Pitt Football Recruiting: Dennis Briggs Displaying All-Around Talent

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I recently wrote about the efforts of Qadree Ollison, but another running back from Pitt's class of 2014 is having a big season as well.

Local kid Dennis Briggs of Shadyside Academy is having quite the year. Specifically, it's his all-around game that's impressive.

Briggs' team is a perfect 8-0 thus far this season and he's definitely doing his part. With only 55 carries on the season, the running back has 388 rushing yards (averaging just over seven yards per attempt) and five touchdowns. He also has eight receptions for 144 yards and three more scores.

It doesn't stop there, though. Briggs has been a terror on kickoff returns. In only three returns, he has 216 yards and two touchdowns, breaking those for 80 and 85-yard runs. Briggs even chips in on defense with seven tackles for loss, four sacks, and a fumble recovery as a defensive back.

Listed under 6'0" and 200 pounds, Briggs can add a different dimension to the running game if he can actually play at the next level. He's a different back than Isaac Bennett and James Conner and while he may not play next season, he could be a player to watch.

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