John Pelusi from Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School is a 6'4" 235 pound TE/LB with very good 4.7 speed, a 295-pound bench press, and a 440 squat. His father, who was a center at Pitt in the mid-70's, was a starter on the 1976 team that won the National Championship.
The younger Pelusi says that Pitt was his favorite team growing up, and knows all about what the university has to offer, but says his father is, "letting me make my own decision." Though when asked if he would like to follow in his father's footsteps, Pelusi sees it as a distinct possibility.
"I'd like to but I want to see what other places have to offer."
Pitt is one of the teams that have contacted Pelusi often, as has Virginia and Iowa. And a future trip to Maryland for Junior Day was cancelled because of a recent tonsillectomy.
The younger Pelusi, who also participates in the javelin and the shot put in track, also knows which position he prefers.
"I'd like to be a tight end. That's what I'm aiming for," says Pelusi.
Pelusi, an excellent student with a 3.4 GPA, thinks he will probably visit some camps this summer and will definitely go to the Metro Index Camp in Pittsburgh this May.
As for when a decision will be made, he thinks he will take his time.
"Most likely I will wait until after the season."
Will PA TE follow father?
Panther More Top Stories
Pitt a contender for Notre Dame QB transferMalik Zaire is expected to meet with Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on Wednesday, at which point the quarterback should get his release from Notre Dame to pursue a graduate transfer,…
IrishIllustrated.comTuesday at 2:22 PM
20th ranked RB talks Pitt in-home visitScout 300 running back A.J. Davis spent much of his Monday evening with schools representing the ACC and AAC, and also locked in an official visit for next weekend.
Scout FootballTuesday at 9:28 AM
South Carolina CB de-commit is high on PittFlorida Cornerback Damarri Mathis Will Visit Pitt After De-Committing From South Carolina
Scout FootballMonday at 2:55 PM
Pitt no. 24 in AP Top 25 pollFollowing Pitt's 76-61 win over Syracuse, the Panthers (8-4, 5-3 ACC) find themselves in the AP Top 25 poll to close out the regular season.
Scout CFBSunday at 11:04 AM