Pensacola Catholic OL Committed to UCF
Josh Sitton
Josh Sitton

Posted Jan 29, 2004


UCF received another commitment from a talented lineman. A huge (6-4, 297) two-way lineman, Sitton has potential at both offensive tackle and defensive end. Sitton has totaled 70 tackles so far as a senior, impressive for a down lineman. He picks UCF over UAB and Auburn.

Yesterday around 5 p.m. coach Dave Huxtable received a phone call that he has been waiting for.  Josh Sitton called to inform coach Huxtable that he wants to be a Golden Knight.  Later that night, Sitton got an unexpected call from UCF.  Head coach George O’Leary was at the other end of the line. 

Sitton also made some phone calls himself.  He called UAB and Auburn to notify them that he’s not coming.  “I had two visits, to UAB and Auburn, setup this weekend but I cancelled those,” said Sitton.

When I asked Sitton to sum up his visit to UCF over the weekend, Sitton had one word to describe the entire trip; “unbelievable”.  The word unbelievable seems to come out of his mouth repeatedly, and I don’t blame him.  “The facility there is unbelievable.  Everything from football to everything else,” said Sitton.   Was Sitton impressed with UCF?  You better believe it.  He enjoyed seeing the Academic Village and the Wellness Center, “like everything else, it’s unbelievable.  They built the new indoor facility and all that.  They got a bunch of new stuffs but I really didn’t think they needed.  I was really impressed.  They really dedicate a lot of time, effort, and money to football right now so it’s really good.”

So what are some of the reasons Sitton wants to commit UCF?  “It just feels right.  The people, the city, the campus, the school and everything, I feel like I’m going to fit in down there,” said Sitton.  “I want to play.  I don’t want to wait two or three years and I think I have a pretty good chance to play pretty early there so that’s a really big thing for me.”

When asked of his impression on coach O’Leary, Sitton has the utmost respect for the head coach.  “I like him, I really do.  He’s a great guy.  He’s a funny guy too.  He got a great sense of humor.  He seems like a really genuine guy,” said Sitton.

He’s not sure what to study at UCF but he certainly picks the right majors.  “I’m not a thundered percent sure right now, but anywhere in business, maybe, communication or maybe education-sports.  I want to be a coach someday.” 


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