Recruiting Update: Running Back T.J. Pitts

T.J. Pitts (5-10, 190, 4.45), a three-star rated player from North Hall High School in Gainesville, GA. who is ranked the 36th best running back in the nation by, talked about his scholarship offers, in-home visits, official visits and favorite schools.

T.J. Pitts Profile

Although he is not known as widely as some of the other top backs in the South, Pitts is not unknown to colleges. He has six scholarship offers on the table.

"Virginia, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Southern Miss, Mississippi State and Memphis have offered," said Pitts.

Not only have the offers piled up, but he has also received several in-home visits the past two weeks.

"Virginia, Mississippi State, Southern Miss and Memphis have visited me," Pitts said. "Virginia came in this week and last week. Mississippi State came in last Friday. Memphis came in last week. Southern Miss is supposed to come in this week."

With an official visit to Virginia in the books (November), Pitts has also set up three other visits with one other school as a possibility for his last visit.

"I visit Memphis the 15th of January. I think Southern Miss is the 21st (of January). And Mississippi State is the 28th of January," said Pitts. "I think I might like to go to Virginia Tech. I'm not really sure."

As for favorite colleges, he's got it at three.

"I would say my top three right now are Virginia, Mississippi State and Georgia Tech," said Pitts.

Although he doesn't have an offer from Georgia Tech, he explained the reasoning for listing them among his top three.

"Being from Georgia, you always have hopes of going to a Georgia school," Pitts said.

He explained why Virginia and Mississippi State also made his final list.

"Virginia is a good academic school. The coaches that I have met seem like top-notch coaches," Pitts said. "I felt very comfortable going on my (official) visit to Virginia. Mississippi State's program is on the rise. Coach Croom seems like he knows what he is doing."

Although they didn't start recruiting him until late in the process, the MSU coach recruiting him, Shane Beamer, and head coach Sylvester Croom have formed a very favorable impression.

"Coach Beamer is a very nice guy," said Pitts. "Coach Croom is also a very nice man. He is a coach that I could see myself playing for. I respect everything that he is doing with the program."

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