My Christmas vacation is now over, I’m back home in Hopewell and back on the “Pitt recruiting beat.”
**Im being told that DE Quayshon Alexander might be done making official visits. If that’s the case, Alexander will be deciding between Pitt, Nebraska and Michigan. I think this is coming down to Pitt and Michigan.
**Georgia 2017 LB Juwuan Jones, a player that I wrote about last week and someone that I really hope that Pitt offers played in a All-Star game today for elite juniors. Jones finished with 6 tackles and 1 QB hurry, plus a near pick.
**The USA Today announced its 2015 All-USA Pennsylvania Football Team. Congratulations to Central Catholic CB Damar Hamlin who was named the PA Defensive Player of the Year.
Here are the local players that were named 1st/2nd team on offense and defense.
1ST TEAM OFFENSE
RB- Miles Sanders, Woodland Hills
OL- Josh Lugg, North Allegheny
OL- C.J. Thorpe, Central Catholic
QB- Phil Jurkovec, Pine-Richland
OL- Brandon Ford, Upper St. Clair
1ST TEAM DEFENSE
DL- Aaron Mathews, Clairton
DL- Rashad Wheeler, Central Catholic
LB- David Adams, Central Catholic
LB- Kaezon Pugh, Aliquippa
LB- Logan Thimons, Freeport
DB- Damar Hamlin, Central Catholic
DB- Aidan Howard, Gateway
DB- Lamont Wade, Clairton
DL- Donovan Jeter, Beaver Falls
LB- Ron George, Central Carholic
LB- Khaleke Hudson, McKeesport
DB- Therran Coleman, Brashear
DB- Paris Ford, Seton LaSalle
DB- Bricen Garner, Central Catholic
DB- Tim Jackson, Allderdice
***Pitt’s Class of 2016 stands at 19 tonight but it’s really at 21. I’m saying that because tonight I’ve learned of 2 players that will eventually commit to the Panthers. Since these 2 players don’t want it announced yet, I agreed to not post anything until they give me permission to do so. A big part of this business is to earn trust with players and coaches. One way to do that is to “sit” on info for a bit when they ask you to do so.