Second chances in life aren’t always guaranteed and when they are you want to take advantage of them.
Former Gateway star defensive back Jaquan Brisker appears to be doing just that.
Last year, Brisker was getting recruited by many Division one programs but unfortunately didn’t have the SAT scores to qualify to enter school.
In order to live out his dream of playing D-1 football, Brisker needed to attend a junior college and try to get his academics in order.
Brisker has not only cleaned up academics at Lackawanna C.C. but he’s also earned an offer from his hometown school, Pitt Panthers.
Yesterday, the talented defensive back received the news that Pat Narduzzi and Pitt were offering him a scholarship.
“Pitt has actually been looking at me since my junior year in high school but because of my SAT scores they couldn’t really do anything and their recruitment of me fell off,” said Brisker.
“Then this year my coaches at Lackawanna informed me that Pitt was once again looking at me and they liked me and then today they offered me a scholarship.”
Obviously being from Pittsburgh, this offer is a big deal for Brisker who told me that while in high school, the 3 schools he really wanted to attend were either Pitt, Penn State or West Virginia.
”This was a really emotional moment for me. It’s such a blessing to hear a college coach tell me again that they want me and were giving me an opportunity to play college football at their school. It was just very emotional because of what l’ve been through to get here.”
Brisker tells PSN that he’ll wait a bit to see if anyone offers but at the same time he’d like to narrow things down and possibly make a commitment somewhere.
Brisker is a hard-hitting safety that will be a recruit in the Class of 2019.