The talent in the Pittsburgh City League is getting noticed as another one of their stars picks up an offer from the hometown school.
Perry 2022 defensive end Tyreese Fearbry received a call from Cory Sanders informing him that his latest offer was from Pitt. It’s been a big last few days for Fearbry as he received his first two D-1 offers (West Virginia and Toledo).
Pittsburgh Sports Now talked with Fearbry right after getting the news from Pitt and he’s excited but surprised at what’s happening.
“I’m originally from Pittsburgh but when I was eight years old I moved to Las Vegas to live with my mom and went to middle school there,” said Fearbry. “Then I came back to Pittsburgh for my 9th grade year but since I was under underweight for my height (6-foot-3, 130 pounds), I used my ninth grade year to eat right, get healthy and to lift weights.”
When moving back to Western Pennsylvania, Fearbry originally moved to the Upper St. Clair school district before relocating to Perry Traditional Academy, where his athletic career is skyrocketing.
Fearbry is now 6-foot-5, 210 pounds and a force on defense for Perry. His recent play led to his first offer from West Virginia and after seeing his game over the weekend against Westinghouse, Pitt defensive line coach Charlie Partridge recommend to Pat Narduzzi that Pitt extend him an offer.
“All of this has been exciting and exhilarating,” Fearbry said. “I never really knew that all of this would happen. I feel as though I still have a few things to work on so I didn’t really know or expect that first offer from West Virginia.
”I think being as tall as I am and being able to dip my shoulder and being able to get around the corner and to the quarterback like I do is my strong point,” said Fearbry. “Every coach tells me they like the way I get off the ball. They love my size, speed and strength.”
Fearbry becomes the third player in the last few years from the City League to earn an offer from Pitt, joining current Panthers freshman defensive end Dayon Hayes and Class of 2023 Brashear athlete Ta’Mere Robinson.
“Getting an offer from Pitt is a big deal because they are such a good academic university and also have a good football program,” Fearbry said. “Pitt is a school that’s always stood out to me.
”I like how Pitt has been recruiting more kids from the City League. Not a lot of kids from the City get looked at by Pitt and other major programs. This offer is a big deal for me.”