Revis inching closer to being eligible

Back in February, after signing his national letter of intent, Aliquippa's Darrelle Revis was a longshot at being eligible for the 2004 season. The shut down corner, who reminds most Western Pennsylvania fans of another former Aliquippa star Ty Law, was coming off a PIAA Class AA state championship. In the title game, he scored 5 touchdowns against Northern Lehigh. He was named the AP Class AA player of the year and he was named to every post-season all-star team imaginable.<br><br>

We spoke to Darrell's mother, who gave us an update on her son's status.

"Darrelle has raised his GPA from a 2.0 to a 2.9. He has been working very hard, taking an SAT course in Sewickley. He took the SAT on May 5th and we are still awaiting the results. If he doesn't make it, he can retake the test one last time on June 5th. With the new higher GPA, his score doesn't need to be as high as it once did. There is a good chance that he will be able to play in September," stated Mrs. Revis.

Revis has been very busy taking courses for SATs, raising his GPA, running track, and lifting to be ready for fall camp. The 6-1, 180, 4.4 athlete played WR, RB, QB, and CB for the Quips. During his standout senior season, Darrelle carried the ball 55 times for 529 yards, caught 18 passes for 300 yards and 4 touchdowns. He completed 6 of 8 passes for 225 yards and 2 scores.

The very athletic Revis returned 6 kickoffs for 178 yards and a score; and 12 punts for 195 yards. Defensively, he collected 9 turnovers between interceptions and fumble recoveries and had 210 return yards and a touchdown. All in all, Revis averaged 15.4 yards per touch and 1,637 total yards.

Darrelle has the potential to be one of the best athletes the Panthers have ever recruited. He will also serve as a walk-on PG for Jamie Dixon's men's basketball team. Revis has been selected to play in the Big 33 game in Hershey in July.

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