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Pettit puts visits on hold

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Deshler (Ohio) Patrick Henry three-star lineman Colt Pettit put on his baseball spikes for the first time in five years this spring to keep his competitive juices flowing, but that has put his recruitment on hold for the time being.
"I haven't been able to go out to any spring practices," Pettit said. "I am playing baseball so that takes up a lot of time. It's been good so far and I have been trying to keep in contact with most of the coaches."
The last recruiting-related activities Pettit was able to partake in were junior days back in the winter.
"I was able to go to a junior day at Indiana in January," Pettit said. "That's actually the third time I have been over there. I really like Indiana a lot, and they are real high up on my list right now.
"Every time I've went they have impressed me in different areas. The first time I went I saw the campus, which is gorgeous. The second time I went up there was a cookout on the field and was a very family-like atmosphere. The third time we went to a basketball game so it was real relaxed and we just had some fun."
Pettit also attended a junior day at Bowling Green in January, but his next campus visits will likely have to wait until the summer.
"There are a lot of schools that want me to [visit], and I really haven't [decided] which ones I need to go to that will be beneficial for me and beneficial for my family," Pettit said. "I definitely want to whittle down that list in the coming months for sure.
"With camps, I don't know if I will be attending any. I have 13 offers right now and that's a great number. It's not like I feel like I need to go out and earn an offer from another place, but there are also great things that come out of camps so I'm not going to [rule them out] right now."
West Virginia and Louisville are two schools that have not yet offered, but would like for Pettit to come down and see their campuses. He has connections or interest in both programs and is considering trips to those schools.
The 6-foot-4, 251-pound Pettit could potentially project on either the offensive or defensive lines in college, and he is being recruited for both.
"Most teams tell me a lot of it is going to be up to me," Pettit said. "A couple teams have told me… 'we have it approved by both our offensive and defensive coaches.' A lot of it is going to be what they feel I will be most beneficial to the team for."
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