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Pittman’s Pocket: HBCU’s programs can still find diamonds | 5 prospects All-HBCU programs should be looking at

Pittman's Pocket: HBCU's programs can still find diamonds | 5 prospects All-HBCU programs should be looking at
Pittman’s Pocket: HBCU’s programs can still find diamonds | 5 prospects All-HBCU programs should be looking at

Rashard Godfrey, Dallas Sims, and Alvon Isaac signed with D1 programs over the past month, and all had offers from HBCU programs. Pittman’s Pocket highlighted all three prospects in the early months of recruiting for the 2024 recruiting class this past January.

Godfrey, Sims, and Isaac were all rated 3-star prospects with ratings at 85 for each prospect.

Isaac signed with USF, Godfrey to Iowa, and Dallas to Minnesota.

All 3 had HBCU offers; Jackson State offered both Sims a Canadian Prospect, and Godfrey a product from Seffner, Florida, scholarships. FAMU and Bethune-Cookman both offered Alvon and Sims.

Still HBCU coaches, you still have the opportunity to land more talent.

Here at NFLDRAFTDIAMNODS and Pittman’s Pocket, we put the month of January articles together for the August and September recruiting board for the 2023-2024 season and wanted to showcase a few players we feel can make an impact right away.

Grant Pettigrew

A 6’5, 220-pound DE/DT from Jacksonville, FL is still available. Grant has great length and range. Can move side line to side line. He plays progressive, so he has to continue to be put in the best position because he has the potential to be at his best even when he is having an off game. The kid ceiling is high. Right now he is rated 3 stars. He recently picked up offers from the University of Charlotte and Western Kentucky. 

Jaylen Neal

Neal is a very good athlete from Yanceyville, North Carolina, and in that town, everybody knows Mr. Neal, because he is the talk of the town. He has genetic size and speed. Neal has very good hands & sense of ball security directed toward his body-catching range. He is a Potential SWAC prospect!!!. So Far Neal has Interest from North Carolina A&T and Celebration Champions North Carolina Central University.

Tyron Moore

A DeLand, Florida native that plays Quarterback and is a 6’2 gunslinger that weighs 215 pounds. Moore is a very productive dual-threat QB and 2 yr starter at Deland High School, that has been a prospect rising at various Spring camps, most recently Rivals. Bethune-Cookman was his most recent HBCU offer. Tyron will prove coaches wrong this 2023-2024 season. 

Damon McMillian

An Armwood High School offensive lineman who has NFL size at 6’3 and 335 pounds. McMillian is a massive offensive Guard from a Powerhouse school at Armwood. They are known to produce offensive linemen, year after year. Damon will put his paws on you, and drive you down the field. He recently picked up an offer with his teammate Rashard Godfrey about a month ago from THE Jackson State Tigers. 

Tyler Pruitt

The Hillsborough High School offensive lineman/defensive lineman has the versatility to play both sides of the football. The 6’1, 285-pound OL/DL is a very disruptive defensive lineman, with very violent hands and sure pass-rush explosiveness. He can tread gaps and win in his one on ones. One of Tampa’s top D-Line prospects. FAMU checks him out, as well as JSU and Alcorn. Several schools should be on this kid, he has a heart.

Brian Pittman

Worked as a Scout and volunteer for the East n West Shriners game in 2016-2017. Also attended the Hula bowl and Tropical Bowl games. 2022 Also was a independent Agent and Scout at the CGS bowl game in 2021. Worked All star games like the EPS All-Americans game in 2017.

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