Fitts was once committed to the USC Trojans but was forced out, de-committing from USC after the Trojans stopped him from enrolling early just a couple of days before he was set to move in. Soon after his de-commitment, UCLA came into the picture and has been seen as a UCLA lean ever since.
Fitts did take an official visit to USC a couple days ago but apparently nothing solid came out of it.
With Fitts’ commitment, UCLA now has 24 commits for the class of 2013 and, of those, 22 are four-star recruits. However, this is just UCLA’s second defensive lineman of the 2013 class, with Kenneth Clark being the other. It should be noted though, that Eddie Vanderdoes is still on the table for National Signing Day while the Bruins return Cassius Marsh, Owamagbe Odighizuwa and Ellis McCarthy.
Fitts and Vanderdoes are seen to be associated pretty heavily, with some chiming in that a Fitts commitment to UCLA would likely see the five-star defensive tackle out of Auburn, CA, commit to UCLA as well.
With National Signing Day just hours away, it’s something to consider.