Coles Heading For States

Trenton Coles recently picked up a couple of more offers, and has his sights set on the PIAA state track meet this coming weekend.

Trenton Coles competed at this past weekend's WPIAL track championships, and is on his way to the state championships this weekend.

At the WPIAL event, Coles ran a 10.95 in the 100-meter run, a 21.67 time in the 200-meter run, and his 4x100-meter relay team came in second with a time of 42.99. He will be competing in all three events this weekend at the state meet.

Coles recently picked up two new offers from Temple and Akron, but it's still Pitt that stands out for the 6-3, 173-pound speedster.

"I always talk to them, I talk to them a lot," Coles said. "They want me down there. They want me bad. I talk to (pass defense coordinator) coach (Tony) Gibson, (head) coach (Todd) Graham, and (receivers) coach Mike (Norvell). I just talked to another coach from Pitt, too."

As a receiver, Coles is excited about a lot of the hype surrounding Todd Graham's fast-pace, no-huddle approach to the offense. Tulsa had four receivers with at least 30 receptions in 2010. Just the thought of Pitt being able to produce similar-type numbers excites a receiver prospect like Coles.

"I think it'll work out real well," Coles added. "I think I'll be a good fit in their offense. They do numerous things; jet sweeps, and other things similar to what I'm running with now (at Clairton)."

Overall, Pitt appears to be the school to beat out for Coles' services. A good start to the 2011 season in a new system, with some hefty numbers for the receivers is all he needs to see from the Panthers at this point.

"Yes, I like Pitt," Coles said. "I like their coaches. They have a good football program. I'm going to see how it is this year. Last year was all right. They were (co-)Big East champions, so that's a plus."


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