Raleigh (NC) Leesville Road linebacker Brandon Pittman was a frequent visitor at NC State games last fall. The Pack, along with UNC and others are evaluating the rising senior and Pittman recently talked with Pack Pride and gave the latest on his recruiting.
"Right now I'm hearing strongly from UNC and NC State," said Pittman. "I've been getting mail from East Carolina and a coach from Miami of Ohio came down to see me. So far I've gotten an offer from Elon."
As a junior, Pittman was one of Leesville Road's top playmakers on defense. He finished his junior season with 89 tackles, two forced fumbles, two interceptions and a sack. Pittman returned one of those interceptions for a score.
Pittman also displayed some fairly impressive measurables at the Shrine Bowl combine held in Winterville, NC. He measured in at 6-0, 206 pounds and ran a solid 4.54-second 40-yard dash. Pittman also recorded a 4.58-second pro shuttle, 32.7-inch vertical jump and logged 15 reps of 185 pounds on the bench press.
On the recruiting side, Pittman listed three in-state schools at the top of his list.
"My top schools right now are probably UNC, NC State and East Carolina. I'd like to stay close o home if I could."
Pittman talked more in-depth about the Heels and Wolfpack.
"Carolina has been telling me they want me to come out to one of their camps. They know my name and I know all the staff there and they're really, really pleased with my game film and said I could be an outside linebacker. I love it there. They're getting stronger and stronger and it comes with a great education.
"With State, I haven't heard from them in awhile but they have pretty much been saying the same things. I went to one of their camps last year and they said they're anxious to see me next year because they were worried about this past senior class because they wanted to take care of them first. I'm anxious to see if I hear anything from them later on.
"It's good there. It's always been good. I've got a bunch of friends from Leesville that go there so it's a good family."
Pittman did not list a timetable for making a commitment.
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