Deep Run QB Bo Kite (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit804.com)
West Point picks up commitment from Bo Kite
by Byron Jones, recruit804
Deep Run’s Bo Kite (2021 QB/LB 6-3 220) accumulated 23 Division I offers. His list included William and Mary, Fordham, Ball State, Richmond, Temple, Furman, JMU, UMASS, Liberty, Navy, VMI, Bryant, Lehigh, Dartmouth, UT-Chattanooga, Columbia, Campbell, North Carolina A&T, Rhode Island, and Elon. Virginia Tech and UVA entered the Bo Kite sweepstakes earlier this month, offering him a chance to be a preferred walk-on. However, the Hokies and Cavaliers were a little too late to the table.
On Wednesday night, Kite shut down his recruitment when he gave Head Coach Jeff Monken and the Army Black Knights a verbal commitment. When asked about the factors that led to his commitment, Kite stated, “The relationship I built with the coaches, the brotherhood, and the tough teams on the schedule, led to me picking West Point.”
He continued, “They (coaching staff) believe I can help them early and they like my toughness and competitive attitude.”
With the addition of Kite, Coach Monken and his staff will add another Virginia native to their roster once he signs his letter of intent. Their 2020 roster currently has eight Virginia natives listed. Keeron Henderson (Highland Springs), Brandon Jones (Catholic-Virginia Beach), D’Andre Tobias (Benedictine), Dean Ngendakuriyo (Benedictine), Joe Stephenson (Woodberry Forest), Nick Mell (Stone Bridge), Noah Knapp (Bishop Sullivan), and Nick Stokes (Kempsville).
The Black Knights are off to a hot start in 2020. They are 6-1 with their lone loss coming from #7 Cincinnati, and they have already accepted an invitation to play in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, LA.
— Bo Kite (@bo_kite) October 29, 2020
It is unknown at this point if Bo will be taking snaps under center or if he will be punishing ball carriers from the linebacker position. Kite earned First-Team All-Region 5B honors at quarterback last fall and was a Second-Team selection at the position for our publication.
He amassed 1,222 yards and 28 scores on the ground. Through the air, he threw for 1,006 yards and 10 additional scores, leading the Wildcats to an 11-1 record and a spot in the Region 5B semi-finals. After football season ended, Bo hit the wrestling mat and brought home his second consecutive state title in the 220lb weight class.
If there is a wrestling season, it will start before football season and Kite has every intention to participate in both. I want to finish out my senior season in football with a state title, and I am hoping to win my third state wrestling title as well,” he explained.
– Byron Jones