Standout DL High on UM

The younger brother of a Cleveland Browns defensive lineman, this talented prospect has scholarship offers from all of his favorites, including Miami. Read on to see what he thinks of the Hurricanes, his visit plans, this college football season, and a very interesting twist he's had to the start of his senior season.

At 6-foot-4 and 235 pounds, Reserve (La.) East Saint John standout Kirston Pittman has to be one of the biggest free safeties in the entire state right now.

"We're 2-0," Pittman said. "I've been playing free safety because we have played a couple passing teams. I got one interception but I wanted more."

Pittman, who will take the SAT next month after coming very close on his first try, said he's been enjoying the college football season.

"Recruiting can get pretty hectic sometimes," he said. "But I've enjoyed watching a lot of the teams play so far. I saw Texas beat North Carolina. I also saw Miami and Florida, Virginia Tech and LSU, and I also saw Michigan play Washington."

So of all the teams he's watched, which one does Pittman think has the best squad?

"Miami, definitely," he said. "They're loaded. Their defensive line is awesome. That's a great school. They have great coaches and a great Business Management Program, which will be real important in my decision."

Pittman - whose older brother, Thomas, plays for Butch Davis and the Cleveland Browns - said his phone has been ringing off the hook this month.

"Man, everyone is trying to call it seems," he said. "I've talked to LSU, Miami, Michigan, Florida, Florida State, Texas, Indiana, Tennessee, and Oklahoma State."

Pittman, who claims to have written scholarship offers from all of his favorites, said he's narrowed his list down to seven.

"I'm still looking at Texas, Miami, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Michigan, and Tennessee," he said. "They have all sent me offers and they're all trying to set up a visit. The only one I know of right now is January 10 to Florida State. I'm trying to set some other ones up."

Pittman declined to mention a favorite.

"I really haven't given it a whole lot of thought because I'm really trying to focus on our season," he said. "I like all seven of them and will know a lot more after my trips. Some days, I think I would like to play in Florida, some days I think I'd like to play in Texas, and some days I think I'd like to stay around here. It changes all the time so I have a tough decision ahead of me."

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