For a long time Pitt has been seen as the school to beat for three-star Pennsylvania linebacker Jaylen Coleman.
With good reason.
The 6-foot-1, 220-pound linebacker from Pittsburgh (Pa.) Peabody has long maintained himself that the Panthers are at the top of his list. He reaffirmed those sentiments just a week ago and he's still saying Pitt has the edge.
"You know it," Coleman replied when asked whether Pitt was still his list. "I just like the coaches. I have a closer relationship with the coaches at Pitt than anyone else so far."
That said, Coleman still hasn't committed and doesn't appear to be on the verge of shutting down the recruiting process.
In fact, another school from the other side of the country is starting to show some interest and Coleman is all ears.
"Arizona State hit me up on Facebook asking if I would be interested in them and I said yeah. They're going to sit down as a staff and talk about whether they want to offer me. If they do then they want me to take an official visit out there. I would like to go check it out," Coleman said.
Is distance something that would work against the Pac-12 school?
"I don't know. I don't think I would mind going away from home," he answered.
Coleman plans on taking an unofficial visit to Temple sometime soon. He's also pondering an official visit to his number two school.
"I'm thinking I might take an official visit to Cincinnati," Coleman added. "They're right behind Pitt on my list."