Allderdice defensive lineman commits to Pitt
Allderdice defensive tackle Tyrique Jarrett became the first City League player to commit to Pitt this year when he gave Panthers coaches his verbal commitment today.
Allderdice coach Jerry Haslett said Jarrett, 6-foot-3, 325 pounds, doesn't look that big.
"He looks like he's 290," Haslett said. "People look at him and say, 'He isn't 325.' I say, 'Yes, he is. And he can run.' "
Jarrett claims to be in superior physical condition. "I'm not a sloppy person," he said. "I'm built Ford tough."
Cincinnati, Connecticut, Akron, Temple and Hampton (Va.) also offered scholarships, but he said he chose Pitt so his family can watch him play.
Jarrett, who lives in the West End, is the 14th member of the Class of the 2012 to commit to Pitt and the fourth from the WPIAL or City League, joining Clairton wide receiver Trenton Coles, Upper St. Clair linebacker Dakota Conwell and Sto-Rox cornerback Marzett Geter.
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