Pitt offers Brentwood speedster

There's a saying in football that "speed kills". It appears that the Panthers have offered a scholarship to a player from Brentwood Senior High School that greatly represents that saying. Will the Panthers land this speedster? Read on for details.

"Pitt offered me a scholarship last week. I was really excited," stated defensive back prospect Da'von Moore (5-foot-11 inches, 200 pounds) from Brentwood Senior High School in Pittsburgh, PA.

"Coach (Bob) Junko at Pitt has been recruiting me for quite some time. He told me they really liked my speed and they think I would be a good fit for their defense."

Moore is a rare combination of size and speed. At a solid 200 pounds, he's capable of running the forty-yard dash in 4.29 seconds. Toledo and Akron have already extended scholarship offers. Da'von stated that Connecticut, Kansas, Boston College and Iowa are in close contact.

"I definitely plan on visiting Pitt. They haven't told me what position I would play in the secondary. A lot of people think I'll end up at safety," he said. "Some schools are recruiting me as a wide receiver. I'm pretty open at this point. I just want to play football. It doesn't matter to me whether it's offense or defense."

When asked to describe his strength as a defensive back, he stated, "I'm very aggressive and I'm a strong a bump and run coverage. My speed is a big advantage. I have no problems running the field and making the big tackle."

"Pitt has a strong program and they are my hometown team. I attended one of their spring practices and I got to meet Coach (Dave) Wannstedt. He's a great guy and he talked to me the advantages of playing close to home," he said. "I know they are bringing in great recruits and the program is heading in the right direction."

"I don't know when I'm going to visit Pitt but I will visit. It's a little early for me to make a decision but I won't take long after the season to commit to a school."

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

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