On the same day that the ‘Noles added former Alabama linebacker Adonis Thomas, three-star tight end Tre’ McKitty announced his flip from Oregon, where he was previously committed to since July, and will instead head to Florida State. He will enroll early and be with the program in January.
The Bradenton (Fl.) native from IMG Academy is ranked 486th overall in the nation and the 18th top tight end according to 247 Sports Composite rankings. Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher visited the newest commitment on December 8th. Co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Lawrence Dawsey also visited the highly touted prospect in late November of this year.
After being on FSU’s radar for some time, the 6’4, 235 lb. recruit made his official visit to Tallahassee on September 30th. McKitty attended camp at Florida State over the summer of 2016. In all, the newest Seminole made four unofficial trips with the last being for the game vs. Florida. He received a formal scholarship offer in December of 2015.
In all, 33 schools offered a scholarship to the talented athlete including top-tier programs such as Auburn, Michigan, Ohio State, Georgia, LSU, Louisville and Texas A&M to name a few.
While playing for IMG this past season, McKitty caught 4 touchdown passes and had 341 receiving yards and helped lead the Ascenders to a perfect 11-0 season.
McKitty is the second tight end commitment in Florida State’s 2017 class with three-star Alexander Marshall also set to join the program. On the current roster, McKitty will compliment redshirt sophomores Ryan Izzo and Mavin Saunders, redshirt junior Jeremy Kerr and freshman Naseir Upshur, who will also likely redshirt.
Overall, McKitty is the 15th commitment to the 2017 Florida State recruiting class, that ranks second in the ACC and 12th nationally. The ‘Noles have had a top-5 recruiting class each of the past three years and continue to build another strong incoming class.
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