Pitt Panthers on the Prowl

Pittsburg is showing strong interest in Jordan Bernstine.

Des Moines, Iowa (Lincoln) defensive back Jordan Bernstine picked up his ninth scholarship offer last week from the Indiana Hoosiers.

It appears that the five-foot-ten, 200-pounder is well onto his way of picking up his tenth offer, and from indications given by his head coach, Tom Mihalovich, it appears the offer has been received.

Milahovich informed Scout.com via email this morning that the Pittsburgh Panthers had extended Bernstine a scholarship offer.

"Coach (Paul) Rhoads told me last Thursday or Friday that they were going to offer, but first he had to have the head coach look over the film," Bernstine told Scout.com.

"If Coach Mihalovich told you they offered, then it is probably likely they did. I was extremely busy today so I didn't get the chance to speak with him, yet," Bernstine explained.

There is a family connection between Coach Rhoads and Des Moines Lincoln High School. His father, Cecil, is the school's all-time winningest coach.

Coach Rhodes attended Ankeny High School, and that is where his father currently resides.

"Coach Rhoads was telling me about his connections to Lincoln. If they did, indeed, offer then they would replace Kansas State on my list of favorites. I'm wide open right now so nothing is certain, yet. I like Pitt, though, as Coach Rhoads told me, they are an up and coming program," Bernstine stated.

It appears two other programs may be on their way to offer in the near future.

"Ohio State saw my film, and said they loved it," added Bernstine, the only junior named to the Elite All-State Team by the Des Moines Register in 2005.

"They are coming by the school next week."

"Notre Dame is coming by the school on Wednesday, and have said they are very interested."

Bernstine also informed Scout.com he will attend two summer camps, and has at least unofficial visit in mind, at this point.

"I'm going to attend two summer camps, but nothing has been set in stone, yet. More than likely I'm going to attend Iowa's camp on June 3rd, and then I'll try to make one out of state camp," Bernstine said.

Bernstine is the nephew of former NFL tight end/running back Rod Bernstine, who played collegiately at Texas A&M.

"I'm going to be staying with my uncle out in Colorado this summer, and he will take me down for a visit to Texas A&M at some point."


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