Jaryd Jones-Smith, West Catholic's 6-foot-7, 320-pound offensive lineman, flipped a few pages in his spiral notebook Tuesday afternoon before he found his place.
Somewhere in his physics book was the short speech he had written before announcing his oral commitment to Pittsburgh, a school he officially visited in December with his mother.
"I have a free eighth period," Jones-Smith said. "So I had a little bit of time to write it."
Jones-Smith projects to be an offensive tackle at Pittsburgh. He played on both sides of the line with the Burrs.
"They told me I might be redshirted," Jones-Smith said. "But they told me they want me to come in and just compete for a spot."