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Flanking one of the nations top cornerbacks a year ago, Arizona-bound Devin Ross, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) safety G Pittman (5-9, 175) was able to stand out and get some early interest, resulting in two scholarship offers.

"Idaho offered me two weeks ago and BYU did a while before that," said Roberts.

Yet Pittman has high hopes of playing in the Pac-10 and a handful of schools from the conference have been showing a good deal of interest in him.

"Arizona, Oregon, UCLA and Washington are the heavy ones. I get a lot from Colorado, Colorado State and San Diego State too, but the big ones are the Pac-10 schools," said Pittman.

Pittman has five schools that stand at the top, though it doesn't include the two schools who have offered.

"Arizona is my leader. I've liked them for a long time. Devin Ross is on me every day telling me to come out here. I've been out there a couple of times and I like the feel. Coach Canales is recruiting me from there," said Pittman. "UCLA is second, they're close to home. I like Coach (DeWayne) Walker a lot. Oregon is third and I am being recruited by Coach Gray. Colorado State and San Diego State are the other two."

Though he plays safety for Rancho Cucamonga, Pittman acknowledges that in the Pac-10, he's most likely a corner.

"BYU, Idaho and Colorado State all like me as a safety and are recruiting me as one, but if I play in the Pac-10, it will be at corner," said Pittman. "I'm equally good at both positions. I played safety last year because we had two seniors (including Ross) at corner, but this year I'll probably play more corner."

Pittman said that initially he wanted to decide early, but that feeling has changed.

"Earlier this year I was thinking of making an early decision, but now I want to weigh my options and take my time. But I still could make an earlier decision," said Pittman.

Next weekend, Pittman will be in Tucson for the Arizona 1-Day Camp, and his only other camp this spring was the San Bernardino Valley Combine held last month.

Last fall, Pittman has a very productive junior year, with 96 tackles, five forced fumbles, three recovered fumbles, an interception and a 96-yard touchdown.

"We didn't get passed on a lot, so a lot of my tackles came against the run," said Pittman.

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