My recollection is that Fitts took his official visit to Utah just before the
National Letter of Intent day and then he committed to UCLA. I would say this
worked out well for the Utes. Welcome to Utah, Kyle!
Pretty good news. Hopefully he makes a big impact for the U.
He will love playing for the new coach.
Nice! Welcome to Ute Nation, Kylie.
Welcome to Utah Kylie!Go Utes!!
The U has had players transfer to other schools but in almost every case the
replacements have been upgrades.
Congratulations to Utah for getting Kylie Fitts. I saw this kid play when he was
in high school and he's a dynamic athlete. UCLA's bench has so many
4-star athletes that the bench was probably too deep for him to compete. He will
be a great addition to Utah.
Duckhunter,Every program on the planet wanted him but he recognized
the Utes national acclaim so it was an easy choice for him! Playing for Kyle and
the Utes guaranties that he will be a star in the NFL and his signing will no
doubt will lead to a string of NCs and Rose Bowl appearances for the Utes!Go Kylie Fitts!Go Defense!Go Utes!
Re: Duckhunter "Get prepared for the hyperbole."Yeah
right. He'd already be on the Heisman watch list had he transferred to
Max: It beats playing for an "Independent"
NorCal, his reason for transferring actually didn't have anything to do
with playing time or the depth chart. The PAC-12 has a very hard ruling on
intraconference transfers, and one must have a very good reason to have a chance
at winning an appeal to not lose a year of eligibility in addition to sitting
the required transfer year. We don't know the reason yet, don't know
that we ever will, but the PAC-12 does, and has deemed it unrelated to
UCLA's depth chart. UCLA's depth at DL is very good, but he was
expected to be a much bigger contributor this year than last year. Hope he finds
Utah a great fit and has a successful career.
ekute"Every program on the planet wanted him..."Yet the program that had him used him so sparingly that he only made ONE
tackle during his entire freshman season.It seems the Utes are
getting a lot of transfers who have washed out at better programs.
@ DuckhunterFitts had offers from Arizona, Arizona St., Arkansas,
Auburn, Boise St. California, Colorado, Georgia, Houston, Mississippi, Nebraska,
Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon St., Pittsburgh, Tennessee, USC, Utah,
Vanderbilt, Washington, Washington St., and Wisconsin.I think
it's a safe bet that this kid can play.
Once again, I love my PAC 12 membership!I don't think we'd
have landed him being an irrelevant mid major with no future!7-5
Great addition for the Utes. I was glad that he chose UCLA over Southern Cal
last year. Things didn't work out for him in Westwood, but I'm sure he
will thrive in a new system with coach Whittingham. Good Luck Kylie!
The question one needs to ask is will getting bench players from Oklahoma st.
and ucla help you beat ucla and Oklahoma st.?If they really were
that good would they be transferring?It seems they are just hunting
for playing time on a WEAKER team.
Looks like a good player. Nice job Utah.
@2ferI never said he couldn't play, just that the rest of us
need to prepare to read about his impending greatness from utah "fans"
now that he is transferring there. Everyone knows that as soon as any player
transfers to utah he automatically becomes the absolute greatest player there
ever was and ever could be.
One exception to the PAC 12's 1+1 intraconference transfer rule (have to
sit out 2 years) is if the athlete's scholarship is not renewed.When a coach/program supports a player's desire to transfer, it's
not unusual for them to indicate they are not renewing the player's
scholarship thus allowing them to avoid having to sit out the extra year.If that's what happened in this case, it's a classy move by
UCLA and Coach Mora.Best of luck to Kylie.
Good kid. Hope he does well.
He don't get to play much for them but he gets to play a lot for us because
we need him and they don't.Go Utes!
Utah is getting a player who couldn't get on the field at UCLA? Sounds
65TossPowerTrap"Utah is getting a player who couldn't get
on the field at UCLA? Sounds about right."You obviously know
nothing about Fitts. He played in six games as a freshman before he got
injured. UCLA, who is extremely deep at DE, thought he was good enough to play
as a freshman and not red shirt. Where you come up with your information is
beyond me. Oh that's right, there is no real information, just a hatred
for all things Utah.Thanks for playing, come again!Ducky: FYI, Fitts came very close to committing to Utah instead of UCLA, that
is when Utah fans got to know Fitts and fell in love with him. We all saw that
he was special back then and it hurt us all when he chose UCLA. We knew he was
special long before he decommited from UCLA. We know what we are getting and we
knew it long before he became a Ute. This is information you could have known
by actually reading something instead of just assuming, which seems to be your
modus operendi. Your hatred for all things Utah drives your posts, not anything
based on actual knowledge.Go Utes!
