Louisville visit impacts Pittman

Sherrod Pittman, a 3-star linebacker from Jacksonville, Fla., has been committed to South Carolina for a few months, but an official visit to Louisville now has him considering the Cardinals

Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast linebacker Sherrod Pittman committed to South Carolin in July and has remained a Gamecock pledge throughout his senior season. However, with National Signing Day inching closer, Pittman is investigating his future possibilities.

The three-star linebacker compiled an impressive group of early scholarship offers with Auburn, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Louisville, LSU, Miami and South Carolina among the schools interested in having the 6-foot, 220-pounder suit up for them in the future.

This past weekend he was among a group of prospects making an official visit with the Cardinals program. During his time in the Derby City, Pittman's agenda included a tour of the U of L campus, the football facilities and met with the coaches.

"It went great," he said. "I really liked the campus and how it feels like you are at home at Louisville. I liked how the campus wasn't far from downtown. The coaches were great and they all have NFL experience and the defensive scheme that they use is a great way to play."

He returned home still a South Carolina commitment, but the visit, as well as interest from others, has him rethinking his options.

"I'm still fine with South Carolina, but I don't know what I'll do right now," he explained. "It's a tough decision, so I have a lot to think about and I really don't know right now. I'm praying a lot about it."

Pittman had hoped to make an official visit with Southern California this weekend, but is unable to due to a conflict with scheduled ACT testing. He's "not sure" if he'll be able to reschedule that trip, but may make a pair of closer visits in the coming weeks.

"I might visit Florida and Florida State, but I'm not sure yet," he said.

A First Team All-Gateway Conference selection, Pittman suffered a broken leg just before his team's final regular season game and reports that he's "about 60% right now."

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