When college recruits make official visits, they’re intended to make an impact and that’s exactly what happened with local star Tyreese Fearbry.
The 6-foot-5 2022 4-star defensive end from Perry Traditional Academy made his official visit to Penn State and it changed his recruiting. After it’s been assumed that Pitt was his clear leader, Fearbry says that’s not the case.
Pittsburgh Sports Now spoke on Sunday with Fearbry, who tells us that James Franklin’s program has jumped ahead in his recruitment and announced his decision date.
“Penn State being the leading team, before this weekend, I never thought of them as that at the beginning of my recruitment,” said Fearbry. “But watching Penn State and watching how their players are developed, that’s been a real big thing. Prior to this, I never looked at Penn State as a top contender but this visit changed things. It was more the coaching staff and also the environment. Just having a great coaching staff like they have, plus the academics. I feel like Penn State can develop me both on and off the field.”
Fearbry tells Pittsburgh Sports Now that he will make his final decision on July 4. Prior to that, he will take his final official visits this weekend at Auburn and then will make his final decision between Penn State, Pitt, Auburn and Kentucky. Now that a decision date has been decided on, Fearbry expects all four of these programs to get in their final recruiting pitches and this potentially life-changing decision won’t be easy.
“I know that a lot of schools want me but obviously everyone can’t get me and at the end of the day, I can only pick one school. With the decision coming up, I know that these schools are going to be on my back trying to get me. It’s coming down to the wire and I know that this is a big thing for these teams. Unfortunately, I can’t please everyone.”