Oregon sees an opening for Kylie Fitts and the Ducks are trying everything possible to land the four-star defensive end who de-committed from USC earlier this week.
The Redlands (Calif.) East Valley standout said Thursday he talked with Oregon coach Chip Kelly, the Ducks are supposed to visit him next week and an official visit is being worked on.
This is big because Fitts was seen as locked up for USC. But after apparently being told he could enroll in January, the coaches reneged on that statement and informed Fitts early this week that he would have to wait until June.
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That turned Fitts off, he de-committed and while he is still considering the Trojans because he's loved that program for so long, Oregon, UCLA, Alabama and Notre Dame have also entered the picture.
"Just got off the phone with Chip Kelly and they affirmed they offered me," Fitts said in a text message. "I will be planning a visit with them when they come next week."
Fitts, who talked highly of USC during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl last week, returned home from San Antonio and received the message his enrollment would have to be delayed until June.
That did not sit well with Fitts and apparently his inner circle so the 6-foot-4, 260-pound prospect decided to reopen his recruitment.
According to USCFootball.com, Fitts will have an in-home visit with USC next week and others are surely stopping by as well.
Oregon is making a late push, Fitts plans to visit and there is a chance the Ducks could steal one of the top defensive ends in this class. UCLA is also making a serious run and Fitts said other visits are also being seriously considered. Alabama and Notre Dame have been mentioned during this tumultuous week.
"Chip Kelly was extremely excited he has a chance for me and he has a position perfect for my ability," Fitts said.
"I'm very interested to see what they have to offer and I've always liked Chip Kelly."