UGA loses another top football recruit

Ex-UGA WR commit Demarre Kitt

Ex-UGA WR commit Demarre Kitt

UGA lost one WR commitment on Thursday, and may be in danger of losing another one in the future.

Demarre Kitt, a junior from Sandy Creek High School, backed off his pledge to UGA on Thursday. He had been committed to the Bulldogs since last April. Kitt is considered one of the state’s top juniors, ranked as the nation’s No. 127 overall junior by

“I think I committed too early; Clemson and USC are still recruiting me hard, and I still want to give them a fair chance,” Kitt told the AJC.

The 6-foot, 190-pounder said he called to inform UGA wide receivers coach Tony Ball. “Yes, I talked to Coach Ball. He just said he understands and still wants to recruit me. He understands that I made a quick decision to commit based off emotion.”

If it’s any consolation, UGA is now listed in Kitt’s top three, along with Clemson and USC.

Kitt has not sit a timeline for his final decision. “I don’t know for sure. But I know the next time I make a decision it will be for sure. I will really know where I want to go for sure.”

Because Kitt is just a junior, his situation is nowhere near the priority status for UGA as WR Tramel Terry, who has already committed twice to the Bulldogs.

The 4-star from South Carolina’s Goose Creek High School quietly made an official visit to Clemson last weekend, which created speculation that he made switch his commitment for a third time.

“It wouldn’t surprise me,” Goose Creek coach Chuck Reedy told a reporter. Click here read more.

UGA has now lost four recruits over the last few months – 5-star RB Derrick Henry (now committed to Alabama), OL Trenton Brown (undecided), WR Kyrin Priester (NC State) and Kitt. Also, DT Kelsey Griffin publicly committed to UGA three weeks ago and had it rejected by the Bulldogs later that day. He pledged to South Carolina on Tuesday.




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143 comments Add your comment


October 12th, 2012
2:50 am

Early signing period please. This drama is getting out of hand for the little celebs.

DeKalb Dawg

October 12th, 2012
2:54 am

Seriously, I don’t blame these kids. Who would want to play at UGA? Our coaches are a joke, our preparation for the SC game looked like Obama in the first debate, and Mark Richt acted like it was business as usual after the game. I’m tired of all the underachieving. Nobody has done less with more talent. Richt quit on this program after the 2007 season.

Georgia is a sinking ship. With the state of the program right now, I couldn’t recommend anybody to go there.

Mountain Dawg

October 12th, 2012
4:13 am

I guess his Mommy put her foot down.

I think DeKalb Dawg pretty much nailed it.

And the beat goes on. And on. And on.


October 12th, 2012
5:00 am

What difference does it make? Dawgs have 86 committments already…


October 12th, 2012
6:26 am

I understand that people tend to blame these young recruits when they flip flop. However, I am the mother of a recruited football player and have experienced this process first hand. These players are pressured to commit when they visit the sports program. They are frequently asked o make a decision then and there. They can easily get caught up in the hype and emotion and make a hasty decision which they later regret. We took a very active role in our son’s recruiting process and did not allow this to happen. If the parents are not heavily involved in the process and educating their kids on the repercussions and long term implications of what a formal commitment means, these kids will err. They are teenagers.


October 12th, 2012
7:01 am

Doesn’t want his house egged in case he drops a pass.


October 12th, 2012
7:17 am

He’s waiting to see which college his high school coach lands a job with..

Son of Sammy Davis Jr, Jr

October 12th, 2012
7:22 am

USC as in Southern Cal or USC as in South Carolina( defensive back university)?


October 12th, 2012
7:38 am

There sure are a lot of fair weather fans for the DAWGS these3 days. Losses happen and UGA got it’s butt whipped, but they are still the team. If you are only going to back and cheer for them when they are winning, I would say you aren’t a real fan of the team. They are there to feed your ego or give you something to fell good about or blog about.


October 12th, 2012
7:43 am

There are plenty more out there to choose from. GO DAWGS !


October 12th, 2012
7:48 am

The Griffin comment is misleading. You can’t lose what you turned down.

tell the truth

October 12th, 2012
7:48 am

If he’s not positive in his committment,this is good for UGA,it gives them a chanch to recruit other people.I think committing as a Jr. is to early.


October 12th, 2012
7:49 am

They get treated like rock stars when they are 17 then we wonder why they can’t stay out of trouble when they arrive on campus.

