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Kitt talks Bama, favorites

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When discussing his recruiting options recently, 2014 four-star Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek wide receiver Demarre Kitt has made it clear that Clemson and Ohio State are among his current favorites, but are two more schools close to joining the club?
Kitt recently traveled to Tuscaloosa for Alabama's elite junior day and had a chance to visit with Tide head coach Nick Saban.
"We were with [defensive coordinator] Coach [Kirby] Smart for most of the day and then we sat down with Coach Saban," Kitt said. "He told me that he had only seen my sophomore film and that's what they offered me off of and that he's looking forward to seeing my new film. But he confirmed my offer."
Kitt said Saban was clear that Alabama wants him to be the school's next big-play threat.
"They really want me to come down there and play," he said. "They're looking for that big play receiver after Amari Cooper leaves and they said I'm a lot like him. They think I can come in and play early."
Another school recently entering the fray for Kitt is Oregon, which extended an offer last week.
"They came by to see me twice earlier and then I called Coach [Mark] Helfrich and they offered me because he liked me when he was the offensive coordinator," Kitt said. "I felt special, because they told me they usually don't offer guys until they come out to visit."
Kitt said the Ducks are now among his "favorites" along with the Buckeyes and Tigers. He also said that he and several Georgia players have discussed playing together at the next level.
"We all sat down [at the Rising Seniors All-Star Event] and talked about Ohio State," Kitt said. "We talked about how if we all went together that we could go there and win a national championship."
KItt said the players who have openly discussed Ohio State include four-star or higher rated Georgia prospects DeShaun Watson, Raekwon McMillan, Miles Autry and Nick Glass.
He added that where he ultimately ends up will likely be the school that gives him to play as a freshman.
In the meantime, Kitt continues to weigh his options and will spend the next few weeks visiting his top schools. He'll be hitting the road for Clemson this weekend with Watson, and then spending a full weekend in Columbus Feb. 9-10.
The one-time Georgia commit said he's going to continue to do his due diligence, with his sights set on a late summer decision.
"I'm taking is slow," Kitt said. "I'll make a commitment by the first game of next season and then I'll take all five official visits and make a final decision."
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