Pitts Adds More Offers

One of the best kept secrets in the WPIAL is two-way standout Lafayette Pitts. Although, as his film starts making its way around to college coaches he is no longer a hidden gem. Pitts has picked up three more offers and is close to more.

Pittsburgh (Pa.) Woodland Hills cornerback/running back Lafayette Pitts had been holding offers from Pittsburgh, Maryland and Kent State for quite some time. Over the past two-three weeks he doubled his offer total by collecting Iowa, West Virginia and Buffalo offers.

"I got the offer from West Virginia about two and a half weeks ago," Pitts said. "I went down to their junior day this weekend with Ejuan Price. We had a real nice trip. We got to check out their facilities and we watched a practice. They like me at cornerback, so I spent some time with Coach (David) Lockwood and my area recruiter Dave McMichael.

"It was a smaller group with like 25-30 recruits," Pitts continued. "I'm very interested in them right now. They told me they have five cornerbacks and in two years they will only have three. They really like the way I play the game and they feel I can contribute right away."

The Hawkeyes became the first Big Ten team to offer Pitts.

"Iowa offered me about two weeks ago," Pitts stated. "They sent an offer to the school, so I called them and me and Coach (Ken) O'Keefe. Coach O'Keefe recruits this area for them. I like Iowa and the communication that I have had with them. They told me I was very high on their board at cornerback and as a return man. I want to go out and visit there."

Maryland will be receiving a visit from Pitts next weekend.

"Maryland offered me back in early March," Pitts said. "I'm going there next Saturday for their spring game. They like me at running back and on special teams. They feel that I am a big play guy like they need there. They said I can do multiple things like run screens, run different routes out of the backfield or in the slot and I can run the ball, so I'm not one dimensional. The running backs coach there (John) Donovan likes me a lot."

Syracuse and Purdue are also hot after Pitts and he feels that they could be offering very soon. We'll have an update with Pitts after his trip to Maryland.

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