Jeter anticipates Pitt visit

Physical specimen Lance Jeter (6-ft-3 inches, 210 pounds) from Beaver Falls High School in Beaver Falls, PA has been a multi-sport standout for a number of years. He has done more than enough to impress University of Pittsburgh Head Football Coach Dave Wannstedt. Pitt will host a handful of blue-chip athletes the weekend of January 6th. Jeter will be one of those visitors.

"Pitt started recruiting me around the end of football season," he said. "They like me at wide receiver. Coach (Bob) Junko thinks I can make an impact in college."

Jeter finished second in the WPIAL with 50 catches for 810 yards. He scored 15 total touchdowns. Lance played cornerback, free safety, wide receiver and running back as a senior.

Jeter is one of the top basketball prospects in Western Pennsylvania. As a junior he led the Tigers to a WPIAL and PIAA Class AA championship. Lance, nicknamed "Sweet Jeet" averaged 20.4 points per game.

When asked if he preferred football or basketball on the next level, he replied, "That's a good question. I guess you could say I like both. If football gets me to a good school, I'll play football. I'm looking for my best opportunity."

Jeter has yet to receive a scholarship offer from Pitt but he hopes to have one soon. "I can't wait to visit Pitt and meet Coach (Dave) Wannstedt. I don't have an offer yet but I have a feeling one could be coming soon," he added. "They might be waiting until I take my SATs. I need to take them soon and let them know I'm going to qualify. I know they have a great class coming in. I'm friends with a bunch of them. It would make my transition to college easier."

"I think I can get early playing time as a freshman. I'm big, I run a 4.5 forty-yard dash and I have soft hands. Some wide receivers are scared to take a hit. I'll go for the ball and take punishment."

"I like Pitt quite a bit. They are my home-town school and Coach Wannstedt is building a strong football program. I would love to play for them. Hopefully I'm offered a scholarship soon."

NOTE: Jeter will visit the weekend of January 6th along with defensive tackle John Malecki from Murrysville, PA, cornerback Aaron Berry from Harrisburg, PA, quarterback Kevan Smith from Harmony, PA, offensive tackle Andy Miller from Washington, PA, defensive tackle Scott Corson from Johnstown, PA and defensive end Geno Atkins from Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

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