred.
Kyle Pitts hails from Archbishop Wood High School in Pennsylvania, just north of Philadelphia. The four-star athlete was told by many, even including his high school coach he could play on both sides of the ball. Looming at 6’6 and over 200 pounds, the freakish athlete who hadn’t quite filled out his lanky frame was already showing signs of nightmarish mix-matched coverages.
” My high school coach always tried to tell people I liked defense,” Pitts said. ” But I told Coach Mullen I don’t like defense.” More than anything, Pitts just wanted to play at the tight end position and score points.
Now, Pitts is rumored to be a first-round draft pick. Given his stature and athletic ability, Pitts could thrive in the NFL.
Regardless of whether #84 takes the field again at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, it is clear he has left his mark in the swamp for many years to come.