Appeared in 12 games with nine starts and caught 23 passes for 241 yards…matched career high with five receptions for 44 yards at Wake Forest…recorded career-best 70 yards on four receptions at No. 25 Virginia…caught eight-yard pass in season opener vs. Boise State…made two catches for 21 yards in 45-44 win vs. ULM…made 17-yard reception in 35-24 victory vs. Louisville…caught two passes for 11 yards in 31-13 win vs. North Carolina State…grabbed two passes for 19 yards at No. 2 Clemson…gained 40 yards on four receptions in 35-17 victory vs. Syracuse…caught two passes for 11 yards vs. Miami.
Appeared in all 12 games, starting 10…made 26 receptions for 256 yards and two touchdowns…his 26 receptions ranked fourth among ACC tight ends and were 12th-highest single-season total by a tight end in school history and the most since 2014…11.6 yards per catch on third down led all ACC tight ends with minimum of 10 targets…named to All-ACC Academic Team…opened season with career-high five receptions for 25 yards vs. No. 20 Virginia Tech…recorded career-high 59 receiving yards and first collegiate touchdown on career-high-tying five receptions in 36-26 win vs. Samford…tied career high with five catches for 57 yards and career-long 32-yard reception at North Carolina State…hauled in two receptions for 23 yards in 37-19 win vs. Northern Illinois…totaled 46 yards and one touchdown on three receptions in 28-24 victory at Louisville…caught two passes for 29 yards at No. 17 Miami…caught five-yard pass vs. No. 2 Clemson…registered one reception for two yards at No. 3 Notre Dame…caught one pass for five yards in 22-21 victory vs. No. 22 Boston College…made five-yard reception in season finale vs. No. 13 Florida.
Appeared in 11 games in a special teams and offensive role…Hauled in his first career catch for 23 yards in the season finale at home against ULM.
A three-star tight end on the 247Sports Composite rankings, McKitty is the No. 18 tight end prospect in the 2017 class…a high school teammate of fellow incoming freshman Joshua Kaindoh, ranks No. 251 on the ESPN300 and is the No. 6 tight end…caught 25 passes for 341 yards and four touchdowns for IMG Academy in Bradenton in 2016, helping lead the Ascenders to a perfect 11-0 record…named to the 2016 All-USA Today Florida first team…chose Florida State over offers from Oregon, Auburn, Florida, and Miami, among others.