Giving USC And UCLA Fitts

I never understood why USC made a big deal to take defensive end Kylie Fitts of Redlands East Valley High School. But I felt some sympathy when his spring scholarship was taken back so safety Leon McQuay could come instead.

Fitts quickly committed to UCLA. And now he is transferring.. So he’s now 0 for 2 with the local schools after just one year of college football. And some recruiting services listed him as a four-star recruit.

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  • UCLA Bleauz

    He was ranked the #8 DE in his class…..So Scottie, please elaborate…..what was it about USC recruiting Fitts that you could never understand?….What was it about his game that made him undesirable?…..How did USC make such a big deal about offering Fitts?

    • Jack B

      Scottie evaluated all of Fitts’ HS tape and decided he wasn’t worthy long ago, but is just releasing that info today. Now, Scottie’s not only a shoe evaluator, he’s a football scout too. Who would have guessed?

      • UCLA Bleauz

        Yes, Scottie is the new Mr. Know It All…….his posts typically include dismissive qualifiers such as “not surprising” and “one could argue”, and now “I never understood”, when he never questioned it in the first place!……

  • rusoviet

    If anything it speaks volumes of the player’s lack of focus – he had a full ride and chose to not live up to his end – denied by the school!

    Goes over to UCLA and washes out there too.

    Sympathy? No bluntly foolishness – now where? Boise State?

    • UCLA Bleauz

      If the kid is looking for “sympathy”, he can find it in the dictionary between “stupid” and “syphilis”……….I am guessing Fresno State or San Diego State…

      • Sark and the Seven Win Wonders

        That’s clever. Haven’t heard that one before.

        • UCLA Bleauz

          When you’re as old as I am, you find that the younger audience, such as yourself, hasn’t yet heard all of the corny one liners…….Thanks…

  • john wolcott

    I suppose choosing great footballers is a bit like picking a girlfriend. We all make mistakes, and the best looking ones don’t always turn out to be the best bet.

    • rusoviet

      Amen bruddah’! Especially blue eyed blondes – >30 yrs. most charter members of obesityville

    • UCLA owns LA Football

      Hey, who got hurt today at SUCC’s 100 yd. practice field and is out for the season?

    • try a Russian mail-order!

      wait a minute…..or have you already?????

  • timtrojan

    What a surprise Mora cuts another one. He needs to cut about 7 more so they can offer a decent amount of rides next year. Scotty, of course, tries to make USC look bad.

    • ThaiMex

      Heard the $UC team did the Navy Seals thing…..GEE….I wonder where they learned about that one….Sarkiffian talking about two way players….What’s next….Training camp in San Bernardino?
      fit Un knuckleheads!

      • timtrojan

        Yes, King Mora invented the 2 way player and taking players to boot camps. Next will be changing our colors to baby blue and doing the 8 clap. Also, we have an extensive search going for the perfect coach who can perfect the towel wave.

      • UCLA Bleauz

        I didn’t realize that the monopoly on SEAL training also belonged to Westwood…..and you can have the I.E. all to yourself, big boy….

        • Sark and the Seven Win Wonders

          We don’t have a monopoly on the SEAL idea, just on owning Los Angeles.

          • UCLA Bleauz

            Okay……we’ll see on November 22……

  • Helen

    I wonder if USC would consider taking him back? It is a different coaching staff.

  • LamontRaymond

    If I remember correctly, you gave the SC staff a lot of jazz for losing this kid. Seems they might have been the wiser, given his lack of commitment to either team. Humble pie?

  • rusoviet

    Mora was smart in recreating Bear Bryant’s ‘vacation’ played out in Junction-TX

    back in 1954 – this being the 60th Anniversary of both that event and UCLA’s NC and the 3rd year of the Bruins working out way up in the Verdemont area of San Bernardino @ CSUSB it seems to be paying off with a # 7 pre-season ranking and a potential Heisman Trophy candidate in Hundley.

    Problem is the physical plant of UCLA itself – a 80 yd. practice field, a ‘re-novated’ Pauley Pavilion now in need of a new floor due to a broken water main.

    (OT – It is sad they didn’t think of putting in an ‘ice piping array’ below the floor for skating/hockey events).

    A truly iconic beautiful stadium for home football games but a 25 miles + NNE of the campus.

    UCLA looks primed to do it this year but if they don’t good luck downstream

    • EncinitasBruin

      I gotta hand it to you, Ruso, for hanging in there with your handle, despite all the Putin goofiness these past several months. But I digress. No worries on the physical plant–most of the money’s been ear-marked for the new athletic facility, as well as an expanded field. Not so concerned about the yards of the field, as much as the quality of the players on the field. Also, I’m old enough to have had UCLA season tickets spanning back to the Coliseum days, and we are all MUCH happier driving an extra 30 minutes to beautiful Arroyo Seco. The Bruins are primed, and our schedule is favorable, especially with our three toughest matchups coming at home (Oregon, Stanford, and USC). Anything less than a top 10 finish will be disappointing.