Georgia safety Tyrese Ross is a player that received an offer from Pitt during the evaluation period in May. Today, Ross listed his top eight schools and the Panthers were on that list.
With an offer list of 20+ schools, Ross listed Pitt, Mississippi State, Rutgers, UCLA, Virginia Tech, Indiana, West Virginia and Kansas as his finalists.
Ross (6-foot-1, 180 pounds) is rated by 247 Sports as a 3-star recruit.
Tonight, Pittsburgh Sports Now talked to Ross about his interest in Pitt and why they made his initial cut.
“Pitt was always a school that I liked growing up and I could always see myself at Pitt. When Coach Sherman offered me, he didn’t say too much but that they really liked me. Pitt has a great history of football and I could see myself playing there,” said Ross.
“My biggest strength is my versatility. I believe that I’m able to make play on the field from both sides of the ball. I believe that I can play many positions on the defensive side of the ball. My mentality on defense is to be very aggressive.”
Although he believes he can play multiple positions on defense, Ross tells PSN that Pitt is recruiting him to play safety.
Ross has never been to Pittsburgh before but says he’d like to make a visit this summer or possibly use one of his official visits at Pitt.
“I’d like to make a decision before school starts but I won’t be rushing into anything.”