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Fitts intrigued by SEC offer

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Kylie Fitts had talked to Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham numerous times but to make the offer from the Bulldogs official the Redlands (Calif.) East Valley defensive end got on the phone with coach Mark Richt on Tuesday.
That conversation went well and the four-star landed a big-time offer from the SEC.
"Last week I was talking to the defensive coordinator on Facebook and he said they were going to offer me but they wanted to make it official and call coach Richt so I called him earlier (Tuesday) and talked to him for 20 minutes and he offered," Fitts said.
"That was cool. I knew he was strong in his faith so I liked talking to him about that so I thought that was cool. I told him I'm definitely going to take an official visit there. If I can make it up there for an unofficial that would be great but it doesn't really matter."
Fitts, who finished with 79 tackles and 8.5 sacks in his junior season, said he's going to study up on Georgia's defense in the coming months. He talked with Richt and Grantham a little about their schemes but wants to go more in-depth.
"I'm going to do a little more research," Fitts said. "Talking to the defensive coordinator he was letting me know some stuff about their defense, how they run a 3-4, but I'm going to learn more about them."
Georgia is one of three schools that will definitely get an official visit from Fitts, who said Oklahoma and USC are the other two.
Fitts, rated No. 81 in the early 2013 rankings by Rivals.com, said he still plans to take all his trips and then make a decision much later in the recruiting process.
Auburn is the newest school showing interest and Fitts has talked with coach Gene Chizik over Facebook. The Tigers have not offered yet.
"I talked to coach Chizik at Auburn, he messages me on Facebook, and told me to give the d-line coach a call and I talked to him a little bit," Fitts said. "They didn't offer but they're interested."
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