Checking in on G Pittman

Rancho Cucamonga defensive back G Pittman took his time in choosing which college he would play for, but now that his decision is made, nothing is going to change it. G's father Greg talks with TBS about what his son is doing to get ready to contribute to the Cougar program. He also scouts out G's teammate BYU D-line prospect Lei Talamaivao.

December and January are the busiest times of the year for college football recruiting. G Pittman and his father Greg both know that, so they changed their phone number.

"G is solid with his commitment to BYU, so we changed our number because we don't need teams calling him trying to make him struggle with his commitment," Greg said.

The Pittmans are excited for the Las Vegas Bowl game on Thursday and will be cheering for BYU to win. They also have a close friend in Patrick Chung who plays for Oregon, so they will be glad to see him play too.

"We are not sure if we are going to drive up to the game, or just stay at home and watch the game on TV," said Greg.

G was happy to see fellow future Cougar J.J. DiLiugi do so well and bring home a state championship. Before he arrives in Provo, G would like to increase his credibility by winning a state championship in track.

"G plans on winning a state championship," Greg said. "Rancho's track team is ranked second in the state behind Long Beach Poly. G is the anchor for the 4x100 relay team. They have already broken all the school records and hope to win state."

Greg also weighed in on a teammate of G's at Rancho. Lei Talamaivao is a huge 6-foot-3, 280-pound defensive lineman.

"Lei is the real deal," Greg said. "He is a big guy who runs a 4.9 [forty]. He trains with me, and he is a great athlete. He had a breakout year. He can do a standing dunk of the basketball. He is Mormon, so BYU and Utah are interested in him. He just has a couple requirements to take care of before he is ready to go."

Greg also mentioned that Rancho has about four or five guys who have accepted D-I scholarships for football, including one who will go to Arizona and one who will go to San Diego State.

"We plan on having a signing day party," Greg said. "In the lobby of a hotel, we will have all the families there enjoying the experience."

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