Panthers flying high, Keep an eye on Earl Pettis

The Pittsburgh Panthers are flying high again on a terrific commitment from Tyrell Biggs of Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey. The Panthers are obviously still tracking several other 2005 prospects but are also seeking out some of the better players in the 2006 class.

There are several good players in the Philadelphia area for this particular year too. And Pittsburgh is in the hunt for some of the prospects.

Keep an eye on Earl Pettis, a 6-foot-5, 201-pound versatile athlete from St. John Neumann High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He continues to field much interest from high major schools, according to the coaching staff at St. John Neumann.

Pettis, considered to be an impact player in the 2006 class, doesn't have a leader in his recruiting process. But he does have interest in several schools.

Among the school that took a look at Pettis in the most recent evaluation period were ST. Joe's, Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Connecticut, Wake Forest, Seton Hall, St. John's, Villanova, and LaSalle. St. Joe's and Virginia Tech are among the first high major schools that have extended scholarship offers to Pettis.

Pettis can play several positions. On the high school level he has played the one, two, three and four spot. On the college level, he could probably receive playing minutes at either the point guard slot, the shooting guard position or the small forward area.

Pettis has said as long as he lands minutes it doesn't matter where he plays.

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