Pitt’s newfound commitment to recruiting Texas continues to show results as they’re in the hunt for a rising prospect.
Class of 2021 three-star outside linebacker Jordan Eubanks (6-foot-2, 200 pounds) didn’t have an offer at the start of February but has been on a role since then as he’s accumulated more then 20 offers.
After considering all his options, Eubanks released a top six of Pitt, Florida State, Michigan State, Arkansas, Arizona and Colorado.
Pittsburgh Sports Now caught you with the Denton, Texas native who admitted he was somewhat surprised Pitt made the cut.
”It’s surprised me because at first, I never even was thinking about Pitt but over time, they just kept reaching out, kept texting me, calling me that because of that, we have a really strong bond, said Eubanks.
”I’ve been talking mostly with Coach Harley and Coach Bates and they made my top six because of the bond we’ve been able to create and we’ve been able to keep in touch every single day,” Eubanks said. “Coach Harley is a real down to earth guy and a really cool dude. He’s a guy that even though he’s trying to recruit me to play at Pitt, whatever my decision ends up being, Coach Harley and I are going to be very cool.”
Eubanks earned first-team all-district honors and played a big role (63 tackles) in Guyer High School making it to the Texas 6A State Championship game. Pitt believes his athleticism make him a perfect fit for their defense.
“They really see my playing all over the place,” said Eubanks. “They see me playing the Star position where I can roam down, play in space as well as cover.”
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Eubanks brought up something else that he appreciated about his talks with Pitt.
”A lot of other coaches that I talk with just want to talk football but with Pitt, they really seem like they have a lot to offer aside from football which interest me,” he said. “We’re talking about a lot of things about Pitt that caught my eye.”
Eubanks is down to six schools, but that won’t last long as he told PSN that a final decision could be made in the coming weeks.
”To be honest, I’m really down to a top two or three and I should be making my decision in the next couple weeks. I kind of have a feeling of where I’m going but we’ll see.”
Will be Pitt in that final 2 or 3? Eubanks just “you’ll see.”