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Maryland cornerback Coates verbally commits to Pitt

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Saturday, July 30, 2011
 

Cornerback Marchez Coates put an exclamation point on a busy summer when he made a verbal commitment to attend Pitt.

Coates, who is entering his senior season at McDonough High School in Pomfret, Md., traveled to eight camps in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina and North Carolina and he earned MVP honors at each, McDonough coach Luke Ethington said.

"I'm not a big combine guy, but I think that does say something about the young man's athletic ability," he said.

Coates, 5-foot-11, 172 pounds, had offers from Pitt, Eastern Michigan and Robert Morris, but Ethington said Kansas State, Penn State, Miami, Tennessee and TCU made recent inquiries. He expected more to follow this season.

"But he was ready to make his commitment," Ethington said, "and Pitt was where his heart was."

Coates is Pitt's 11th recruit from the class of 2012.

 

 

 
 


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