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Talented 2016 ATH high on Pitt, WVU

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When it comes to his college position, Class of 2016 Aliquippa (Pa.) athlete Kaezon Pugh still isn't sure where he'll be on the field. But that hasn't stop two programs from pushing for his commitment already.
Pugh said over the weekend that Pittsburgh and West Virginia, both schools that have offered, continue to show heavy interest. Earlier this month he was on campus at Pitt for the Panthers camp.
"I went up to the camp a couple weeks ago and tested and worked out so it was really nice," he said. "Me and Coach Rudolph got a chance to workout together and we're getting closer and closer now. He keeps me in the loop and lets me know what's going on down there. It was nice but I didn't get a chance to see everything so I want to go back again."
With Rudolph serving as the Panthers offensive coordinator it would stand to reason that Pugh will be playing offense if he were to pick Pitt, but he said that's not exactly the case.
"I'm only going into my junior year yet so I'm just getting recruited as an athlete," he said. "By my senior year I'll know but right now they classify me as an athlete. Once I'm in college they'll see what the best fit is for me."
West Virginia has taken a straight forward approach with Pugh, something he said he can appreciate.
"Things are going pretty good with them," he said. "One thing they said was that you're not just going to come in and start you're going to have to work for it and that's what I like, they're not just going to give me something I'm going to have to work for it and I like that honesty."
Pugh hasn't visited since February, but the Mountaineers coaches are working to change that.
"I've been talking a lot with Coach Gibson and we're pretty cool," Pugh said. "They want me to come back and see everything again so I'm hoping I can do that sometime soon."
Other schools showing interest include Penn State and Michigan State, but Pugh said he's done camping for the summer and is ready to shift the focus to his upcoming junior year.
"I don't think I'm going to camp anymore this summer," he said. "I might take a few visits but I think I'll do some more of that in the fall."
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