Pitcock Has Collected Five Offers

Jafe Pitcock isn't being recruited by the same schools that came after his big brother, Quinn Pitcock. But he has still collected a solid group of scholarship offers, especially for this early in the recruiting process. We caught up with Pitcock at Ohio State's senior advanced camp last Saturday for more.

Piqua defensive lineman Jafe Pitcock, the younger brother of Ohio State defensive tackle Quinn Pitcock, was one of the notable prospects in attendance at OSU's senior camp last Saturday.

Pitcock (6-2, 250) has already picked up scholarship offers from Akron, Ball State, Eastern Michigan, Kent State and Miami University.

Even being related to one of the best defensive linemen in the country, Pitcock wasn't expecting to get multiple offers this year.

"No, I'm excited about it," he said. "It's great. I didn't think it was going to happen to me."

Pitcock plays all over the field in high school, but will probably settle in as a defensive end in college.

"Most likely," he said. "But some colleges see me more inside as a D-tackle. So, we'll have to see how it goes."

Pitcock had 18 tackles for loss, including 10 sacks, as a junior in 2005. He has a very quick first step and is a sure tackler. And just like his brother, he is very fast for his size. His best 40 time clocked on a college campus is 4.75. He ran a 4.89 at OSU last week.

Pitcock does not have any favorites at this time.

"I'm open to everyone right now," he said. "I'm not really sure when I'm going to commit. It depends on who offers and it goes from there. I'm not sure if I will commit sooner, or later."

Piqua is expected to be one of the best Division II teams in the state this year.

"Our senior class is pretty tough," Pitcock said. "We have a lot of people getting offers from a lot of schools. We have coaches coming in all the time to look at our players and we should have a great class this year."

And the group will be led by running back Brandon Saine, an OSU commitment.

"That's right," Pitcock said. "He's awesome."

Pitcock is ranked as the No. 74 player in the state according to Ohio High magazine.

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