Myers Awaits 1st Offer

With a strong performance during upcoming camps and combines, defensive back D.J. Myers hopes to follow other Central Catholic athletes to college and the short trip down the road isn't out of the question.

Located in Oakland, just a stone's throw from the University of Pittsburgh, Central Catholic has sent many athletes to play for the Panthers' football team, and D.J. Myers wants to follow that trend.

"I've been talking to some schools, but I don't have any offers just yet,'' Myers said. "Hopefully, once I get one other schools will follow. All the schools say that I have good, athletic ability, but I need to work on my skill level and game-day confidence. Those are the two areas where I need help.

"But those are two areas I definitely can improve with hard work, so that's what I'm doing by coming to these combines and camps. I want to get more individual coaching and see how I stack up to some of the best players around. That's the only way you get better. You have to play against the best.''

At 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds, Myers won't be the biggest player in Central's secondary this fall, but his tackling ability and 4.5 speed make him tough to beat. Myers' athleticism has gotten him a few looks from Pitt, and it eventually could earn him a scholarship offer.

"I'd like to consider Pitt, since I'm a local guy and live pretty close,'' Myers said. "So, my family would like it if I came to Pitt, and I hope to get an offer from them. Maybe it'll happen if I get out there more often. I've been told that schools want to see me in person, so I'll do my best to make that happen.''

Myers has been to Scout.com's local combines the past couple years and Pitt's camps, and he'll attend the Panthers' individual one and likely join Central at the annual team camp as well in June. An offer possibly could follow, but it might not happen until schools see more game action this fall.

"I know I have to step up this year, my senior year, and have a better season than I did last year," Myers said. "In my mind, I could have played better in certain situations. I guess I still have a lot to learn, but I'm willing to work hard and do whatever I need to do to improve. So, I'm confident that will happen.''

Myers has noted that he's interested in majoring in engineering and believed that Pitt would be a good fit for him academically as well as athletically.

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