Bentley Enjoys Pitt Visit

Glenville (OH) cornerback V'Angelo Bentley had five interceptions as a junior, and was on Pitt's campus last weekend.

V'Angelo Bentley hasn't been to too many junior days, but after being at Pitt's junior day, the 5-10, 165-pound corner said it would be hard to find a better one. He was on Pitt's campus with teammates Devan Bogard—also a corner—and running back Aykee Henderson.

"The experience was great, the coaches were wonderful, and it was an all-around good atmosphere," Bentley said. "They're a rebuilding program. They're putting a lot of effort to get back to the top of the Big East. They showed us a great time."

Bentley especially enjoyed meeting the Pitt coaches. Primarily, he speaks with defensive backs coach Tony Gibson and safeties coach Randall McCray. In addition to that being his position, both coaches have recruited his area in the past.

"The coaches were great, funny, very down-to-earth coaches," Bentley said. "We toured the facilities, which were pretty neat, then we met with our position coach. They have a good family background, they know what they expect out of their players. You can tell they're all level-headed. Coach (Todd Graham) knows what he wants to do to turn it around and just rebuild."

Part of the junior day was splitting up into two groups, offense and defense. Since Bentley comes from a pretty structured program in Glenville, he has a nice basis of comparison in this area.

"One of the first slides was a slide show on the program, what they expect," Bentley said. "The top thing is attitude, and working hard to get your grades. They're really building on confidence and outplaying and outworking. One of the coaches was saying that everyone works hard. The one who works harder prevails."

Overall, the visit was pretty positive for Bentley and his teammates. There's a possibility that Bentley will be back later in the spring, but for now his focus is on track season.

"I liked the visit, it was definitely fun," Bentley said. "It was my first junior day, I went with my dad. My teammates were impressed. The visit was good. We went to the basketball game, and we enjoyed that. I also liked seeing how they're so close connected with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Everything was good."

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