Four-Star Receiver Checks Out Pitt

There's only a few days before the start of fall camp for Baltimore (MD) Gilman School receiver Darius Jennings. Jennings stopped by Pitt on Wednesday afternoon to get a look at the facilities, and meet with head coach Dave Wannstedt.

The plan for Jennings is to get a closer look at some of the schools that have offered him, then narrow it down to a top ten list before he starts fall camp.

"I just met with Pitt, was on my way to West Virginia, and I'll be seeing Boston College on Friday," Jennings said. "After those visits, I'm trying to cut my list to around ten schools."

With well over 20 offers, that's not going to be an easy task for Jennings. He likes Pitt, he likes the three schools he's visiting this week. Even now, he isn't able to tell if any of them would make his top ten list.

"I'm not sure yet," Jennings said, when asked if Pitt was a safe bet in the top ten. "It was really just a day where I could take in everything. I am coming down the home stretch, trying to get all my questions answered."

From the sounds of his visit, though, Pitt sounds like a good candidate to be in the top ten.

"It was good, it was just to put all the football stuff together--the weight room, locker room, meeting rooms," Jennings said. "I saw the Cathedral, where a lot of my classes will be. I walked through there, saw the academic support, and talked to a few people that were there.

"I saw Heinz field, got to sit down and watch some film, and I talked to Coach Wannstedt a little bit. It was a good trip. I learned a lot better picture of what Pitt really is."

Jennings really enjoyed his one-on-one visit with Wannstedt. Despite already having commitments from a pair of receivers in Bill Belton and Justin Olack, it sounds like Jennings is also a priority.

"He basically talked to me about his views on program," Jennings said. "They'll be able to bring the best out of me, and use my potential to fullest. He said he'd love to have me, but if I choose to go elsewhere, he understands that. I just have to pick the right place for me."

In the end, Pitt is at least in consideration to make that top ten list, which Jennings is hoping to narrow before next Tuesday, the day camp starts for Gilman.

"It's a really better understanding of how the program is, how I would fit in their offense," Jennings said. "They are recruiting me as receiver. It was just a really good trip. I've heard a lot from (receivers) coach (Scott) Turner, the coach that's recruiting me. We've spoken a lot. It was good for me to see a lot."

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