Milford Academy ventured to Pittsburgh this week to play the Robert Morris JV team on Monday at Joe Walton Stadium. They were able to practice at the UPMC Sports Performance Complex on the South Side last Sunday. Deas was able to get his "first taste" of the University of Pittsburgh.
"I'm happy at Milford. I had contacted Coach (Bill) Chaplik to see if they had room on their roster," said Deas. "I was really happy they were able to get me on their roster."
Deas registered 68 tackles and 10 sacks as a junior. He sat out his senior season in order to improve his academics.
"Right now I'm looking at Nebraska and Florida but Pitt has come into the picture. I really like what I saw and heard on Sunday. Their facilities are top notch and I really like Coach (Dave) Wannstedt."
The University of Pittsburgh recently received a verbal commitment from Milford Academy wide receiver Aundre Wright. Wright, originally from Perry Traditional Academy in Pittsburgh, PA, caught two passes for 130 yards and scored 2 touchdowns on Monday.
"I have been talking with Ishmyl (Johnson) and Devin (Parrish). We would love to play together in college. We have grown pretty tight. All of us liked what we saw at Pittsburgh. We wouldn't mind visiting together."
Ishmyl Johnson, known as "Ish", is a towering 6-foot-6 inch, 250 pound defensive end that currently is committed to Michigan State. His commitment has generally been considered a "soft" commitment. Johnson was originally a two-sport star at Rahway High School in Rahway, NJ. He was generally considered more of a basketball prospect prior to matriculating at Milford Academy.
Devin Parrish is a 6-foot, 180 pound "shut down" cornerback that originally played for the Parkway Academy in Miami, FL. He has already accumulated a number of scholarship offers from Big 10 schools.
"I want a chance to play early. I'm big and strong and I can shut down the run. I'm wide open right now, but you could put Pitt on my list of top four or five schools."
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