Recruiting isn’t always about going after the 4 and 5 star players, in some ways that’s easy. The really good recruiters are able to eye and properly evaluate the players that aren’t getting all the headlines. Pitt is in the process of doing that right now.
A source tells me that Pitt has its eye on Downington East (Pa) cornerback Jeremy Jennings. Right now, Jennings (5-10, 165) holds offers from Temple, Rutgers, West Virginia and Western Michigan. From what I understand, Pitt likes Jennings but haven’t offered yet.
“”I’ve been in contact with Pitt a few times”, said Jennings. “During the football season, Coach Conklin came to watch me play and he watched me run at a track meet.”
“This is a pretty nervous time, I never know what schools will want to talk to me. I’m getting advice from past players who play in college and they’re telling me to just have fun with the process”, said Jennings.
Last season for Downington East, Jennings had 7 interceptions (2 of those went for touchdowns), 2 forced fumbles and a receiving touchdown.
“I’m a hard working player. I will never give up on a play or take a play off”, said Jennings. “My strengths are that I’m a fast, physical player and my man coverage is good.”
Over the next couple months, Jennings says that he plans on visiting Rutgers, Boston College, Temple and Pitt.
“I haven’t visited Pitt yet but I would like to soon because I want to see what the football program is about and how the academics are.”
Pitt fans, we’ll continue to follow the recruitment of cornerback Jeremy Jennings.