WR Lance Jeter still available

The University of Pittsburgh proudly landed one of the top recruiting classes in the nation. One of the "bubble" players considered by the Pitt coaching staff was multi-sport standout Lance Jeter (6-ft-3 inches, 210 pounds) from Beaver Falls High School in Beaver Falls, PA. Is he still interested in the Panthers?

"It seemed like I might be close to getting a scholarship from Pitt," stated Lance Jeter. "I know there were two guys they were waiting on. I guess those guys must have come to Pitt."

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.

"I'm still very interested in Pitt and you never know when a scholarship is going come free with players leaving the program," he said. "Right now I want to wait until after the Big 33 game and look at the offers still on the table. Maybe Pitt will have a scholarship for me by then."

Lance has received scholarship offers from Toledo, Kent State and Eastern Michigan. He completed an official visit to Pitt the weekend on January 20th. 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 would consider a basketball scholarship over a football scholarship, he replied, "I guess I would have to evaluate the offer and the school that made the offer. If it was a top basketball program and I could get playing time, I would have to consider the offer. I can't say that I like basketball over football. I feel like I can make an impact at wide receiver."

"I'm going to be patient. I would be lying if I said I wouldn't take an offer from Pitt. I would love to play there."

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

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