@Vegas UteBefore I respond to your comment I want to congratulate
Fitts on becoming a Ute. Ok what I want to know is when/how you "fell"
in love with Fitts when we were recruiting him. I literally don't even
remember one single article about the Utes trying to recruit him or when he
chose UCLA over us. You must have had a more personal relationship with him then
the rest of Ute nation.By the way I am a Utah fan but I just
don't get some of the comments you guys make. I don't think you are
able to make claims for ALL Utah fan that "we fell in love with him" and
that we recognized he was "special" then. just saying...
TFUDD, for anyone that follows recruiting, Fitts was a pretty big story last
year. He was a longtime SC commit, but decommitted close to signing day after
feeling SC coaches had been dishonest with him. He took trips to UCLA, Notre
Dame and Utah, with all 3 feeling they had a good shot at signing him. He was
rated anywhere between the #8-#12 defensive end prospect, depending on the
recruiting service, and was viewed as a major recruiting coup for UCLA.He played his freshman year behind senior Cassius Marsh at DE (4th round
pick), and 2 pass rushing linebackers Anthony Barr (1st rounder) and Jordan
Zumwalt (6th rounder), but still saw plenty of time. Perhaps wouldn't have
been a starter for the Bruins this year, but he would've seen an increased
role.I don't think any reasonable person expects him to come in
and be a monster right away, but he should at the very least push Dimick and
Fanaika for a starting role next year. That's as much insight to his
backstory as I can give you.
@ DuckhunterThose words mean very little considering that your fan
base believe the your QB will be a serious contender for the Heisman Trophy....
Every. Single. Year.
@DuckHunterI never said he couldn't play, just that the rest of
us need to prepare to read about his impending greatness from utah
"fans" now that he is transferring there...Actually, you
don't need to prepare to read anything. Feel free to not come on
"Utah" articles criticizing our comments only to make yourself "Feel
better". I'm sure that Fitts will be a good player. How
good depends on how hard he works to improve. I think this year will be good for
him to redshirt and learn about Utah's team.
@2ferWell I don't make that claim, but that said BYU actually
has had a qb that won the Heisman plus multiple more that finished very high in
the voting. Being the QB at BYU is still an iconic and storied position and any
BYU QB that performs at a high level will ALWAYS be in the Heisman discussion
simply because of the legacy of QB's BYU has had that won and/or
represented highly for that award.That may pain you greatly but it
is a fact.
@ DuckhunterUsing that logic, any good RB from CU will automatically
receive Heisman hype because of Rashaan Salaam. This may pain BYU fans, but the
Heisman committee, conferences, bowl commissioners, etc. don't make special
concessions for what happened in the 80's and early 90's. 99% of the time the only place BYU QB's get Heisman hype is from their
own fan base. The speculation runs rampant from January until early September,
which is when the back-up QB in Provo becomes one of the greatest players on the
Oh yea that's right. I did see Riley Nelson and Jake Heaps way up on the
Heisman voting.They represented that iconic and storied position well.Almost as
well as Ben Olsen. Truth of the matter is, BYU has had just as many busts at QB
as "Heisman finalists". If not more
@2ferSorry but that is a failure of a comparison on your part. Other than salaam what other colorado RB has ever finished highly in the
Heisman voting? How many cu rb's have been consensus and unanimous all
american's? Is the rb position at cu a storied and iconic position? Does cu
have a legacy of great rb's? Do the cu rb's dominate the NCAA rushing
record books? How many cu rb's are in the ncaa hall of fame? You see despite how much it irks, pains, bugs, bothers, irritates, and
generally makes you mad the BYU qb position is an iconic and storied position
with not just a guy that actually won the heisman but MANY that received votes
and that finished 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th in voting. In otherwords they finished
very high in the voting for that award. When a BYU qb has a stellar season it
isn't questioned as a fluke or an anomaly it is simply noted as standard
and one of the things expected to occur in college football.So yes a
BYU qb being in the Heisman discussion is no surprise to anyone, not even you.