Whiskey Breath

October 12th, 2012
7:57 am

No chance that the way Ga played had anything to do with his change of heart?
These kids aren’t dumb, that can project what they would be with Ga.


October 12th, 2012
7:58 am

Cause our current players/former top recruits are really tearing it up….these kids are garbage losers that would just continue to stink up the program. Crew all of ya!


October 12th, 2012
8:05 am

@Iron- thanks for your comments. These kids are put under tremendous pressure to commit way too early. The recruiters are pros at this and the kids are vulnerable. Many times the recruit is afraid there won’t be a spot if he doesn’t go ahead and commit, which may be true. The whole picture is sad.

I used to let it bother me when a kid backed away from a commitment. But to ask a kid for a commitment on where he is going to college TWO years from now is just not right.

I wish Demarre the best and hope that after further thought and research, he will choose to be a Bulldog if it is the best fit for him.


October 12th, 2012
8:07 am

DeKalb dawg–You are not fooling anyone TECHIIIEEE.

Whiskey Breath

October 12th, 2012
8:08 am

If you want a coach that will yell at you, make it hard for you, and won’t promise you a position,
you may want to consider Nick Saban. He won’t have any missing man formation, and probably
make you perform on and off the field. He won’t have any blackouts or whiteouts. He is probably going to force you to be succesful in the weight and classroom. You probably won’t have much free time, because you will always be working toward a national championship.


October 12th, 2012
8:13 am

He is a junior
committing way to early

personally think NCAA should say
no offers or commitments except for seniors
end a ton of the drama


October 12th, 2012
8:14 am

Now the funny part begins. UGa will get commitments from 2-3 better WR between now and next Fall…..and cool off on this guy. He will then backtrack and want to go to UGa and there won’t be a scholarship waiting on him. Then the negative bloggers (mostly envious GT fans acting like disgruntled Dawg fans) will blame UGa and say they lied to this guy. Of course, the UGa coaches won’t be able to give their side of the story because of NCAA rules. Will this nonsense ever end?

Metro Coach

October 12th, 2012
8:16 am

I agree with Dawgsball, its time for an early signing period. Basketball has one and it works just fine. Some kids want to commit and be done with it, so let them sign early so they don’t get harrassed(albeit legal under NCAA rules) by other coaches. Let them take visits in the fall and sign in late November/early December. We already have early enrollment, why not make it an official signing period?


October 12th, 2012
8:17 am

The negative bloggers are mostly Techies…..gotcha!!!


October 12th, 2012
8:21 am

If you are reading this please note that you look incredible in red and black… joke. Good luck on your decision and I hope to see you in Athens playing for YOUR state team….nota next door neighbor. We need you to stay home and play for the good guys!


October 12th, 2012
8:23 am

Probably Tech grads trolling. The UGA fanbase is united. The toilet papering of UGA player houses must have been Tech fans upset about UGA’s loss to USC.


October 12th, 2012
8:25 am

The kid made a great choice. Explore your options and enjoy the recruiting process . Uga will never be a champion as long as they have mark richt . They also have the worst fans that turn on u in a blink of an eye


October 12th, 2012
8:26 am

We need some studs on the O line and D line as South Carolina showed us.


October 12th, 2012
8:27 am

Great idea Dawgsball and Metro Coach…..right on. The kids can always transfer if they get to a school and find out they have made the wrong decision. This recruiting process is out of control!


October 12th, 2012
8:34 am

what a suprise…..after taking a trip to Clemson hes reconsidering.

Brian Wilson

October 12th, 2012
8:36 am

Do the kids even know what the word “commit” means?


October 12th, 2012
8:39 am

Nick, you may be correct. That would be a logical conclusion from a North Ave Trade School fan!


October 12th, 2012
8:42 am

Did you read the GT blogs this past Sunday? You may want to quit throwing rocks because your fan base totally surrendered!!!


October 12th, 2012
8:45 am

Whiskey Breath

October 12th, 2012
8:49 am

I want to thank Mark Richt and Catherine for stopping the kissing on the mouth before a kickoff.
I appreciate them considering the people that have to watch it. I could be wrong, but I think Mark
looks for the TV camera before he does the smootching.


October 12th, 2012
8:50 am

anything negative is coming from a jelous bug fan…..the most envious pathetic fanbase in the NCAA


October 12th, 2012
8:53 am

Don’t be shocked if Nick Glass follows suit.


