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Pitt’s search to land a junior quarterback added another candidate as they offer a talented athlete from the Lone Star State.
2021 quarterback Kyron Drones tells Pittsburgh Sports Now that he received an offer from Randy Bates and Pitt this afternoon. Drones (6’2″, 200) attends Shadow Creek High School in Houston, Texas and produced some eye-popping statistics that’s helping him to gain a bunch of college interest.
This past season, Drones threw for over 3,000 yards and 46 touchdowns while also rushing for 825 yards and 18 rushing touchdowns. The icing on the cake was the fact that after losing in the finals his sophomore season, Drones led his team to the Texas Class 5A title this year.
Pitt joins Arkansas, Auburn, Houston, Mississippi, Missouri, Northwestern and TCU as schools that have offered Drones.
“It was cool to get the offer as I kind of felt that it was coming,” Drones tells Pittsburgh Sports Now. “On the field, I’m a dual-threat so it’s hard to play against me because I can beat you with the pass and also use my legs when I have to. I don’t think coaches expected that performance out of me this past season. I consider myself a leader and I never get too high or too low, I just try and stay the same way.”
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Drones is already starting to make visits as this past weekend he traveled to TCU. Later this month, he tells PSN that he’ll go to Auburn (March 25-28), Clemson (March 28-29) and Arkansas (April 10).
Could a flight from Houston to Pittsburgh be in the future for Drones?
“Pitt has talked to me about coming up there and I’m just working on that with my dad right now.”