Tight end Tre’ McKitty is emerging as one of Deondre Francois’ go to receiving options in Willie Taggart’s offense. The sophomore hauled in the first touchdown catch of his career to put the ‘Noles ahead of Samford late Saturday night. McKitty brings a different type of threat to the offense with an imposing frame at 6’5”, 245 pounds.
McKitty finished the game with five receptions for 59 yards and score. His night should have been even better, with a big grab on a 32-yard gain that was flagged because he was an ineligible receiver. A major takeaway from McKitty’s post game interview was cleaning up these sloppy mistakes.
“That’s just some of the sloppy stuff,” McKitty said. “They’re stupid penalties, like I said. We have to fix those things and we’ll be just fine.”
When asked if Samford was better than they had anticipated from film, McKitty noted that Samford played hard, but FSU wasn’t playing to the high standard that has been set.
Although happy with his emerging role, the IMG product reiterated the importance of the grind.
“I’m not satisfied yet,” McKitty said. “I have a lot more to do. I’m happy to finally get some balls my way. I want to keep rolling with it. I have to do my job and continue to do my job. I need to make the right blocks so we can get our great backs free.”
McKitty looks to be vital component if Florida State wants to find offensive success the season.