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Fitts could decide within months

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Kylie Fitts has a lot going on with his recruitment but the Redlands (Calif.) East Valley four-star defensive end had a chance this past weekend to stop by UCLA's practice and he was definitely impressed.
A lot of other major programs are in the running for Fitts - including cross-town rival USC - but the Bruins are under serious consideration as well.
"I definitely like the moves Jim Mora is making and I can tell they're going to be a different team this year," Fitts said. "I really liked the intensity in practice.
"They haven't really said anything about pressuring me into committing. They just want to know what's up and what I'm thinking about them.
"They're definitely up there. I haven't come close to making my decision. I'm thinking about making my decision at the beginning of June. That's when I'm thinking about committing."
Fitts, a 6-foot-4, 260-pound prospect who's rated as the seventh-best strong-side defensive end and No. 81 in the 2013 rankings by Rivals.com, said he will attend the USC spring game on Saturday and is looking forward to another trip there.
The Trojans are considered one of the favorites for Fitts and the four-star has made it no secret that the interest level with them is high.
"I went to two or three of their practices and I've loved it," Fitts said. "I love being there. They're definitely up there, too."
The plan for Fitts is to commit in early June but he wants to take all five official visits as well. Wisconsin has been showing a great deal more interest in him recently and he's supposed to talk with the coaching staff on Wednesday. The Badgers might be the next to offer.
Arkansas is the latest offer for Fitts and while he's excited about it the Redlands East Valley standout said he definitely wants to find out the fate of coach Bobby Petrino before making any determinations.
"I want to see how it plays out and what happens with that whole situation," Fitts said. "I don't know yet fully what happened so I want to talk to them more and see what they have to say."
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