June 21, 2011
PITTSBURGH—Pitt head football coach Todd Graham strengthened his 2011 freshman class today with the addition of heralded linebacker Ejuan Price.
A product of nearby Woodland Hills High, Price originally signed with Ohio State in February but was recently granted his release. He will have immediate eligibility for the upcoming season.
“Ejuan Price is an outstanding addition to our freshman class,” Graham said. “He comes from a tremendous football program in Woodland Hills. Ejuan is an explosive player who has great leadership abilities. He will fit in well with our defensive schemes and philosophies.”
The 6-foot, 235-pound Price was selected All-State Class AAAA by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers. He was a standout on both sides of the ball for Coach George Novak at Woodland Hills and helped the Wolverines earn berths in the past two WPIAL Class AAAA championship games.
Price is one of four Woodland Hills products to sign with Pitt this year, joining defensive lineman Khaynin Mosley-Smith and freshmen defensive backs Lafayette Pitts and Jevonte Pitts.
Ejuan Price, LB, 6-0, 235, Rankin, Pa., Woodland Hills
Starred on both sides of the ball for Woodland Hills as a linebacker and tight end…rated one of the top 15 middle linebacker prospects in the country by Scout…selected All-State Class AAAA by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers (second team)…Pennsylvania Football News All-Class AAAA (second team)… Pittsburgh Tribune-Review “Terrific 25”…All-Big East Conference…led team to a combined 21-6 mark his final two years, including back-to-back appearances in the WPIAL Class AAAA championship game…Woodland Hills went 12-2 his junior year, winning the WPIAL title and advancing to the PIAA state quarterfinals…as a senior, team went 9-4 and reached the WPIAL title game again…played under Coach George Novak…selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic (Pennsylvania vs. Ohio)…rated the nation’s No. 14 middle linebacker by Scout…rated the No. 16 prospect in Pennsylvania by SuperPrep and No. 19 by Rivals…SuperPrep All-Northeast Team…one of four Woodland Hills products to sign with Pitt this year, joining defensive lineman Khaynin Mosley-Smith and freshmen defensive backs Lafayette Pitts and Jevonte Pitts.
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