Dashawn Carter is very familiar with the Pitt Panther football program.
Living just 15 miles from Pitt, the South Allegheny standout has watched his hometown team growing up and personally knows plenty of players currently on the roster. Carter’s goal has been to earn a full scholarship offer from Pitt and while that hasn’t happened yet, Sunday night he received the next best thing.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound defensive end was informed by the Pitt staff that he’d earned a PWO opportunity with the obvious chance to earn a scholarship.
“Karlo (Zovko) actually texted me and he told me that Pitt would love me to come there and earn a scholarship and it would honestly be a great opportunity for me,” Carter told PSN. “It is a great opportunity for me, but honestly I feel like I am scholarship worthy on that type of level, but it honestly gives me a chance to prove myself. With Pitt being close to home and my hometown school though, I always gotta show love to them.”
The tricky part is that Carter is currently committed to attend Youngstown State. Pitt isn’t the only school to extend Carter a PWO opportunity as last week, Neal Brown and West Virginia gave him the same chance.
The decision now for Carter is does he stick with his original plan of attending Youngstown State or does he take a chance at Pitt or West Virginia and try and earn that scholarship offer?
“I am committed to play for Youngstown State,” said Carter. “They were the first school to believe in me. Youngstown State has always been on top for me, even now, but definitely Pitt giving me the PWO certainly gives me something to think about. I am currently leaving my recruiting open until I sign in December, being that it’s my future and I am trying to find the best possible opportunity scholarship wise, school wise and athletic wise for me and my future.”
Full Senior Season Highlights ( 10 Games Played ) 🚨
Offensive Stats – 821 Rushing Yards , 1,011 All Purpose Yards , 9 Touchdowns
Defensive Stats – 10.5 Sacks , 27 Tackles For A Loss , 71 Total Tackles , 4 PBU’s
— Dashawn Carter (@dashawncarter21) October 30, 2022