Derek Moye comments on Pitt visit

The University of Pittsburgh has been on a bit of recruiting roll as of late. Pitt has landed back to back four-star prospects and they seek to land another. Derek Moye, one of the top wide receiver prospects in the state of Pennsylvania, visited the Panthers over the weekend. He spoke with the about his visit.

The University of Pittsburgh has had a considerable amount of recruiting success as of late. Head Football Coach Dave Wannstedt and his staff have received back to back verbal commitments from four-star prospects Maurice Williams from Erie, PA and Tony Tucker from Washington D.C. They are hoping to continue that streak with four-star wide receiver Derek Moye from Rochester Area High School in Rochester, PA.

"I just got back from visit to Pitt this weekend. I had a great time," stated Moye. "I couldn't make it until Saturday because I had a basketball game on Friday. To be honest, I already taken a lot visits to Pitt. From a facilities standpoint, I've seen most of it."

"The staff did a nice job taking me around on Saturday and I did learn a few things about their academic departments. The conversations I had with the coaching staff were most important to me."

Moye was recently chosen to play in the prestigious Big 33 football classic. He was named first-team all-conference (both sides of the ball) and selected the Class A Player of the Year by the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette.

"The coaching staff told me they had big receivers and fast receivers but nobody with my size and speed. I have seen their receiving corps and I don't think they have anyone like me as well."

Moye was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22, the Tribune-Review Terrific 25 and Harrisburg Patriot-News Platinum 33 team. ranks him the 56th best wide receiver in the nation and a "four-star" prospect.

"The Pitt staff made no promises. They told me to come in ready to play and I could see playing time."

When asked if he was close to a final decision he stated, "I'm down to Pitt and Penn State and I have no favorite. They are both equal at this point in time. There are things I like about both school."

"I'm going to sit down with my mother and brother and make a decision within the next two weeks. I want to lay out the positives and negatives of both school and make a solid decision. Both are good school with good football programs. I can't go wrong either way."

Moye rushed for 1,019 yards and had 430 yards receiving. He scored 43 touchdowns during his high school career.

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