2010 Scouting Report: Ready to make significant contributions in Pitt's receiving corps following a distinguished offseason...a junior-college transfer, Cross initially joined the Panthers as a quarterback in 2008...moved to receiver in 2009 and, following a redshirt campaign, is poised to make his final season his best...a recipient of the Ed Conway Award, which is annually presented to the most improved players of spring drills.
2009: Did not play in any games and redshirted...made productive use of his inactive season on the scout squad and was selected Pitt's Offensive Prep Player of the Year.
2008: Played in two games at quarterback, including the Iowa and USF contests...on the very first play of his Pitt career, darted 17 yards for a TD on a QB draw against Iowa...rushed four times for 15 yards on the season overall.
Junior College: The nation's No. 2 junior-college quarterback according to Rivals...rated one of the country's top 50 JUCO prospects overall by SuperPrep...two-time All-Jayhawk Conference selection at Fort Scott C.C. (Ks.)...was named the 2007 Jayhawk Conference Offensive Player of the Year and NJCAA Region VI Offensive MVP...rated the No. 2 player overall in the region...Honorable Mention NJCAA All-American...paced the Jayhawk Conference in passing yards (2,127) and total offense (2,529)...accounted for 23 touchdowns (17 passing and six rushing)...ranked third nationally in total offense in the JUCO ranks, averaging 233 yards per game...Cross led a rejuvenation of Fort Scott's football program...prior to his arrival, Fort Scott lost its prior 24 contests...in his two seasons as the team's starting quarterback, Fort Scott went 16-8, won two conference titles and advanced to two bowl games...Fort Scott went 9-3 in 2007, the program's best record since 1973, and played in the Valley of the Sun Bowl, where Cross threw two touchdowns and ran for an 85-yard score...played under Coach Jeff Sims at Fort Scott.
High School: All-city performer for Glynn Academy..."Super 11" honoree who was considered the top athlete in Southeast Georgia...played under Rob Riddings...also an all-region performer in basketball...Honor Roll student.
Personal: Gregory LaMarr Cross Jr., born 2/16/88, is the son of Dora Grant and Greg Cross Sr....has two brothers...social sciences major.
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James Conner Media Briefing
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