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Published: Saturday, Aug. 23 2014 11:20 p.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

My recollection is that Fitts took his official visit to Utah just before the National Letter of Intent day and then he committed to UCLA. I would say this worked out well for the Utes.

Welcome to Utah, Kyle!

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

Pretty good news. Hopefully he makes a big impact for the U.

South Jordan, UT

Welcome Kylie.

springville, UT

He will love playing for the new coach.


Nice! Welcome to Ute Nation, Kylie.

Las Vegas, NV

Welcome to Utah Kylie!

Go Utes!!

Murray, UT

The U has had players transfer to other schools but in almost every case the replacements have been upgrades.

Elk Grove, CA

Congratulations to Utah for getting Kylie Fitts. I saw this kid play when he was in high school and he's a dynamic athlete. UCLA's bench has so many 4-star athletes that the bench was probably too deep for him to compete. He will be a great addition to Utah.

Layton, UT


Every program on the planet wanted him but he recognized the Utes national acclaim so it was an easy choice for him! Playing for Kyle and the Utes guaranties that he will be a star in the NFL and his signing will no doubt will lead to a string of NCs and Rose Bowl appearances for the Utes!

Go Kylie Fitts!
Go Defense!
Go Utes!

Stringer Bell
Henderson, NV

Re: Duckhunter "Get prepared for the hyperbole."

Yeah right. He'd already be on the Heisman watch list had he transferred to BYU.

JoCo Ute
Grants Pass, OR

Max: It beats playing for an "Independent"

East Coast Ute
Storrs, CT

NorCal, his reason for transferring actually didn't have anything to do with playing time or the depth chart. The PAC-12 has a very hard ruling on intraconference transfers, and one must have a very good reason to have a chance at winning an appeal to not lose a year of eligibility in addition to sitting the required transfer year. We don't know the reason yet, don't know that we ever will, but the PAC-12 does, and has deemed it unrelated to UCLA's depth chart. UCLA's depth at DL is very good, but he was expected to be a much bigger contributor this year than last year. Hope he finds Utah a great fit and has a successful career.

scenic view
Baltimore, MD


"Every program on the planet wanted him..."

Yet the program that had him used him so sparingly that he only made ONE tackle during his entire freshman season.

It seems the Utes are getting a lot of transfers who have washed out at better programs.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Duckhunter

Fitts had offers from Arizona, Arizona St., Arkansas, Auburn, Boise St. California, Colorado, Georgia, Houston, Mississippi, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon St., Pittsburgh, Tennessee, USC, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington, Washington St., and Wisconsin.

I think it's a safe bet that this kid can play.

Big 12 Call Yet?
Ogden, UT

Once again, I love my PAC 12 membership!

I don't think we'd have landed him being an irrelevant mid major with no future!

7-5 season 2014!

San Diego, CA

Great addition for the Utes. I was glad that he chose UCLA over Southern Cal last year. Things didn't work out for him in Westwood, but I'm sure he will thrive in a new system with coach Whittingham. Good Luck Kylie!

the sage
Bountiful, UT

The question one needs to ask is will getting bench players from Oklahoma st. and ucla help you beat ucla and Oklahoma st.?

If they really were that good would they be transferring?

It seems they are just hunting for playing time on a WEAKER team.

Bluffdale, UT

Looks like a good player. Nice job Utah.

Highland, UT


I never said he couldn't play, just that the rest of us need to prepare to read about his impending greatness from utah "fans" now that he is transferring there. Everyone knows that as soon as any player transfers to utah he automatically becomes the absolute greatest player there ever was and ever could be.

let's roll

One exception to the PAC 12's 1+1 intraconference transfer rule (have to sit out 2 years) is if the athlete's scholarship is not renewed.

When a coach/program supports a player's desire to transfer, it's not unusual for them to indicate they are not renewing the player's scholarship thus allowing them to avoid having to sit out the extra year.

If that's what happened in this case, it's a classy move by UCLA and Coach Mora.

Best of luck to Kylie.

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