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Petrishen “Closer” To Decision

Pittsburgh, Virginia and Wake Forest have been and continue to be the top three schools for John Petrishen, a safety prospect out of Central Catholic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The 6’2”, 195-pound senior hopes to visit all three favorites in the coming weeks.

“I’m visiting Pitt unofficially this weekend, and I will visit WF and Virginia within the next few weeks,” Petrishen wrote in a direct message via Twitter. He adds that he is “not exactly sure” of the dates the Virginia and Wake Forest trips will take place, but he is “eyeing up” the September 13 Louisville game for his visit to Charlottesville. He is also not sure if they will be official or unofficial visits.

These three schools have been Petrishen’s favorites for a few months now. What more is he looking to find out about each?

“For UVa, I’m really looking forward to meeting Coach London. He wasn’t there on my [first visit to UVa earlier this year],” he wrote. “Other than that, really looking forward to seeing what the campus is like while students and people are actually there. Also, I want to see what the game atmosphere is like for each school.”

Though he hasn’t met Mike London in person, Petrishen has spoken to the Cavaliers head coach, who is optimistic coming off a 2-10 season in 2013.

“Coach London is basically saying that he is there to stay and that, with this class, they are a program on the rise,” Petrishen wrote. “He wants me to join all the great players that they already have in this class. He thinks we can be something special. He also says that the athletic-academic combination of UVA is really hard to beat. Hard to get much better.”

All three schools are recruiting Petrishen as a safety. UVa has expressed interest in using him as a punt returner as well.

“Coach Archer said he loved my punt return clips on my film,” Petrishen said.

Discussing how he will determine where he will spend the next four or five years of his life, Petrishen wrote: “I’m just waiting for it to hit me. I’m waiting for that moment to come that tells me where I know I belong, what fits me the best. In the past few months I wasn’t ready to commit, but now I’m getting ready to