Terrence Samuel And His Choices

Pitt has had success getting players out of Brooklyn in recent years. Are they in on another for 2013?

There has been much debate of late as to what guard Pitt is working hardest in bringing in for the 2013 class.

With James Robinson coming on board and possibly having a significant impact on the program in his first year, there has been debate on whether Pitt will try to bring in another lead guard, or a combo guard. Terrence Samuel is one prospect that has been heavily recruited by Jamie Dixon and the Pitt staff. It seems like the Panthers are in nicely with the New York native.

There has been recent talk of Samuel cutting his list down to a list of four schools. However, Samuel emphasized that was not the case at all.

"I have not cut my list down, but I have been hearing the most from Rhode Island, UConn, Dayton, Tennessee, and Pittsburgh," Samuel said. "I will probably give those five schools an official visit."

Samuel also spoke briefly about a few of the schools that he has been hearing from the most.

"At Rhode Island, every coach likes me and they just make me feel good," Samuel said. "At UConn, it is my relationship with Kevin Ollie. He makes me feel comfortable so I am making sure I'm going to give them a visit."

There has been recent chatter that Samuel might favor Connecticut more heavily due to the recent commitment of his New Rens AAU teammate, Kentan Facey.

"Not really," Samuel clarified. "It is all about where I am going to fit best. That is a good fit for him but I need to make sure it is the right fit for me."

As for Pittsburgh,

"I haven't been up to Pitt yet, but I want to visit them," Samuel said. "Jamie Dixon seems like a really nice guy and he stays in touch with me a lot."

For Pitt fans, if Samuel was to commit, expect a physical combo guard who says that the best part of his game is getting his teammates involved. The possible business or sport management major stated that the three most important factors in his college decision would be graduation rate, playing time, and where he will have the best relationship with the coaching staff.

It seems as if the timeline for Samuel's decision could be sooner than later and that he will more than likely make a commitment in the not-so-distant future. Samuel would be an excellent addition to any of the five program's showing him the most love and for Pitt, having a physical guard like Samuel along with Robinson would be an excellent backcourt for years to come as the program transitions to the ACC after this season.


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