The Pitt Panthers were one of the first teams to show interest in Austintown (Ohio) Fitch's Billy Aaron. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound athlete has consistently reciprocated that interest, and this past weekend was back on Pitt's campus.
Pitt signed Aaron's close friends and teammates, Chris Davis and Demitrious Davis in the class of 2012.
"I pretty much just visited the twins yesterday," Aaron said. "I absolutely love Pittsburgh in general and the twins absolutely love it. Everything is going great for them right now."
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Aaron had received a verbal offer from Todd Graham's staff at Pittsburgh, but he has been working to build a relationship with head coach Paul Chryst and the new staff at Pitt.
"I talked to them a lot at the Pitt camp and I am going to go up there a couple more times this month," Aaron said. "They haven't gotten to know me personally yet, and that's what they are really talking about - getting to know me more."
Aaron does not have an offer from the new Pitt staff, but he attended their camp last month to work out for the Panthers.
"They told me to go as running back, so that's what I went as," Aaron said. "I was going to go both ways, but the second session was different than the first and it would have been hard to transfer from running back to DB."
Aaron also attended Bowling Green's camp, and ran a 4.3 40-yard dash for the Falcons' coaching staff. Akron is another program showing interest.
"Early on in the off-season I was talking to Akron a lot," Aaron said. "I went up there for a visit and their campus was absolutely beautiful. I was going to go to one of their camps, but I had something going on and couldn't make it."
This upcoming fall, Aaron will start at both running back and cornerback for Austintown Fitch. He estimated he rushed for an average of 180 yards a game last fall as a junior.