Pitt head coach Paul Chryst landed another local blue-chipper for the future on Friday when Central Valley high school standout Jordan Whitehead announced in a press conference today that he had committed to Pitt.
What school Whitehead was going to choose has been a hot topic as of late and the Panthers landed him over West Virginia, Penn State, Ohio State and others.
Whitehead is a four-star recruit in every ratings service and Rivals.com lists him as the 30th-best defensive back in the 2015 class. At No. 248 overall, he is one of just two WPIAL players ranked in the Rivals Top 250. According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Whitehead is the 20th ranked cornerback and 156th overall prospect in the 2015 class. He also was selected for the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, which will be played on Jan. 4 in Carson, CA.
Through five games as a senior, Whitehead has registered 39 tackles, three interceptions, a forced fumble and a pass breakup. A four-year starter, he has 14 career interceptions and 52 pass breakups.
With the Panthers so thin at corner this season, Whitehead likely could compete for playing time next year as a true freshman.
With only a few scholarships left to hand out for the Class of 2015, Chryst certainly hit a home run here.
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