"Recruiting has gone really well for me," the Hamler Patrick Henry standout noted. "My latest offers are from Western Michigan and Yale. I visited Indiana again recently and had a great time. I went to a basketball game there and loved it. It's the third time being there and every time I've been impressed with something different. I'm definitely considering them highly."
Although Indiana is definitely being considered strongly by Pettit, he is not ready to name them as a leader just yet.
"I'm still considering everyone at this time," he stated. "I have so many great schools that have offered. Illinois is another I've visited earlier, and they want me back on campus again. I was there for a game last fall and I've stayed in contact with them."
"Purdue offered me earlier and the new staff is honoring that offer," he added. "Purdue has a great engineering school and I've been there before, so I'm definitely considering them highly."
A few other schools have hinted they may be close to offering, and one in particular is standing out to Pettit.
"I'm hearing a lot from West Virginia a lot right now," he said. "Ron Cook is their new offensive line coach, and he was recruiting me for Stanford earlier. We have a great relationship and he's been to my high school before. I'm on their board and I'm looking to get down there for a visit."
With an Ivy League offer from Yale, and one possibly coming from Harvard, it's obvious Pettit is succeeding highly in the classroom. Education will play a big part in his eventual decision.
"My education is going to play a big part in my decision, combined with the football opportunity," Pettit said. "The distance from home is probably going to be a big part of it as well. My brother plays at Central Michigan, so I see what my parents go through every week traveling to watch him. That probably gives the Midwest schools an edge with me."
"I'm probably going to wait as long as possible to make my decision," he stressed. "With so many coaching changes taking place every year, it might be better to wait and see if the coach is going to be there."