Pitt Prospect Camp - Day One

Pitt experienced a large turnout of prospects, some from as far away as Maryland, Virginia, Michigan, in addition to the usual suspects from New Jersey, Ohio, and of course a strong contingency of local players from western Pennsylvania, and the whole state. Here's just a few prospects to keep an eye on from Friday's workouts

Pitt experienced a large turnout of prospects, some from as far away as Maryland, Virginia, Michigan, in addition to the usual suspects from New Jersey, Ohio, and of course a strong contingency of local players from western Pennsylvania, and the whole state. Here's just a few prospects to keep an eye on from Friday's workouts

Deaysean Rippy 6-2, 200, LB, Sto-Rox HS 2012 Rippy was consistently the first linebacker to go through every drill. In the process, it looked like he was getting on a first name (or at least nickname basis), with linebackers coach Bernard Clark, who asked for "Rip" to demonstrate on several occasions. Rippy is the cousin of 2010 Pitt signee Andrew Carswell. He showed good lateral movement, and stayed low to the ball. It's hard to tell how physical a player is without pads, and without any tackling drills, but Rippy certainly looks to have all the tools. It wouldn't be a shocker if he wasn't a September 1 offer for Pitt

Luke Rhodes, 6-2, 200 ,LB Holidaysburg, PA 2011 Also repeatedly at the front. Looks to have the physical tools to be a linebacker. Has had a few Division I schools express interest, but no formal offers.

Josh Lebo, 6-4, 205 TE Lebanon, PA/Cedar Cliff HS 2011 Might not have the size, but had the best hands and route running abilities among the tight end. Also reached out in coverage to make a couple nice catches downfield. Can be a physical blocker, but lacks that size you need for a tight end.

Terrance Stepoli 6-4, 200 QB Greensburg Central Catholic, PA 2011 Has the look of a true athlete. Had one of the best releases of all the quarterbacks in attendance. Pitt offering another quarterback is very unlikely at this point. However, Stepoli in Greensburg Central Catholic's run-first offense, could garner a 1,000-yard season. If he rushes for anything more than that, he could get some more interest as an athlete. That might be hard to do, because he throws the ball well.

Josh Stepoli, 6-5, 225 DE Greensburg Central Catholic 2012 The younger brother of the Greensburg Central Catholic, but bigger than the older brother. This Stepoli is worth keeping an eye on because he looks like he hasn't filled in to his body yet. He worked out with the defensive linemen, and was asked to move up and workout with the juniors, instead of working with his sophomore class. Still very raw at this point, but already an imposing figure.

Kekoa Hillen, 6-1, 278 DT Southmoreland, PA 2011 One of the strongest kids at Friday's practice. Many Division I schools have been by Southmoreland HS already. Hillen can project on either the offensive or defensive line, and was still athletic enough to play linebacker for Southmoreland last season.

Devin Mayo, 5-10, 185 DB, Friendship Collegiate, MD 2011 Has the ideal size for a corner or a safety. Quarterbacks had a tough time throwing against him on Friday. Was one of a number of athletes who traveled from Washington D.C.'s Friendship Collegiate Academy. Mayo was a linebacker early on in his career.

James Caldwell, 6-0, 223, FB Steel Valley HS, PA 2011 A chiseled physique, would be worth a look at fullback. Of course, without helmets and pads, it's tough to get a sense for the physical play, but Caldwell is very fluid is his movement for his size. His coaches have already said a number of schools have been in to check on him.


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