Pitt Offer For Texas Corner

Pitt snagged three prospects in its 2011 recruting class from the state of Texas. They're still looking for their first Texas commit for 2012. Jalen Mills is the latest to receive a Pitt offer.

Jalen Mills recently picked up a Pitt offer. Despite being further away from home, he has some good name association with the school. He also has developed a good relationship with his recruiting coach so far.

"Actually, (receivers) coach (Mike) Norvell and I talk," Mills said. "I talk to coach Norvell and he said that he likes me. He looked over my film. He said he likes the fact that I'm big and that I can move. I want to get to Pittsburgh for a visit since they offered me a scholarship.

"Darrelle Revis, he's a great corner back to come through Pittsburgh. They play bigger-size cornerbacks, and that's a good thing. I would love to play cornerback in college. If I was to come to Pittsburgh, that's the position I would play."

For Mills, Pitt has the ideal system for his frame at corner; something he likes. Because of that initial interest from Norvell, too, Mills is hopeful of taking a visit to Pitt at some point.

"Coach Norvell, he came from Tulsa," Mills said. "Me talking to him, he seems like a good guy. They really take care of their players. Pittsburgh is a real good place. I would love to try to get up there. Everything is always ten times better in person than it is in pictures, or websites."

He's unsure of a date or time frame of when he might get to Pittsburgh, but he also has a few other schools in mind that he'd like to get to.

"I have Virginia and Virginia Tech," Mills said. "I talk to (assistant) coach (Jeff) Hanson every two weeks. We have a nice conversation about Virginia. Sometimes, we don't even talk about football; we'll talk about other stuff."

Mills and his teammates are competing at this week's Texas State 7-on-7 at Texas A&M. As a junior, Mills had three interceptions at corner and earned first-team all-district honors.


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