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Burton And Rafferty Offered By Pitt



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The offers continue to be extended by the Pitt coaches and last night they went to two highly skilled players.

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The first one went to cornerback Donte Burton from Central Gwinnett HS in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Interesting that Burton (6-foot, 164 pounds) already is committed to North Carolina. 247 Sports rates Burton as a 3-star recruit with offers from Louisville, Oregon, Virginia Tech, Colorado, Indiana, Nebraska and Vanderbilt.

“I was extremely honored to be given an offer from a great program like Pitt. Coach Sherman watched my film and saw my speed and quickness and confidence in man on man coverage,” said Burton.

“I know that Pitt produces a lot of pro guys and are known for getting players pro ready. Darrelle Revis also came out of Pitt and he’s always been my favorite DB of all time. I try to model my game after his. I would describe myself as a lockdown corner with good technique and a combination of speed and quickness that allows me to shut down the best wide receivers,” said Burton.

“Currently I am committed to UNC but my eyes are open.”

Photo courtesy of Aidan Rafferty

The second offer went to a big offensive tackle from Washington DC.

Aidan Rafferty is a 6-foot-6, 280-pound lineman from Gonzaga HS in Washington DC. Rafferty currently has offers from Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Syracuse.

“Coach Powell DM’d me earlier and told me that Pitt wanted to offer me and that I should call him later that day. I called Coach Powell around last night and he told me that they really like the way I bend, my height, and my feet. I was super excited and honored that Pitt offered me because I know that it is an excellent school and a dominant football program,” said Rafferty.

“I’m not that familiar with Pitt but I did go to their Big Man Camp last summer with my high school team. I thought that city of Pittsburgh was really cool and I liked how the campus was in the city. I know that Pitt’s running backs are legendary which means that their O-Line must have have to be pretty good haha!

Photo courtesy of Aidan Rafferty

“As I player I have fast feet for my size and I feel that my flexibility allows me to play at a lower and more powerful position. Also, my long reach allows for me to be able to control defensive ends on pass blocks.”

“I’m planning on visiting UVA and VT next week, and I’m going to make it up Pitt’s Junior Day in the near future,” said Rafferty.


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