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?
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