South Carolina leads for Pittman

The 2015 class was out in full force on Friday during Florida’s Friday Night Lights camp in the Swamp.

One of the top 2015 prospects in attendance Friday night was Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast linebacker Sherrod Pittman. “I showed out during the camp,” Pittman said. “I did my thing and I did good in drills. I did my best in everything during the camp. Being from First Coast, we like to perform well everywhere.”

The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Pittman spent most of his time at Florida with his former teammate, and current Gator, Daniel McMillian, who is recruiting Pittman to Florida.

“He tells me Florida’s a great school and they have your back here,” Pittman said. “They take care of you here and they will never let you down. You can play here and ball out in their defense under coach (Will) Muschamp.

Pittman was able to work hand in hand with new defensive coordinator and linebacker coach D.J. Durkin.
“I know the coaching staff here is different from our staff at First Coast,” Pittman said. “They like to do speed turns different here, they want it at 90 degrees instead of 45 degrees that we do in high school. The coaching staff here pushes you to do your best and they never let you quit until you gave it your all.”

First Coast has had some really good players come through their program, and Pittman says he models his game after two in particular.

“I try to model my game after Daniel and Reggie Northrop,” Pittman said. “I have to cover a lot so I can shut down people like Reggie, but I model my game after Daniel because he is crazy out there and his intensity helps him hit people.”

Pittman says South Carolina is a slight leader for him, despite his recent visit to Florida.

UPDATE: Pittman announced Sunday via Twitter, that he will decide between Florida and South Carolina on Monday.


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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.