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Pitt picks up a verbal, sorta {UPDATE} | June

With Pitt's prospect camp underway, it was speculated that Pitt could pick up a commitment from Sto Rocks athlete Marzett Geter. That appears to be the case:

Sto-Rox senior cornerback Marzett Geter today became the first member of 2012 to make a verbal commitment to Pitt.

Geter, 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, said he made his decision two days ago, but he still plans to take visits to other schools.

"I wanted to verbally commit (to Pitt), and keep my options open," Geter said.

So, uh, that's what passes for a verbal commitment these days? I'm happy that a guy the coaching staff wants feels strongly about Pitt. However, that's not a particularly enthusiastic statement, particularly since he's planning on taking other vists and presumably working on getting more scholarship offers. As of now, Pitt is his only scholarship offer.

The elephant in the room may be that Geter happens to be teammates with a very talented linebacker named Deaysean Rippy. Rippy has his choice of colleges, including heavyweights like Alabama, Florida and USC. I have no "inside information" or "sources" or anything like that, but I do wonder about Geter's lack of even MAC-level offers and his relationship to Rippy. This staff has already shown a willingness to offer a player in order to get another player that they truly want, so my initial thought is that this may be a little bit of that.  We'll see.

In any event, Geter plays defensive back, receiver and returns kicks for Sto Rocks.

[Update]: More awesome news from Marzett:

Marzett says that he is currently about 75% committed to Pitt, but will be keeping his options open and visiting other schools. His list currently includes Toledo, Syracuse, Akron, West Virginia, and Michigan

Awesome. Who wouldn't want to check out Toledo and Akron - schools that haven't even offered yet?

"Underwhelmed" is probably the right adverb for now.

Highlights after the jump: