Ferguson Gets Early Interest

As a junior this year at Taylor Allderdice, Patrick Ferguson has established himself as one of the top players in Pittsburgh's City League.

Patrick Ferguson has been to four Pitt home games this year. Part of it has been his schedule—which consists of a lot of Thursday night games—that has allowed him to get to more games than a lot of the other local prospects. The other part of it is that he just enjoys watching Pitt play. He was most recently at Pitt's win over UConn last Wednesday.

"I think they played some defense football, as I call it," Ferguson said. "They could have opened up the offense more, I think."

A little closer look at the program, Ferguson has also been impressed with the Pitt coaching staff. He doesn't have much contact with them since he's a junior, but he's been impressed from afar.

"I've been to four games this season," Ferguson added. "I like the kind of coaching staff they have. They're very selective on who plays what. I liked the spread too. Basically, I just like their offense."

Ferguson has rushed for over 700 yards this season, including 153 yards and three touchdowns in his team's most recent win. He's second in the City League behind 2012 three-star linebacker Jaylen Coleman, who holds a number of offers.

Some of the other schools Ferguson has heard from include Rutgers, Toledo and Akron. Those schools—like Pitt—have invited him up for games this year. He doesn't hold any kind of verbal offers from these schools yet; only limited e-mails about coming in for games.

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