Over the last two years, Pitt has been able to land two very talented wide receivers from the state of Florida in Dontavius Butler-Jenkins and Michael Smith. They’re in position to make that three in the last three years.
St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) 2018 wide receiver Teriq Phillips has close to twenty offers from schools like Cincinnati, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, NC State, Purdue, Syracuse, Utah but has narrowed his list down to two: Pitt and Maryland.
This evening, PSN talked to Phillips about why he selected Pitt as one of his final two schools.
“I like Pitt because they’re a passing school and I like the offense,” said Phillips.
I’m a hard worker, I compete every play to try and beat my man and I’m a big target (6-foot-2, 190 pounds) that can go get the ball,” said Phillips. “I’ve been talking with Coach Partridge, we text a lot, I’ll hit him up, he’ll hit me up back. He checks in to see how things are going with me.
Another thing that’s caught Phillips eye is the number of players that Pitt has recruited from Florida and he knows one of those players well, Pitt freshman wide receiver Dontavius Butler-Jenkins.
“Us South Florida kids can come up there and tear things up. Florida athletes, we’re just built differently, we compete differently and we play a whole different playing style,” said Phillips.
I asked Phillips about those comments and why he thinks Florida athletes are so competitive and successful.
“Because we have so much good competition down here, there’s competition everywhere, it makes you compete every play.”
Phillips tells me that Pitt will get an official visit from him early in the season and that’s key because he’ll be making a decision around the same time.
“I plan on committing right around my birthday on September 19th.”
The question is will it be Pitt or Maryland. Stay tuned.