The Georgia Bulldogs coaching staff got great news Saturday before even taking the field for the annual G-Day game, as one of the top playmakers in the Peach State has decided he wants to play "between the hedges" in 2014.
As sophomore wide receiver Demarre Kitt (Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek) watched fellow 2014 standout Nick Glass (Atlanta/St. Pius X) commit to the Bulldogs last week, he knew it would not be long before he joined Glass on the commitment list. Saturday morning he made it official.
“I have committed to the University of Georgia,” Kitt said. “When I come down here, it just feels like home. I can talk to any coach, and they all treat me like family.”
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound wideout made 42 receptions for 651 yards and 10 touchdowns last season as a sophomore, and after getting to know a couple of players and his position coach, Kitt felt confident that he wanted to play for Georgia after high school.
“I got to know Corey Moore and Damian Swann, and I love Coach [Tony] Ball,” Kitt said. “He likes what I can do on the field and he is someone I want to be around the next three years before I go pro."
Fellow Sandy Creek standout Shaq Wiggins (Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek), also a Georgia commitment and a recent addition to the 2013 Under Armour All-America Game, did not have to work on Kitt too much to get the sophomore to become his college teammate, too.
“I know Shaq wanted me to come here, but he knew he really did not have to pressure me,” Kitt said.
Kitt committed to the Bulldogs over offers from Auburn, Clemson, UCLA and several others. With two years to go before he can enroll in Athens, he wanted to let everyone know his decision is final.
“I am 100 percent confident in my commitment,” he said. “When I come down here it just feels different than everywhere else. Now I am going to start recruiting everyone else in my class."
Kitt joins Glass and running back Stanley Williams (Monroe, Ga./Walton Academy) in Georgia's Class of 2014. To date, only nine sophomores in the country have publicly committed to FBS programs, with the Bulldogs having three of them.