RECRUITING: Texas athlete does it all

Cameron, Texas athlete Billy Pittman talks about his talents and list of schools


Talk about an athlete that makes a hair on a college football coach stand straight up. Billy Pittman is some kind of talent and he is such an athletic talent that every college coach seems to have a different opinion on where to play him.

Pittman has started at quarterback since his freshman season and his senior year will be no different. However, at times during his sophomore and junior year Pittman would line up at wide receiver and draw single coverage. Pittman played quarterback and receiver last year, finishing with 898 yards and 12 touchdowns as a wideout, while completing 53-of-115 passes for 693 yards and seven touchdowns.

"I could play anywhere in college," said Pittman. "I just want to play where the coaches feel I can best help the team. I really don't have a preference where I play, but I would think that it would be somewhere on offense."

Pittman can bench 245 pounds, squats 430 and has a 33-inch vertical jump. Pittman went to the Texas A&M camp last year and just went through the TCU camp a couple of weeks ago. Pittman also starts in hoops (16 ppg) and he runs the 100M (10.7), sprint relay (first leg) and the mile relay.

Pittman still likes a ton of schools including Texas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arkansas, TCU, Baylor, LSU, Texas A&M and Northwestern.

"All of those schools have offered me, but I really don't have a favorite," said Pittman. "I really don't think about recruiting that much right now, but I guess I will have to soon. Oklahoma has a pretty good school and they always have a good program. Texas and Nebraska are pretty much the same as Oklahoma, but to honest I really haven't talked to many people about college yet. I really don't know what to think."

Pittman has qualified.

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