Announcement Day

Terrell Chestnut is holding a press conference on July 29 at 2 pm (EST) at his high school to announce his decision. Chestnut, ranked as the No. 19 safety in the country by Scout.com, has narrowed his choices down to Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Rutgers. "I've made visits to all three. I'm comfortable at all of them and I'm close to these coaches. I'm really comfortable with the coaches..."

Terrell Chestnut, the 5-foot-10, 183-pound four-star cornerback from Pottsgrove SHS in Pottstown, Pa., is holding a press conference on July 29 at 2 pm (EST) at his high school to announce his decision.

Chestnut, ranked as the No. 19 safety in the country by Scout.com, has narrowed his choices down to Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Rutgers.

"I've made visits to all three," Chestnut said. "I'm comfortable at all of them and I'm close to these coaches. I'm really comfortable with the coaches there too. They're the ones I've gotten to know the most."

Although Chestnut has listed a top three, he admits that he has already made up his mind. "My coach and my family know," he said about his decision. "They're the only ones. I haven't told anyone else."

So is Chestnut offering up any hints as to which school it's going to be? "Well, it's the one school I keep coming back to," he said. "It was my favorite early on and I've been thinking about them for a long time. I've compared everyone to them and no matter who I visit, that's the one I end up thinking about. (Sounds like Pittsburgh based on all of our conversations)

"And they've been recruiting me the most the whole time too," he said. "I feel like I've seen everything I needed to see to be able to make a decision."

But Chestnut admits it wasn't an easy decision. "All three have great coaches and are good programs," he said. "The atmosphere is good at all of them and I can't say anything bad about any of them.

"They have a lot of similarities," he said. "The main differences are the towns and the coaches."

He says that both West Virginia and Rutgers have talked about him playing both corner and slot receiver, while Pittsburgh is recruiting him solely as a cornerback.

Chestnut also has offers from Maryland, South Carolina, LSU, Syracuse, Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State, Temple, Boston College, Villanova and Duke.

Pottsgrove High School opens their 2010 season on Sept. 3 against Jules E. Mastbaum Vo-Tech.

He reports a 3.5 core GPA and took the SAT on June 5, but says he doesn't know his score. "I can't remember what it is off the top of my head," he said. "But I'm qualified. I know that."


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