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Revis names top six

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Two-sport star Darelle Revis (6-foot-0, 170 pounds, 4.5-second 40-yard dash) from Aliquippa, Pa. is still interested in playing football and basketball at the next level, and may be given that opportunity. Rated the No. 30 cornerback prospect in the country by Rivals.com, three schools think he could play both sports at the next level.
So far Pitt, West Virginia, Purdue, and Michigan State are all interested in his football skills, whereas Toledo, Western Kentucky, Duquesne, and St. Bonaventure like his talents on the hardwood. Kansas, Akron, and UConn are all interested in seeing him play both sports. Although he hasn’t come to a decision on which sport -- if not both -- he will play in college, six schools have jumped into the lead for his signature.
“My top schools are Pitt, West Virginia, Toledo, Purdue, Kansas, and Michigan State,” he said. Pitt, West Virginia, Kansas, Toledo, and Akron have all shown equal interest and have extended scholarship offers. He said he is still open, but he knows what he is looking for in general.
“First of all is the environment,” he said. “A lot of coaches call, and say they are close to home, but that doesn’t matter. I am looking at the player/coach relationships and the academics.”
He has not set any official visits, but he has spoken to Kansas about a trip. The Jayhawks told him to pick any weekend in December, and he would be welcome. This will be his first chance to see his top schools, as he has not taken any unofficial trips, and was unable to attend any camps this summer.
Revis averaged 25.4 points per game as a junior, leading the WPIAL, and was named first team AA all-state. He will have guidance in whichever sport he chooses, as he is the nephew of former Pitt and current NFL football star Sean Gilbert and former Duquesne basketball player Mark Gilbert.
Revis is working diligently to become academically eligible. He maintains a 2.5 GPA and is scheduled to retake the exam in December.
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