Due to good recruiting and player development, Pitt has stockpiled some excellent talent in the secondary that should make it a position of strength for years to come.
The exciting thing if you’re a Pitt fan is that Pat Narduzzi is trying to land a big-time talent that will further strength the position and make them a whole lot better.
Jairus Brents is a 4-star cornerback from Louisville, Kentucky. Brents (5-foot-10, 180 pounds) is ranked as the #1 prospect in the state and as one of the top 40 cornerbacks in the country.
Brents has offers from some of the top programs in the country like Alabama, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Oregon, USC, Florida, Louisville, TCU, UCLA, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.
This evening, PSN had a chance to check in with Brents and found out that the Panthers are in serious contention for this standout senior.
First I asked him about was a report that he’d narrowed his long list of offers down to two schools. Is that accurate?
”No sir, I’m not down to two schools. Currently, I’m working on cutting my list down to five schools so that I can take my visits. However, Pitt is definitely one of my top five schools,” said Brents.
I asked Brents why Pitt made his top five and what interests him the most about the Panthers?
”The opportunity for early playing time, plus Coach Narduzzi has developed a lot of cornerbacks and also Coach Hill played in the league (NFL) and could develop me as a player.”
“I believe I have the ability to come in and compete for a starting spot and make a difference on special teams. I’m a competitor and anywhere I go I’m coming to start from day one. I’m not coming to learn the system and play later, I’m coming to be a difference maker right away. That’s what I’ve worked for since I was in elementary school,” said Brents.
Brents tells PSN that he will make his official visit to Pitt on January 19.