St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, Maryland produces many Division-I football players on a yearly basis with a couple being Pitt redshirt freshman offensive tackle Mike Statham and Pitt 2022 commitment Elijah Statham.
Pitt is attempting to extend that pipeline as they’re going after a talented defensive back from that program.
Class of 2022 three-star cornerback Tyrin Woodby (6-foot-1, 165 pounds) spoke with Andre Powell Thursday morning and found out he’d earned an offer from Pitt. Woodby also holds offers from Boston College, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Liberty, Temple and Buffalo.
Woodby is from Upper Marlboro, Maryland and was originally a player in the Class of 2021 but due to the uncertainty of football last fall caused by the pandemic, he transferred to St. Frances Academy and is now in the Class of 2022.
After long talks with my family. I have decided to opt out of this Season due to the pandemic and focus on my academics and personal growth. With that being said I will now be in 2022 class and will be attending St Frances Acedemy. @CoachJustinAR @CoachMessay pic.twitter.com/fiFiR7OPFT
— $neaky (@TyWoodby) August 21, 2020
Pittsburgh Sports Now caught up with Woodby minutes after receiving the news from Pitt.
“Anytime you receive an offer it’s great, who wouldn’t be happy about that,” said Woodby. “It was a good conversation with Coach Powell. He said that they’re going to go all out trying to recruit me. He also talked to me about Pitt’s defensive scheme and how players at my position are used.”
Woodby said that although he’s been in contact with Powell before “here and there”, the news of the offer did come as somewhat of a surprise.
”Pitt liked the way I play press-man coverage and my skills at cornerback. I feel like I’m the type of player that if you have a big-time receiver on the other side of the ball, I can erase him and take him away. … Although I don’t know much about Pitt, the one thing that I do know and like about them is that they produce pro players,” said Woodby.
One other thing that Woodby knows about Pitt is one of their incoming freshman wide receiver Jaden Bradley from DeMatha Catholic. Bradley and Woodby hang out and have worked out on the field together in the past.