For the third time in the last 24 hours, a high school athlete has included Pitt in their list of finalists.
First it was Alabama defensive end Brandon Mack, then Florida athlete Cornelius Nunn Jr. and now Florida athlete Damarius Good.
Good (6-foot-1, 175 pounds) is a talented athlete from Lake Brantley High School in Altamonte Springs, Florida. This morning, he announced that his final five were: Pitt, Miami, Syracuse, South Florida and Central Florida.
Aside from excelling on the football field, Good is also a track star where he finished first in the 100- and 200-meter Region One finals with times of 10.63 and 21.58, respectively.
This morning after announcing his finalists, PSN was able to talk briefly with Good about Pitt and his recruitment.
“I’ve been talking a lot with Coach Salem about Pitt and everything that he’s told me about the school and the football program I’m liking it. I’ve been talking with him for a while now,” said Good. “He’s telling me how Pitt is a great place to be and all about the coaching staff. Plus, the education that I’d be able to get at Pitt, which is very important to me. Good coaches and a good education are big to me.”
Good says that right now he’s looking to major in business.
Although he’s physically able to play multiple positions in college, Good tells PSN that Pitt is recruiting him to play running back for them.
“I’d say my biggest strength on the field is my speed.”
Being a Florida native and with three of his finalists from Florida, I asked Good how hard is it going to be for a school to get him out of his hometown state?
“Every school that I listed has the same chance. The distance and location doesn’t matter,” said Good. “I just want to go to a school where I’m comfortable, that has good coaches and to a place where I’ll get a good education. That’s going to be the biggest thing for me no matter where it’s located,” said Good.
Over the next month, Good says that he’s hoping to make a trip to Pittsburgh in order to visit the program and check out the campus.