21 MS ATH Chandler Pittman Talks Michigan State
Even though he just completed his freshman year of football at the high school level, Magee (MS) 2021 ATH Chandler Pittman is already turning heads on the recruiting trail and is hearing from plenty of Division One programs as he prepares for his sophomore season.
One of the schools that Pittman is hearing from so far is #5 Michigan State and Spartan Nation recently spoke with the 5-foot-11, 150-pound standout to talk about his recruiting process early on.
“It’s actually a great process,” he said. “It’s a learning process and something that I want to be able to hold onto until I get to my senior year.”
When it comes to the Spartans, Pittman admitted that one particular name sticks out to him, former Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell. Bell who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittman said he tries to model his game after the former Michigan State star.
“Le’Veon Bell, that’s what sticks out to me, he’s one of my favorite running backs,” he said. “For me, I compare myself to his game a lot.”
A big question for many recruits from down south is whether or not they would be open to the idea of coming north to play when they reach college, but Pittman said that he would strongly consider a northern school like Michigan State if he were to receive an offer. “Not at all,” he said. “I would love to.”
With the camp season quickly approaching, Pittman said that he hadn’t given much thought to the idea of also heading north for camps, but said he wouldn’t mind coming to Big Ten country for a camp this summer.
As a freshman, Pittman compiled nearly 2,500 yards of total offense playing quarterback for his high school and his season-long performance led to an invite for him to play in the Football University Freshman All-American Bowl. “I had the opportunity to play with the best in my class,” said of the opportunity. “I learned and gained a lot from that experience.”
But with plenty of time at the high school level left, Pittman, who admitted that he would like to play quarterback at the next level said that he still feels there is plenty of room for improvement for him at the quarterback position.
“I think my strength is my field vision my feet and my cuts are very precise, I’m just kind of slippery,” he said. “I think I can get better as a high school quarterback. I’ve really worked on my quarterback mechanics because, most likely, I’ll be playing quarterback for the next three years for my high school. I’m just trying to get the technique down and stay working on my craft.”
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