Lost in the academic scandal that reared its ugly head on Friday was the possible incoming transfer of former UCLA Defensive Linemen Kylie Fitts. Fitts visited Notre Dame before making his decision prior to Signing Day in 2013. Before that, Fitts was committed to USC.
Fitts worked out with the Bruins during spring practice. During his Freshman year, he played primarily on special teams and the reserve Defensive Linemen. Fitts collected one tackle for loss.
As a recruit in the 2013, Fitts was ranked as one of the nation’s best. Rivals ranked him as the 9th best Strongside Defensive End and the 121st best overall player in the nation. Fitts held offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Boise State, California, Colorado, Georgia, Houston, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Tennessee, USC, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington, Washington State and Wisconsin. He officially visited USC, UCLA, Notre Dame and Utah.
Fitts hails from Redlands, California. He played for East Valley High School. Fitts checks in at 6’4″ 270 lbs.
Notre Dame, Oregon, Fresno State, San Diego State and Montana State are considered possible landing spots for Fitts. Fitts apparently left UCLA over concerns about playing time and the depth chart. Notre Dame has an extremely weak depth at the Defensive Line currently. They could use Fitts. However, he could not play in 2014 due to NCAA transfer rules.