Coles Is A Panther

The Pitt coaching staff continues to roll, picking up Clairton receiver as commitment number five. Coles was at Pitt's 7-on-7 passing camp on Saturday, and gave Todd Graham his verbal commitment after his team was done for the day.

Once again, Pitt has reeled in a Clairton standout. Wide receiver Trenton Coles committed to the Panthers on Saturday afternoon.

It was simple for Coles, who was simply exhausted after his team went a perfect 5-0 on day one of the 7-on-7 camp. After he was done for the day, he went in to Todd Graham's office to deliver the good news.

"It just feels great, it's right there," Coles said, explaining why he chose Pitt. "I love the coaching staff. I like the head coach, (receivers) coach Mike (Norvell). I like them all."

Coles had said in recent weeks that he wanted to wait and see how Pitt would do in its first few games. After taking a number of unofficial visits to the Pitt campus and developing a great relationship with the new coaching staff, Coles decided he didn't need to see anything more. Pitt was the place for him.

"(Graham) was ecstatic when I told him," Coles added. "It feels good. I didn't know I was going to (commit) today, but I did."

Clairton has put together an impressive 31-game winning streak, complete with two state championships during Coles tenure at Clairton. In addition to his success on the gridiron, Coles has a successful track season this spring. At the WPIAL championships, he finished with a time of 10.95 in the 100-meter run, a 21.67 in the 200-meter run, and his 4x100-meter relay team came in second with a time of 42.99 at the WPIAL championships.

At the state championship meet, Coles took home a pair of gold medals in the 100 and the 200 with times of 11.13 and 22.24, respectively.


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