The Pitt football coaching staff is in the process of narrowing down specific needs to finalize the 2018 recruiting class and it has become abundantly clear the staff would like to add at least one or two more defensive backs. On Saturday morning, Panthers’ defensive line coach Charlie Partridge called West Palm Beach (FL) Oxbridge Academy defensive back V’Lique Carter (5-foot-10 inches, 170 lbs.) and offered him a scholarship. A month ago, Carter committed to play for Iowa State.
“Coach Partridge has checked in at my school before. He and Coach (Josh) Conklin would text me time to time and keep in touch with me,” said Carter. “Coach Partridge reached out to me yesterday and offered me a scholarship.”
Carter is considered a three-star prospect by most of the major recruiting services. Prior to his commitment to the Cyclones, he was offered by a number of programs including Colorado, Colorado State, Kentucky, Purdue, Oklahoma and Central Florida.
Carter was asked if he would have interest in the Pitt program and he stated, “It’s a tough decision but I think I would have to check out (Pitt) and see for myself.” Although he has yet to schedule an official visit, if it were to happen he mentioned it would occur the weekend of December 15th – 17th.
When asked about his strengths at the cornerback position, he stated, “I like to say I’m a good one on one coverage guy. I like to get in the (wide receivers) head. I’m a versatile player. I can play offense. I’m best known for special teams, because I like to return kicks.”
“I’m committed to Iowa State. I’m going to decide soon to visit Pitt to see what they have to offer. I just have to see myself and see how it is.”
Harry Psaros can be found on Twitter at @PittGuru