Jarrett Now A Soft Verbal

Kyshoen Jarrett was one of the many 2011 prospects to commit to Pitt over the summer, joining Dallastown (PA) linebacker Ben Kline, Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt (PA) running back Jameel Poteat and Pottsgrove (PA) defensive back Terrell Chestnut.

Ben Kline is now a Penn State commit. Pitt's status with Jameel Poteat and Terrell Chestnut is up in the air. For Kyshoen Jarrett, he says he is now a soft verbal, but he still plans on taking an official visit to Pitt in January. Aside from Pitt, he will take an official visit to Illinois on January 21 and to Virginia Tech on January 28. His Pitt visit will be first, on January 14.

New Pitt coach Michael Haywood reached out to Jarrett shortly after he was hired this past Thursday.

"I talked to him, he called me couple nights ago," Jarrett said. "It was a pretty good conversation. I have to get a little bit more of a feel for who he is. Watching his press conference, I didn't know what to think of him. Then, when I got off the phone with him, he seemed kind of different. I'd say it was a pretty good conversation."

With Dave Wannstedt--who recruited Jarrett--out as Pitt coach, however, Jarrett is still a little unsure if Pitt is still the place for him.

"I say soft verbal right now," Jarrett said, referring to his commitment status. "I'm not sure if I'll go (to Pitt). I know (Haywood) is not keeping that (coaching) staff. I still talked to (Bryan Angelchio) when I was still (committed). He's one of the reasons why I did. I don't know yet how I feel with the new coaching staff."

Jarrett, though, says he'll still give Pitt that chance by taking an official visit. He seems to have a pretty good first impression of Michael Haywood so far.

"He just seems like a real calm guy," Jarrett said. "I don't know yet if there's too much interest (from Haywood). I know he's heard about me, as a player. He didn't really talk much about (staying committed) at all. I guess we'll see."

Though he's opened up his recruitment, Jarrett wouldn't rule out reaffirming his commitment to Pitt, but he also said there's no guarantee of taking the three official visits.

"I'm supposed to take an official (to Pitt) on the 14th (of January), unless I make a decision," Jarrett said. "As or right now, anything can change. A lot of schools have shown interest. I really like that. I'm actually not sure if I'll take my officials; depending on if I commit somewhere else before that."


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