Junko watches "Sweet Jete"

The University of Pittsburgh will host a talented group of athletes over the weekend. One of those players will be multi-sport standout and physical specimen Lance Jeter (6-ft-3 inches, 210 pounds) from Beaver Falls High School in Beaver Falls, PA. The PantherDigest.com speaks with Lance prior to his visit.

"Coach (Bob) Junko came to my basketball game to watch me play tonight," stated Lance Jeter. "He's a great guy and I can't wait to visit Pitt this weekend."

Beaver Falls High School pummeled Connellsville High School by the score of 86 to 52. Jeter led his team in scoring with 24 points.

"I have been to Pittsburgh but I have never had a visit like this. I want to learn more about Pitt and see parts of Pittsburgh that I never had a chance to see. Coach Junko is great, but I want to get to know the players and coaches even better. Tommie Campbell from Aliquippa will be my host."

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. He is capable of running a 4.5 forty-yard dash.

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.

Lance has a number of upper echelon basketball programs starting to contact him. He was asked if he had a preference between football and basketball. "I want the best opportunity for me. Pitt offers me a great opportunity because they are building their football program and they have a great basketball team," he replied. "I would like to play both sports in college. It would be an honor to walk onto their basketball team. I can't imagine playing with great players like that."

Jeter will visit this weekend along with defensive end Audie Augustine from Oakland Park, FL, kicker Dan Hutchins from Williamsport, PA and wide receiver Aundre Wright.

"I can't wait to visit. Hopefully I'll receive an offer this weekend. It would be great to play for Pitt."

Harry G. Psaros can be contacted at harrypsaros@msn.com.

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