Jan. 10, 2007
Revis, a native of
"I am a hometown guy and it has been a dream come true to be able to play for the
"From the beginning, we wanted to make sure Darrelle had all of the information he needed to make the right decision regarding his future," Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt said. "Given the feedback he has received, we support Darrelle in his decision to apply for the NFL Draft. He is an exceptional football player and an even better young man. It has been an honor to be his coach the last two years.
"Having coached in the NFL, I know what teams are looking for and Darrelle has both the necessary tangibles and intangibles. Somebody is going to get one heck of a cornerback in this spring's draft."
Revis earned first team All-Big East each of the last two years. He is the first Pitt cornerback to be selected first team all-conference twice since Hank Poteat, now a member of the New York Jets, accomplished the feat in 1998 and 1999.
A semifinalist for the Thorpe Award, Revis scored three touchdowns this past season, including two on interception returns and one on a thrilling 73-yard punt return against
Since 2002, Pitt has had five underclassmen declare for the NFL Draft. In addition to Revis, the others include receiver Antonio Bryant (2002), free safety Ramon Walker (2002), receiver Larry Fitzgerald (2004) and receiver Greg Lee (2006).
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