Tee Denson, a cornerback out of Cedar Grove High School in Ellenwood, Georgia, who committed to Pitt in June, announced on Thursday morning that he had decommitted from the program. The recruit cited recent interest from other ACC schools among his reasons for the change in plans.
”First off, I want to thank the University of Pittsburgh for recruiting me, recognizing my talents and giving me an opportunity to play at the next level. At this time, I would like to decommit from the University of Pittsburgh,” Denson wrote in a message posted on Twitter. “Choosing a school is a life-changing decision that will affect my future, so I want to keep my recruitment open to make sure I’m making the best decision for myself. I will let God lead the way on this journey. Respect my decision.”
Denson holds three-star ratings from ESPN and Rivals, and he drew a total of 28 offers during the early stages of his recruitment, including six from Power Five programs. However, since committing to Pitt, he has added offers from several ACC programs, including Miami, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest, and that prompted him to rethink his decision.
”Pitt didn’t do anything wrong,” Denson told Chad Simmons of Rivals on Thursday. “But this decision is life-changing, so I want to make sure I am making the right one. Pitt is still in it, but I am mainly focused on Wake Forest, Virginia Tech and Miami.”
The next step for Denson is visiting the schools in question, and Simmons noted that the cornerback will head to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Nov. 23 to visit Wake Forest, a team currently ranked No. 19 in the AP poll. He has no other visits lined up at this point but plans to sign with a school in December.
Denson amassed 29 total tackles, five interceptions, two pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery as a sophomore. He followed that up with 26 solo tackles, 15 assisted tackles and an interception in his junior season.