2014 4-star wide receiver Demarre Kitt projects to be extremely talented at the college level, and the junior has the offers to back up that statement.
According to 247Sports, Kitt has picked up offers from Clemson, Georgia (Kitt is a former UGA commit), Florida, USC and others, but he just recently picked up another offer that may change the game for those interested in his commitment.
Brad Bournival of ESPN.com is reporting that the Ohio State Buckeyes have made an offer to Kitt, and he soon thereafter named them as part of his top three:
In return, it didn’t take long for the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Kitt to put the Buckeyes in his top three along with Clemson and USC.
“I like them a lot,” said Kitt minutes after getting an offer from Ohio State on Tuesday night. “They’re a top program and have been for awhile.”
So there you have it. Kitt's top three will consist of the Tigers, Trojans and Buckeyes.
While it's still far too early in the process to start seriously talking about favorites and who has the edge out of those three schools, Ohio State has to be feeling very good about their early returns with Kitt.
The fact that they've made it into the top three so soon after making him an offer points to Kitt feeling very good about the Buckeyes, and frankly, for a top 2014 wide receiver, what's not to like?
Even though they're under a bowl ban this season, new head coach Urban Meyer has more than jump-started the OSU program and has them at 10-0 on the season. If it wasn't for the bowl ban, we'd be talking about this team as a potential National Championship contender, and this is only Meyer's first year back to coaching.
He runs an exciting offense, scoring 39.9 points per game this season, and with the strength of his 2013 recruiting class, Ohio State will only get better in the future.
It's not out of the realm of possibility to say that Ohio State should be in National Championship contention for years to come with Meyer at the helm, and that's not yet something at least Clemson can offer Kitt. They need to focus on being the No. 1 team in the ACC first.
While USC and Lane Kiffin may be able to make that pitch based off the strength of their current No. 1 ranked recruiting class, Kitt would also have to travel all the way across the country to go to USC.
Remember, he's from Tyrone, Georgia, so that distance could end up hindering the Trojans.
All that said, there's still plenty of time for this recruiting battle to shake up, so keep that in mind, but OSU has to be feeling great about where they stand right now.
They've quickly made it into Kitt's top three, and they have a great shot at landing the talented junior wide receiver.