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Woodland Hills’ Brinson commits to Pitt

Steffan Brinson, one of the fastest players in the state, made a verbal commitment to Pitt on Wednesday.

The Woodland Hills senior tailback-cornerback chose the Panthers over offers from Cincinnati and Connecticut.

“I wanted to commit and get it off my mind so it wouldn’t be a distraction,” said Brinson, who is qualified for freshman eligibility. “I always knew I liked Pitt, so I decided to commit.”

Where Brinson will play is debatable. The 6-foot, 190-pound Brinson, who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds, has rushed for 290 yards and two touchdowns on 61 carries this season.

He was named All-Parkway Conference at cornerback as a sophomore, when he also won the WPIAL Class AAA 100-meter dash.

GRATTON CHOOSES JAMES MADISON

Bethel Park senior April Gratton has made a verbal commitment to play basketball at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va.

The 5-foot-11 forward, who averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds per game last season, chose the Dukes over Ohio and West Virginia.

“Everything was so nice about James Madison,” Gratton said. “The coaches and the players were awesome. It all just fit right.”

Gratton has scored 1,200 career points at Bethel Park and is rated as the second-best senior by Super Girls Scouting Service.


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