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Utah football lands UCLA transfer DE Kylie Fitts, eligible in 2015

First Published Aug 23 2014 04:33PM      Last Updated Aug 29 2014 10:18 am

It took a little longer than the Utes would've liked, but they've gotten Kylie Fitts.

The Tribune has learned that

the one-time four-star recruit

has elected to transfer from UCLA to Utah, and will be eligible in 2015. He'll have three years to play three seasons.

Fitts received at Utes offer out of high school, and originally committed to USC before making a late switch to UCLA. The Redlands, Calif., native managed only one tackle in six games as a freshman last season, but


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the L.A. Daily News reported he likely would've factored into the depth chart

and possibly seen rotation snaps this year.

Instead, Fitts announced he would transfer early in August as the Bruins began training camp.

Fresno State and San Diego State were reported as other potential landing spots.

The Utes will be looking for a replacement for Nate Orchard and Greg Reese at defensive end next year. If Fitts works out, Utah may have a talented pool to work from with Hunter Dimick, Jason Fanaika and Wallace Gonzalez among the planned returners.

Fitts' high school ranking would put him immediately among the top additions to the 2015 class.

Kyle Goon


Twitter: @kylegoon





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