RICHMOND, Va. -- Deep Run's Bo Kite had nearly 25 offers to play college football. Some in state, some out of state. After trimming his list to six, Kite chose Army West Point.
"Really the coaches," stated Kite. "They did a really good job of recruiting me. They called me, multiple of them called me about every week. Just the relationships I developed with them."
Kite selected Army over schools such as University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, James Madison University, Navy and Elon.
"I had been set for awhile that that's where I wanted to go," Kite explained. "I was a little concerned about the distance but once I made that call to Coach Monken I knew that was the place."
In part of his announcement, done through a video, Kite paid tribute to his late teammate Gabe Henderson. His relationship with Henderson was a big reason why he is going to Army West Point.
"We were in the garage working out one day, Gabe and I," Kite said. "I got a call from Navy and they offered me. And they were going to offer him later on down the line. He always wanted to be an Academy guy. So I ended up picking Army. I knew that he wanted to go to an academy. So that was in the back of my mine."
During his junior season, Kite led Deep Run to an undefeated regular season and an 11-1 record. He's looking for bigger things once the season begins in the spring.
"It's a huge weight off my back," Kite mentioned. "I feel like now I can play with instinct and have a good time. We still have a lot of work to do. We're going out and trying to win a State Championship."