Cleveland Glenville cornerback Sean Draper had visited Pitt over the summer to take part in a football camp. Draper was back on campus this past weekend along with teammate Willie Henry for the pair's official visits.
"When I went down there with the old coaching staff I got a feel for the environment but I didn't have an offer back then," Draper said. "When I went up there this time, I got more of a feel for it so they moved up.
"What was interesting to me this time was the academic resources and how they are separate from the life skills that they have."
Besides Henry, Draper also spent time with fellow official visitors Ryan Lewis of Seattle, Wash., and Terrell Jackson of Columbus, Ohio. Among the Pitt coaching staff, Draper said he was around defensive backs coach Matt House the most.
"When we sat down, they told me they could tell I was a great kid," Draper said. "Coach House used to coach Andre Evans, who went to Glenville. They asked [Evans] about me and they asked Coach [Ted] Ginn. They were saying I was the kind of kid they needed. On the football side, he said he liked my size and my ability to open up."
Prior to this weekend's trip to Pitt, Draper had taken official visits to Hawaii (Dec. 2), Iowa (Dec. 16) and Louisville (Jan. 13). He currently plans to make his final official visit to Illinois next weekend, and said all five teams are still under consideration.
"I'm probably going to start narrowing it down in my head and with my family this week," Draper said. "I will come up with a decision after this last visit."