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December 23, 2012

Unknown Quantity, But Decent Offers

Filed under: Football,Recruiting — Chas @ 1:35 pm

That’s the best way to describe the newest verbal to Pitt. There’s not a lot to say about James Julius, the cornerback out of Orlando, Florida who verbaled to Pitt this morning. Any real details about his commit are behind the recruiting site paywalls.

What details are known are that he is an unevaluated/nostar to 2-star recruit.

He is 5-10 to 5-11 at 165-175 pounds. He had offers from Iowa State, Cinci and Boise State. All programs that do well by finding (and developing) diamond-in-the-rough players.

Or there could be a more cynical view about his recruitment…

Julius is scheduled to take a visit for the January 11 weekend with his teammate Dominic Walker. A recruit who just happens to be a wide receiver. A WR with offers from Nebraska, WVU, Floida, FSU, Miami. Most sites list him as a 3-star recruit, except for ESPN.com which says 4-star.

The scouting report on Walker from ESPN.com (Insider subs):

Walker is an impressive outside wide receiver prospect who is capable of reaching top speed rapidly and threatening vertically on every snap. He is tall, rangy, has some natural bulk and a wide wingspan to create space and separation. He drives off the line with purpose and threatens a DB’s cushion right away. He is very smooth and athletic for a big wide receiver. He is quick and displays good change-of-direction skills. He is not afraid to go over the middle and is very effective on slants and underneath quick hitters…

And we all know Pitt is trying to make sure they bring in a couple more WRs to this class.

 





E2C–Reed is spot on based on everything I have ever heard about Pitt policy over the years. As far as 5th year seniors being let go–they have ample time to graduate and get a degree–including their last Pitt summer, if need be, to get those last class or two or three in if they haven’t already graduated. No one making reasonable academic progress gets run off without a degree.

Comment by pitt1972 12.26.12 @ 12:10 pm

[…] visit. It doesn’t mean he still won’t sign, but it could also be a mutual thing. I speculated when he verbaled that it might have something to do with wanting to get his teammate, WR Dominic Walker. Walker, […]


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