September 19, 2012

Kitt staying grounded

TYRONE - It isn't often that the case can be made that an underclassman is the best player at his position in the state of Georgia, but as a junior, Sandy Creek wide receiver Demarre Kitt has put himself in that discussion.

The star playmaker already has 16 offers just a couple of games into his junior season, and is as polished as any receiver in the Peach State regardless of class.

Going into his third year as a varsity contributor for Sandy Creek, a state powerhouse in Georgia, Kitt has high expectations for himself and his team.

That includes being frustrated even after a 31-7 victory over East Coweta last Thursday.

"We had a lot of penalties and made a lot of mistakes. The coaches are not to pleased and we're not too pleased either," said Kitt. "I made couple of mental mistakes. I didn't go out in a couple of formations, had a penalty. We just have to pick it up."

Despite his wealth of experience, including a state championship in 2010, Kitt is currently focusing being as mentally sharp as he can be on the field.

"I'm just learning the small things as I go. I'm getting more experience as I play. This is my third year on varsity, and I'm getting a lot smarter."

While gaining a better understanding of the game is important, Kitt hasn't neglected bettering himself physically either.

"I've gained 15 pounds," he said. "I went from 180 to 195, and I went from a 4.5 (in the 40 yard dash) to a 4.46."

The junior standout had a busy summer with visits to Auburn and Southern Cal, and visited Tennessee on Saturday for the Volunteer's game against Florida.

Despite those visits, Kitt remains committed to Georgia and has plans of getting to Athens in the near future as well.

"(Kitt will visit UGA) Georgia/Vandy and Georgia/Tennessee," he said. "Those are the two I know for sure, and I'll probably get up for some small ones too."

His commitment hasn't slowed down other schools from calling, however.

Three schools are currently standing out as pursuing him the hardest at this point.

"Clemson, USC, and Auburn," said Kitt. "Those are the hardest ones."

Like most elite prep athletes, Kitt's main focus at this time lies with his current team and winning a championship.

"(The goal is to) Get back to state and win another one," he said.

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