Speedster Looking at Five Colleges

This in-state football prospect has two visits remaining and says he doesn't have a leader at the moment.

Loachapoka, Ala.--Speedy wide receiver/defensive back Montae Pitts visited the Tennessee Volunteers over the weekend and says he is now wide open on his college choice.

The 6-1, 180-pounder with better than 4.4 speed in the 40-yard dash still has two visits remaining to Auburn and Ole Miss in January.

"When I went to Virginia Tech (December 1) I enjoyed the whole recruiting process," he told Inside The Auburn Tigers. "The campus was pretty nice. They had great fans at the game. The players are together as a family. I just came back from Tennessee and that was pretty much the same except Knoxville is a little bigger. The players are pretty cool and everybody hangs around together. I had a good time with the coaches. Everything went pretty well for me."

Being looked at by teams as both a wide receiver and cornerback, Pitts said that it doesn't matter to him which position he plays in college as long as he plays. A dangerous performer with the ball in his hands and also a ferocious hitter, Pitts said his two remaining visits will come in January to schools that both want him as a receiver.

"I'm still wide open," he said. "I'm visiting Auburn January 11 and I'm going to take a visit to Ole Miss, too (Jan. 18). He originally gave a verbal commitment to Virginia Tech last spring, but backed off that. The Loachapoka standout said that he is still considering the Hokies, the Volunteers, Auburn, LSU and Ole Miss. With plenty of options available, you can expect this one to go down to the wire before Pitts makes a decision.

A standout on the basketball court as well, Pitts said the family came to a decision that he should skip his senior year in that sport to concentrate on getting stronger and faster in the weight room. He said that he plans to begin a training regimen this week in preparation for next season.

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