BYU Lands Another Football Commitment

The future of BYU's defense grew even brighter today with the commitment of a talented defensive back from Southern California. The 23rd member of the Cougars' 2007 recruiting class will fill a need in the BYU secondary. caught up with the speedy cornerback to find out why he picked the Cougars.

Minutes ago G Pittman called BYU to inform them that he was committing and will be a Cougar.

"I just talked to coach Higgins and coach Hill," Pittman said. "They were really excited, because they didn't think I would have a decision this early."

Pittman said that his trip to Provo for the UNLV game made a big impact on him and his family.

"My mom, my dad, and my sister came to Provo with me, and we all loved it," Pittman said. "Lately I had just been analyzing everything and my whole visit to BYU and decided that's where I wanted to go."

Pittman said he will not take any more visits because he is committed to signing with BYU.

"The main reason why I committed to BYU is Coach Hill," G said. "He is a great coach and we just clicked. BYU has a strong football program and I love the fan support. When I was at the game, they had 64,000 strong."

Pittman, who is 5-foot-10 and 178 pounds, said he will play cornerback at BYU and hopes to be able to come in and play early.

"I love the upcoming schedule that BYU has," said Pittman. "They play at UCLA, and Arizona and San Diego State, and I have close friends on those teams, so I'm looking forward to that."

Pittman said that while on his visit to Provo he was able to talk with his host Brandon Howard about playing at BYU.

"Brandon is like me," Pittman said. "He is from California and said that it takes about a month to get used to, but after you get used to it, there is no better place."

Pttman also became friends with BYU bound Ryan Kessman who was also on his visit to BYU at the same time.

"Mahinia from Upland is another guy that I know," Pittman said. "I've been playing against him since my freshman year, and last I talked to him, he said it was between BYU and UCLA."

While in Provo, Pittman said he got to meet with Coach Mendenhall.

"We talked for a long time in his office," Pittman said. "It was great. He just told me about how important being a student is at BYU and the importance of being a strong student. And I like that, because that's the way I've been raised."

The news of Pittman's commitment was especially exciting for his mother. "She said it's her early birthday gift because her birthday is coming up," Pittman said.

When asked to describe his game and what BYU fans should expect from him on the field, Pittman said, "I play every play 100%, and I'm always active on the field."

Pittman said that he has is glad BYU is in the top 25, but it did not affect his choice.

"It's a nice add on," Pittman said, "but it wasn't a major part of my decision."

Pittman chose BYU over offers from UTEP and Colorado State. Oregon, Arizona State, Utah, Boise State and San Diego State had also shown interest in Pittman.


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