Odessa (Texas) Permian defensive tackle Tate Pittman has been a Texas A&M commitment since March. Now with R.C Slocum out and rumors of Dennis Franchione being the top candidate where does the three-star tackle stand?
“I wasn’t planning on taking other visits and I was a very solid commitment to A&M,” Pittman, who is 6-foot-6 and 285 pounds, said. “But now that coach Slocum is gone and they’re going to bring in an entire new staff, I’m going to have to examine my options.”
And new options have presented themselves in the last 24 hours. Pittman said he’s received official visit offers from both Miami and LSU and he said he’s now likely to take visits to those schools.
Before he had committed, Pittman had offers from Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas Tech and quite a few others.
“I’m planning on taking visits to LSU and Miami,” he said. “I need to see what else is out there and make sure that I’ve found the right place.”
Pittman said he still, though, is going to take a wait and see approach with the situation at A&M, which he had set an official visit to for December 13 but that now is up in the air.
“I don’t know much about coach Franchione and I guess if he ends up being the guy, then I’ll have to learn more,” he said. “I hope whoever is hired does give me a call and let me get to know them better.”
Pittman is ranked as the nation’s No. 28 defensive tackle and the No. 49 player in the state of Texas.