October 12th, 2012
8:54 am

Early signing period makes sense for those who want to end the recruitment process before their senior season begins. Let them sign in August so they can concentrate on school and football without the constant pressure from recruiters and others.

I believe we would see more thoughtful consideration on the part of the recruits and their parents, minus all of self-indulgent theater that so often evolves later in the process.

The Antiricht

October 12th, 2012
8:54 am

Brian Wilson Do the kids even know what the word “commit” means?


Hey Mr. Wilson! 50% of couples who marry do not know what the word commit means.


October 12th, 2012
8:57 am

I sure hope he signs with us DWAGS – I have a carton of eggs and some rolls of toilet paper with his name on them for when he loses the next big game.

Add to Whiskey Breath's List

October 12th, 2012
9:03 am

He will also get a free pass on his first failed drug test- no missed games. The media will never know about it. Another advantage for Bama

Chatsworth dawg

October 12th, 2012
9:09 am

The NCCA should ban high school juniors from the recruiting process period. College coaches should not be allowed to go near a junior in high school. I would make the contact period for high players began on june 1st after a kid has completed his junior year of school. Then a kid would have until feb 5th to decide where he wanted to go to school. Close the window and it make this process much simplier and that would help to end some of the silliness and kids flip flopping from one school to the next. This would make the recruiting process more serious and kids could narrow their list down to a couple of schools and take your visits and make a GD decision and be done.


October 12th, 2012
9:17 am

After that “Perfect Storm” last Saturday on National TV, there were probably dozens of high schoolers eating breakfast the next morning, saying oh hell, and shaking their heads sadly.

It has become a pattern though – every season we get humiliated. Last season, twice in the Georgia Dome, the year before, damn near everywhere we played.

Blowouts galore. How does Mark Richt look himself in the mirror, on the 1st of every month when UGA deposits another $300,000 in his acct.

I wonder if he feels like he is worth it?

Dawg Fud

October 12th, 2012
9:24 am

DeKalb Dog is absolutely correct.


October 12th, 2012
9:26 am

My 12-year old grandson was firmly committed to UGA in the fifth grade. After the SC beatdown, he committed to LSU, but then he saw Auburn’s new live tiger cub, which is very cute. He now thinks Auburn will have a strong program going by 2018. He is a Catholic, though, and Notre Dame is always there.

Dawg Tired

October 12th, 2012
9:37 am

It’s a mess.

THE Dixie Redcoat Band

October 12th, 2012
9:47 am

Somebody told us that Will has turned UF around in just 1-2 years. Urban will have Ohio in the Top Ten very soon and UGA…still the same.


October 12th, 2012
9:55 am

You don’t lose nothing you never had , because if these boys was true Dawgs then they would not flip.


October 12th, 2012
10:03 am

Dawgs dumber than pigs.


October 12th, 2012
10:04 am

After Saturday’s night boat race can you blame the kid for jumping ship?


October 12th, 2012
10:09 am

Some of you are brain dead! If someone comes on here and tells the truth they’re a Tech fan or a Bama fan hiding (ohhhhhh). I heard the same thing when I posted about Crowell after he quit against Calhoun in a high school game. He actually sat on the bench in the 4th quarter with his team down 8. And when I posted what was obvious, I was a Tech fan or a hater, some of our fans aren’t the brightest.
This kid committed as a Sophmore, it’s way to early, schools shouldn’t accept from kids this young. He’s not evil, he’s not going to hell, he may in fact go to UGA. He should go where he wants, and not where a bunch of fans trying to boost their low self-esteem want him to go.
Richt is a good man, he has done a good job, but recently recruiting bad character players has put us in a tough spot. We got a true freshman starting and no depth on the OL. We just gave Grantham a new contract with a raise, because the defense played well against a really bad schedule (not so well against the all time great Kellen Moore, or Mich State or LSU in total). We got 5 or 6 1st round picks on that D, that got run over by Kenny Miles and Connor Shaw, kids we didn’t want?
Granthm acts like a fat child and you mindless homers defend him.
All the excuse making from “fans” is part of the problem, if you thought beating a bad Florida team or a bad Hawaii team made us #1 you’re part of the problem.

the truth

October 12th, 2012
10:12 am

Let us have an update in February 2014…