Pittman drawing plenty of interest

The recruiting cycle has shifted to 2014 and plenty of offers are going out all over the Southeast. At Moultrie (Ga.) Colquitt County, much of the interest now surrounds big defensive tackle prospect Jamiyus Pittman.

"Recruiting has been going pretty good so far," Jamiyus Pittman told Scout on Monday. "I have offers from Ole Miss, Kentucky and my coach said Florida offered me."

At 6-foot-3, 290 pounds, the Moultrie (Ga.) Colquitt County defensive line prospect has most of what SEC defenses covet with an entire high school season to be played. Schools have plenty of film of Pittman and company, as the Packers were class 6A state semi-finalists in 2012.

Working to take care of the academic side of things currently, the junior has had time to visit one school of late.

"I've been to Florida and I liked it," said Pittman. "And I'm going to Kentucky on the 13th and Ole Miss and Mississippi State on the 20th."

2013 Florida signee Octavius Jackson, who anchored the Packers' offensive line, has been recruiting his Colquitt County teammate for some time.

"Yes, he still is!," Pittman said with a laugh.

The rising prospect hasn't been to a campus save for Gainesville.

"I like the way I was treated and I like their academics," he recalled from last month's trip. "And I was talking to Darious Cummings about how it is living there, and he said he loves it."

With a trio of offers and plenty of additional interest from schools like Alabama, Georgia and Florida State, Pittman is in the early stage of his recruitment.

"I can't really say that," he said when asked about schools standing out. "No leaders, but maybe after I visit some other places somebody will."

Pittman, who has no timetable for a decision, has a few trips in mind for the spring and upcoming summer.

"Georgia, FSU, Alabama and whoever offers," he added. "I wouldn't mind playing somewhere like the ACC."


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