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Florida's Kyle Pitts puts on a show at Ole Miss

By Graham Hall
Special to The Sun
Florida tight end Kyle Pitts scores in the first half against the Ole Miss Rebels on Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss.

The Kyle-to-Kyle connection continued its push toward becoming a household name Saturday, and the receiving end of the duo further staked his claim as the best tight end in the country. 

Kyle Pitts added the third touchdown grab of his four-score day on a 71-yard catch-and-run in which the Warminster, Pa., native and Archbishop Wood graduate administered a strong stiff-arm en route to reaching the end zone.

He then added his fourth -- a 17-yard grab as he jumped between two Ole Miss defenders and came down with possession. Pitts finished with eight receptions for 170 yards in the Gators' 51-35 victory. The 71-yarder stood as the longest catch of the day for either team.

Pitts, ranked the No. 5 tight end prospect by 247Sports in the 2018 class, needed just 45 minutes of play to continue staking his claim as one of the top tight end prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft.

He wasn't the only Florida tight end getting involved in the game, however, as Keon Zipperer showed why he was one of the H-back tight end prospects in his class when the Lakeland native made an 11-yard grab deep in Ole Miss territory, which set up Evan McPherson's 20-yard field goal.

And tight end Kemore Gamble recovered Trask's fumble to set up McPherson's career-long 55-yard field goal.