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Former four-star DE leaving UCLA ‘for personal reasons’

Kylie Fitts

UCLA’s depth along the defensive line took an unexpected hit with a player expected to make a more significant contribution in 2014 departing.

Head coach Jim Mora confirmed Monday that Kylie Fitts has decided to part ways with the Bruins.  In a tweet, Fitts stated that he wanted to “let everyone know it’s for personal reasons and nothing to do with depth or playing time issues.”

Mora said he wasn’t disappointed in the player’s decision to leave.

“I would not say I’m disappointed in Kylie,” Mora said. “I’m disappointed because I like Kylie an awful lot. But I’m not disappointed in Kylie. He has different goals right now. I just wish the best for him.”

Fitts also took to Twitter to thank Mora and his staff.

Fitts was a four-star member of the Bruins’ 2013 recruiting class, rated as the No. 9 strongside defensive end in the country and the No. 10 player at any position in the state of California. He played in six games as a true freshman last season.

Mora did allow that Fitts’ departure “does affect our depth.”

(Photo credit: UCLA athletics)

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6 Responses to “Former four-star DE leaving UCLA ‘for personal reasons’”
  1. lamekiffen says: Aug 5, 2014 3:12 PM

    Its all Vanderdoes’s fault..he took Kylie’s spot

  2. uscatjerseyshore says: Aug 5, 2014 4:51 PM

    It appears Fitts figured out that he made a big mistake in enrolling at a second tier football school rather than being upset that USC asked him to wait to August for a scholarship offer that was never pulled.

  3. 50bowman says: Aug 5, 2014 6:33 PM

    did you even read what he said? oh wait your a usc fan must have been too many syllables….

  4. pdcooper08 says: Aug 6, 2014 12:38 AM

    There’s no way fat Eddie took anything away. He plays inside, no way he can play off the edge. He must have knocked up his GF, why else would you leave a full scolly on the table.

  5. lamekiffen says: Aug 6, 2014 8:28 AM

    I heard Vanderdoes knocked up Kylie’s GF and now there is bad blood

  6. uscatjerseyshore says: Aug 6, 2014 9:45 AM

    50bowman says:
    Aug 5, 2014 6:33 PM
    did you even read what he said? oh wait your a usc fan must have been too many syllables….
    Yes 50bow, I read what he said. Believe what you want as far as what Fitts said for public consumption but if he was happy at Westwood Community he would’t be bailing. As to your comments about “too many syllables” I know the difference between your and you’re [i.e. “your a usc fan’]. It’s clear that you don’t. You’re evidentially a product of UCLown education.

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