Panthers offer Texas athlete

New RB coach Wayne Moses is a frequent flier and seems to be one of the busiest recruiters on the Pittsburgh staff. Moses has recruited players from Washington D.C., California, and now Texas. One thing is abundantly clear, the kids he recruits really like his style and his sales pitch.

Moses was recently at Cinco Ranch HS, in Katy TX, which is in the Houston area. Cinco Ranch is a relatively new school district. It has only been in existence for the past 3 years. It is, however, home to one of the most dangerous players in the entire state, RB/WR Queito [(pronounced Kwee-Toe] Teasley (6-0, 185, 4.3). Teasley is being recruited as a RB, WR, and as a DB.

To date, he has received 13 scholarship offers from Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Baylor, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, Tulsa, Kansas, Arkansas, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Purdue, and Tulane. As for his top five, Texas is at the top followed by Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Pittsburgh, and LSU.

Oklahoma is after Teasley as a DB. He prefers to play on the offensive side of the ball.

What position is Pittsburgh recruiting you for?

"Coach Moses said they like me as a combo type player a RB and WR, someone who is a weapon coming out of the backfield or in the slot," said Teasley.

Another part of Queito's resume that makes him an attractive prospect is his ability as a return man.

"The first kickoff I returned it 85 yards and no one kicked to me the rest of the season. I returned the first punt that was kicked to me for a touchdown and that was the last one I got to return the rest of the year. Everyone kicked it out of bounds."

In 2002, as a sophomore, Queito rushed for 930 yards and 10 touchdowns. In 2003, as a junior, he rushed for 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns. He caught 23 passes for 625 yards and 3 touchdowns and was named 1st team All-District 19. Cinco Ranch plays in Class 5A, which is the toughest in the state and finished with a record of 4-6. Travel is not an issue for Teasley as he is originally from Georgia, but has resided in Texas for the last 5-6 years.

Will Pittsburgh get an official visit?

"I am definitely going to make an effort to take an official visit to Pittsburgh. They have a very successful passing game."

Were you surprised when all these teams started offering you?

"I expected to have some interest, but not as much as I have gotten. And it was really surprising that a school as far away as Pittsburgh would be interested in me."

So, Texas is the team to beat?

"I have always liked Texas, but I am pretty open to everyone. I told my coach I would take my time when making my decision and I intend on keeping my word."

Queito has a 3.25 GPA and has scored 1060 on his SATs. He bench presses 275 lbs and has a 35" vertical jump. He attended the Nike Combine at LSU and has plans on attending Oklahoma and Texas A&M football camps.

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