Warminster (Pa.) Archbishop Wood Catholic tight end Colin Thompson recently picked up a verbal scholarship offers from Pitt, his third of the recruiting process.
Boston College and Rutgers were the first two schools to verbally offer the 6-foot-5, 245-pound prospect, but it didn't take long for the Panthers to decide they wanted Thompson to be a part of their program.
"Pitt offered me last Tuesday," Thompson recalled. "Our coaches had been sending film of our scrimmages and first game (to Pitt). We didn't really throw the ball much but we were running the ball and I did a great job run blocking. That's something I've become very good at. It wasn't really a surprise to get the Pitt offer."
Those three schools may have a special place in Thompson's heart because they are the only schools to offer, but he will be taking a hard look at plenty of other schools that come along in the next few months.
"LSU, UNC and Stanford have interest in me. They're the biggest schools that haven't offered right now," he noted. "My coach has spoken to all their coaches. He really hasn't gone too in-depth with me about it but we've got a lot of mail from them."
Thompson said he does not have any favorite schools but he has a lot of interest in the three that have offered.
Archbishop Wood's season is going well as the school is 5-0 on the year. Thompson has been playing tight end, defensive end and long snapper. As a tight end he has caught 7 passes for 100 yards and a touchdown.