Pitts Sets Official Visit

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North Hall High School (Gainesville, GA) star T.J. Pitts has set one official visit, and it’s the only one he has set at this time. Will it be the only official visit he takes?

“Yes sir, I do have an official visit set to Virginia,” Pitts said. “It’s in November for the Maryland game I think. It’s the only one I have set right now. I’ll probably take a couple of visits before I decide.”

Anthony Poindexter, who is Pitts’ primary recruiter for the Cavaliers, visited North Hall High School during UVa’s bye week and calls weekly (last spoke to T.J. last Thursday). The 2 have developed a good relationship, which is one of the reasons UVa is at the top of Pitts’ list right now.

“Virginia’s probably the school I’m really looking at right now,” said Pitts, who is also considering Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech and UNC. Only UNC and UVa have offered among the group. “I think I have a good base with Coach Poindexter. I really like him a lot. He knows the game. I really like the coaching staff.”

There are 2 schools who could give UVa some serious competition if they were to offer…both are from the SEC.

“Georgia or Florida,” Pitts replied, asked if there were other schools who would be high on his list if they offered. “They are close to home. I don’t think they would jump ahead of UVa. I feel good about how Virginia plays and where they are going to go.”

Georgia is showing serious interest at this point, but has yet to offer. They were in attendance for a North Hall game recently.

“Georgia was at our game the week before last,” North Hall Head Coach Bob Christmas said. “They said they had 1 or 2 open spots and they were interested in T.J. He went down there for a game…the LSU game. I have not talked to them since then.”

Mississippi State and Virginia Tech have also offered Pitts. Mississippi State doesn’t appear to be in serious contention at the moment, while Virginia Tech has not spoken with T.J. in a month.


Pitts has enjoyed an excellent senior season. Very fast, the 5-10, 195-pound back runs the 40 in 4.35 seconds.

“He’s having a really good year,” Christmas said. “Last week we won easily. He only had 9 carries but he had 158 yards. He’s having a phenomenal year.”

Pitts, who says he’s being recruited primarily to play tailback but could play defensive back as well, believes speed is his greatest asset.

“I think