Big Boost For the Panthers

The University Of Pittsburgh received a huge shot in the arm, as <i>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette</i> writer Mike White is reporting that CB Darrelle Revis (6-1, 180, 4.5), out of Aliquippa High School, has made the requirements on his June 5th SAT test and will be eligible to play this fall.

Revis has drawn comparisons to another former Quips star, Ty Law, from Head Coach Mike Zmijanac, "Revis is as good and is cut in the same mold as former Aliquippa High School defensive back Ty Law."

Revis is known for his versatility. He helped his team to the WPIAL Class AA title and a PIAA Class AA state title. He is a lock-down cover cornerback with 4.4 speed. Darrelle played QB, RB, WR, CB, plus kick and punt returner at Aliquippa. Revis was named the Pittsburgh Tribune Review WPIAL Player Of The Year and the AP class AA Player Of The Year, averaging 15.4 yards per touch and accounting for 1,637 total yards his senior season. He was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22" list. Revis was recruited as a shutdown cover corner although he may also get a look at WR. As a junior, Darrelle had 37 catches for 369 yards and had three interceptions on the defensive side of the ball.

Darrelle showed the entire state what he was all about during the Aliquippa state title game against Northern Lehigh when he scored 5 touchdowns, in what was one of the most amazing displays of athleticism you'll ever see.

With the reported injury to Terrell Allen, Revis could get in the mix on offense; he has the speed and athleticism that could provide a big boost to the Panthers this fall.

Revis will also be a walk-on PG for the Panthers basketball team.

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