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Pittsburgh Athlete Talks Illini Offer

When spring practice ended, Fighting Illini assistant coaches got busy on the recruiting trail, traveling far and wide in search of talent. Running back coach DeAndre Smith is responsible for western Pennsylvania, and he is the principle recruiter for running back Lafayette Pitts.

Running backs coach DeAndre Smith has been busy improving Illinois rushers, but he's also been active on the recruiting trail. He visited Woodland Hills to check up on rising senior Lafayette Pitts last month. "DeAndre Smith came to one of our practices in late May," Pitts explains. "It was after the visit that my offer came. He wanted to make sure that my height was what was listed. I like... Recommended Stories

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