SDSU makes a push for Pettis

After taking part in the San Diego State passing camp with his team two weekends back, 2014 JSerra Catholic athlete Dante Pettis picked up an offer from the Aztecs.

After taking part in the San Diego State passing camp with his team two weekends back, 2014 JSerra Catholic athlete Dante Pettis picked up an offer from the Aztecs.

Pettis led the Lions in receiving yards and touchdowns, while adding three interceptions as a defensive back. "Well we're running a new offense this so we're trying to run the spread which is perfect for passing league. I'm working on all my routes and all my coverage's, so I'm just getting better at that."

Pettis had some extra time while he was on campus for the passing tournament, so he was able to explore what the Aztecs have to offer. "I just went around the athletic center and football buildings, it was pretty cool I liked what I saw."

"We have football pretty much year round, so when we do have time off I go and workout with a couple kids on my team," Pettis told me. "I haven't really been playing much at safety, I've been better getting better at corner. My run stopping is good, but I need to get a little more physical."

The Aztecs became the second team to offer Pettis, following Nevada. He also has been receiving interest from UCLA, Cal Poly, Villanova, and Boise State. "All the schools are pretty much even, I'm just waiting right now."

"I've been talking with Coach McGarry. They've told me they want me to come play safety. They like me on film, and how I break on the ball. They seem like they actually care which was pretty cool, I like that."

"Number one priority in a school is academics, my dad has always told me that. I'll always have the academic side for me, whether football works out or not. Location isn't a big factor, but my mom wants me to stay close. I'd like to come in and paly early but if not then I'll just work hard," Pettis said. "I think I'll probably wait till the end of football season to commit. I probably won't wait all the way until signing day."

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