TE Kyle Pitts visits Florida on Saturday, says Gators class is ‘almost done’

ORLANDO, Fla. — Kyle Pitts was one of the initial commits last month who set Florida recruiting on fire before, during and after the week of Friday Night Lights.

Pitts, who is from Archbishop Wood High School in Warminster, Pa., pledged to the Gators the day before their annual recruiting showcase. He made his first visit to UF on June 10.

“I love the coaches and just the whole university. They’re good people,” Pitts said of his decision. “So it was about the coaches, playing time and the rest of the academic staff and how they put me on the next level.”

Pitts wasn’t able to attend Friday Night Lights and watch Florida’s recruiting momentum reach its climax, but he expected his commitment video to set things in motion and the class members kept each other in the loop as recruits began jumping on board.

“I kind of knew because all of us talk,” Pitts said Friday after his team’s season opener, 14-13, against Oxbridge Academy (West Palm Beach, Fla.) at the ESPN Wide World of Sports.

“It started with me, Curtis Dunlap and Matt Corral. It just occurred on from there.”

WATCH: Kyle Pitts highlights from his season opener

Florida’s 2018 class is now No. 7 nationally in the 247Sports Composite rankings and Pitts said the Gators aren’t done landing elite players. He likes their chances with 4-star offensive lineman William Barnes and 4-star wide receiver Anthony Schwartz.

“We got a couple more left that no one knows about,” said Pitts, one of several class members who have alluded to silent commits for the Gators. “We’re almost done.”

Pitts could be done with his recruitment. He stills hear from Georgia, Maryland and Virginia Tech, but said he doesn’t know if he’ll officially visit those schools. Pitts also admits they don’t have much of a chance.

“No, not really,” he said. “I’m about to shut down my recruitment.”

The 6-foot-5, 235-pound pass catcher communicates with both Florida tight end coach Greg Nord and running back coach Ja’Juan Seider, who offered Pitts a scholarship when he was an assistant at West Virginia.

“We talk every day,” Pitts said of Nord, his primary recruiter. “He’s just a cool guy. He keeps it straight with you. He’ll love on you, but if you need something he’ll get you right.

“I talk to Coach Seider a lot because he recruits my area, so me and him have a very good relationship. Me and him have been talking since I got the West Virginia offer.”

Pitts is visiting Florida this weekend and plans to return again for the LSU game. He hopes to see the team in action Saturday, one week from their season opener, but that’s not the primary purpose of his trip.

“I think they might have a practice, but I just want to go back and spend some time with the players and coaches, getting a better relationship,” he said.

Pitts, who will not enroll early, is ranked the nation’s No. 11 tight end and No. 252 overall prospect. He has high expectations for the Gators in 2017.

“I think they’re going to win the SEC Championship,” Pitts said, “and maybe even go to the national championship. So I think we’re going to be good.”

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