Brashear RB Checks Out Pitt

Brashear has been home to former prospects such as John Wetzel (Boston College), Manasseh Garner (Wisconsin) and Ed Tinker (Pitt). Joell Nesbit, a 6-0, 195-pound running back looks to be the next Division I recruit for the Bulls.

Asked what the secret is to Pittsburgh's Brashear High School sending a Division I prospect off almost every year, Joell Nesbit said there's no real secret to his program's credibility.

"Our work ethic," Nesbit said. "People on our team work hard. With our speed training, our working out and lifting, we do all the extra stuff you need to do. That's what sets us apart."

Nesbit took an unofficial visit down to Pitt on Saturday, where he spent a good chunk of time meeting running backs coach David Walker.

"I went to the Pitt game, but I had been down there before for Pitt camp, and for a couple combines before," Nesbit said. "I've been down there.

"I got real close with Dave Walker, over the past couple weeks. I think they're just waiting for me to play. (Walker) makes it pretty easy to talk to. He just comes out and asks you how you're doing, or how you did in the last game. He's pretty cool."

Nesbit has been bothered by an ankle injury, which forced him to miss his first two games. He will make his 2010 debut tonight against Allderdice.

"Toledo is supposed to come down and see me play," Nesbit said. "I've also been hearing from Rutgers, Purdue and Penn State."

For his first game experience of the recruiting process, Nesbit said his trip to Pitt was a positive experience.

"I like how they run the ball," Nesbit said of the Panthers. "The plays they run, and stuff like that. I'd like to go to a school that's close."

As a sophomore, Nesbit had over 400 yards rushing with seven touchdowns on the ground.


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