After de-committing from Providence on Tuesday, class of 2022 guard Jayden Epps has heard from a long list of high-major schools inquiring about his recruitment, including Pitt.
“They recruited me even before I committed, so they just want to get that relationship back and build that bond back that we had before I committed,” Epps told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “They contacted me the day I de-committed, and I’ve heard from them already a couple of times today [Wednesday]. They’ve just been contacting me, checking up on me, seeing how I am doing.”
Thank you Providence College. 🖤 Respect my decision. pic.twitter.com/66jBOSNQz2
— Jayden Epps (@Jaydenepps_) May 18, 2021
Epps is a 6-foot-2, 195-pound combo guard who is ranked as the No. 61 player in the nation according to 247 Sports. At the time of his commitment to the Friars in March, the four-star’s final list also included Arkansas, Florida, N.C. State, Texas A&M and Virginia Tech. While Pitt had previously shown interest, there was no offer on the table.
“They’ve got a pretty good staff,” he said about Pitt. “They have a winning culture around there. A couple of their staff members are from around my hometown, so I know a couple of them pretty well. They told me if I come there I’ll be a lead guard and that I’ll be able to run the show and show my ability as a point guard.”
The Suffolk, Virginia native said that he does not have a timetable for his commitment and does not have any visits planned as of now. Since his de-commitment, he has received offers from Virginia Tech, Texas A&M, Illinois, Kansas, and more. While the schools that are recruiting him are seemingly from all over the country, he did include that playing in the ACC is something that intrigues him.
“That’s a pretty good conference,” he said about the ACC. “Tough players, tough competition, and it would definitely get me better.”