The Pitt football program continues to be aggressive with offering high school freshmen with three more offers on Friday.
Defensive lineman Tyriq Blanding (Middle Village, New York), cornerback Tayvon Nelson (Middle Village, New York) and linebacker Trevor Carter (Ironton, Ohio) all received offers from Pitt.
This was Carter’s second Power Five offer (Arkansas) and Pittsburgh Sports Now caught up with him Saturday morning to get his reaction to the exciting news of receiving another scholarship offer despite being in just ninth grade. Carter said that he found out about the news while doing something he does daily, lifting weights.
“My friend just got here to my house because we’ve been working out and lifting weights at my house because people don’t have anywhere to workout so they come here,” said Carter.
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“When he got here, we started walking downstairs to get started and my dad pulled me over to the side. My high school coach texted him and the text said ‘Congratulations Trevor you’ve received an offer from Pitt.”
“When I saw that I didn’t really know what to say because it was another crazy experience, receiving my second college offer. It was really crazy to think about and I was really excited. I really don’t know what to think at this point because I’m a little bit nervous but at the same time I’m very excited about everything that’s happening.”
Despite everything happening so fast in terms of both receiving offers and hearing from colleges, Carter won’t change his mindset or start to become complacent.
“Honestly, all of this is really wanting me to work harder and is giving me more drive to try and become better.”
A college decision obviously isn’t coming anytime soon but Carter still plans on researching and learning more about Pitt but one thing that he did know about them is that his dad’s favorite athlete growing up played there: quarterback Dan Marino.
Carter (6-foot-2, 185 pounds) is still young and growing but at this time, isn’t sure what position he’ll play once he plays college football.
“At this point, I feel like I have a good build and size to me and I believe I still have the potential to still grow a lot and to get bigger, stronger and faster,” he said. “I’m thinking right now, I might eventually play outside linebacker in college but right now in high school, I’m playing safety.”