WVU Football Recruiting
WVU QB Recruit Jamison Kitna Details Being Developed by Former NFL QB Dad
Jamison Kitna may have a famous last name, but being the son of former NFL quarterback Jon Kitna isn’t why WVU extended him an offer.
Kitna (6-foot-2, 215 pounds), a class of 2025 quarterback who spent his sophomore season at Burleson High School in Burleson, Texas and will spend his junior season at Lakota East High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, is garnering plenty of attention around the country and even a three-star rating despite having two high school seasons left to play. But Kitna, maybe unlike some of his peers has been preparing for this process his entire life.
Soon after he added West Virginia to his list of offers that also includes Baylor, Duke, Houston, Pitt, Texas Tech and several others, WV Sports Now spoke with Kitna about his recruitment, his style of play, what he’s looking for in a college program and how his dad has helped him.
Proverbs 14:23 after a great talk with @CoachSeanReagan blessed to receive an offer from @WVUfootball @NealBrown_WVU 💙💛#Countryroads 📸@loganadams__ 📸@ChadSimmons_ @SWiltfong247 @Birm pic.twitter.com/QO4GCmDPlH
— Jamison Kitna (@JamisonKitna) May 12, 2023
Starting with the news first, Kitna revealed what led to earning an offer from the Mountaineers. As is common with with offensive recruits, especially quarterbacks, with multiple years remaining in high school, passing game coordinator Sean Reagan is the WVU coaching building an initial relationship with Kitna.
“Yeah, coach came and watched me throw and later on in the day my head coach said he wanted me to call, so I did and he offered, just saying he’s excited to start this relationship,” Kitna told WVSN.
Why is Kitna a Fit at WVU
Why is Kitna a fit and a player West Virginia is already interested in? Well, his style of play is very similar to what WVU is trying to put together with their current roster. It’s the style that’s led the program to some of its greatest success. Kitna is a dual-threat quarterback.
Kitna knows what he brings to an offense and what type of system would best utilities his skills. “I would say dual threat QB, but the system that fits me best is a pro style system because I can run and use my legs. Ultimately, my game is decision making and knowing where to go with the football,” he explained when evaluating his own game.
Kitna also knows what he has to work on before stepping out on the field of a major conference team. “Throwing motion quickness and going through my progressions with my feet.”
No matter what, Kitna is going to have options when it comes to picking a school. And what he’s looking for in a college program makes his intentions about his future crystal clear. Kitna wants to become the best player he can and get to the NFL.
“A place that will grow me spiritually mentally, physically have NFL development pro style system is a plus and then a good relationship with the coaches,” Kitna explained.
Coached by His Dad His Whole Life
Regardless of what any college program can do for him, Kitna will always have one advantage over many of his peers is he brother going through the process too and a father who knows what it takes to get to the NFL. This is something he doesn’t take for granted.
Kitna went into detail about what his dad has done for him throughout his entire life to get him to this point. “He’s done almost everything. He’s been my coach since I was young and still coaches me. I’ve never had a private trainer except my guy Sione Ta’ufo’ou, which was a couple tune up sessions. But other than that, it’s been all my dad and two brothers and getting to see them go through recruitment. It’s helped a lot,” said Kina.