Brandyn Cook is a consensus 3-star center out of Ohio. He was one of the earlier commits to Pitt. But while Coach Chryst stated that all scholarships would be honored, that did not mean he wouldn’t make it clear what kind of opportunities would (or in this case would not) be available to actually play.
Cook, 6-foot-2, 300 pounds, said new Pitt coach Paul Chryst suggested he look elsewhere because of his height.
“He didn’t think I would be able to get a fair shot at Pitt, basically because of my height,” Cook said. “Being a competitor, I wanted to go where I can play and to a place where I am needed and a place where I am wanted.”
Cook said he committed to Graham two days after receiving a scholarship offer and did not entertain further offers.
“I am a man of my word,” Cook said. “I shut it down.”
So Cook is heading to Miami (Ohio) instead.