Kylie Fitts knew nothing about an offer from USC on Wednesday morning but by the afternoon the Trojans had extended one and the four-star defensive end from Redlands (Calif.) East Valley had another serious contender to consider in his recruitment.
"(Wednesday) morning I had no clue about anything," Fitts said.
"About noon, the o-line coach, the recruiter for my area, messaged me and said the whole staff was going in a meeting to watch my film and then I went into my coach's office and he was on the phone and he got off the phone and said he just got off the phone with (Lane) Kiffin and I have a full-ride scholarship to USC.
"I called them at 1:30 to talk with them. I talked with (Ed) Orgeron and Kiffin and Kiffin told me it was his first time watching my film and the whole staff agreed that I was offered, no doubt."
It is a tremendous offer for Fitts, a 6-foot-4, 260-pound four-star prospect who finished with 79 tackles and 8.5 sacks in his junior season. Rivals.com rates him No. 81 in the early 2013 rankings.
Even though Fitts will seriously consider USC moving forward in his recruitment, he is not ready yet to make a commitment.
"I'm excited for the offer but I'm not in a hurry to commit," Fitts said. "My options are still wide open right now and I don't have a favorite right now. They're going to be up there though.
"I want to start trying to narrow it down, get it down to 10, but more offers are coming in so it's kind of hard to narrow it down."
Fitts, who plans to graduate early from high school, said he would like to take visits to Oklahoma and possibly Notre Dame before making his decision. He would also like to hear more from Michigan.
In total, the Redlands East Valley standout has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Cal, Colorado, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Pitt, UCLA, USC, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington and Washington State.