Fitts Set with USC

Defensive end Kylie Fitts

Redlands (Calif.) East Valley defensive end Kylie Fitts discusses his official visit to USC...

Redlands (Calif.) East Valley defensive end Kylie Fitts is a long time USC commit and really enjoyed the opportunity to finally take his official visit to campus.

"I've been there so much for unofficial visits and everything, so I didn't really learn anything new, but I had a good time and I got a lot out of it, talking with Coach O [Ed Orgeron] and some of the other coaches," he said.

Spending that time with his future position coach was beneficial for Fitts.

"That was really cool," he said of spending time with Orgeron. "I got a lot out of it, going to the meetings and having him teach me different techniques and looking at his plans for the next four years."

Fitts' host for the weekend was true freshman linebacker Scott Starr, who was an early enrollee in the previous year.

"Scott and I just talked about how everything will work when I first come in and he just gave me tips. Like, for example, when you come in as a freshman in a high school game, you'll get teased a bit, but you have to earn the respect. It's the same thing. I look forward to doing that in spring ball.

"I got a lot out of it; he told me a lot. He shared things with me; he's from Norco, which is only an hour away, and he said that was an easy transition for him to go from high school to college right away. It was cool to talk with him about it," he said.

The weekend was big for the Trojans, as many commits were on their official visits, and Fitts enjoyed the opportunity to meet his future teammates.

"It was really fun talking with all the guys. We didn't get to spend a lot of time since we were always going to events and meetings, but the time we did spend together was great. We're all excited and pumped up to enroll early. Most of the guys on this visit are early enrollees; I think there are seven of us. I'll be able to room with one of them, so I'm not the only one who will be going through it," he said.

The defensive end will finish up high school classes this Wednesday and will play in the US Army All-American Game in early January before enrolling at USC on January 10th.

Fitts suffered a wrist injury towards the end of Wildcats' season, but thinks he should be back for the game.

"I went to the doctor this past Wednesday and got X-rays. It's healing well and I'm able to starting lifting this Friday. I've been doing a lot of lower body stuff, conditioning. I'm pretty sure I'll be able to play depending on how it feels. I don't think I'll be able to have hard contact, but I should be ready for the game, wrap it up and everything," he said.

Post visit, Fitts is even more excited about joining the Trojan family.

"I start classes on the 14th and I start working out on the 15th. Before this weekend, I was kind of nervous, but talking with the coaches, I'm excited. I finish high school classes this Wednesday and after that, I'm good to go," he said.

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