October 9, 2010

Injured LB still solid with Pitt

Sicklerville (N.J.) Timber Creek linebacker Quinton Alston announced where he would be attending college over the summer so he could focus all of his attention on his senior season, but so far it has been a frustrating year.

The 6-foot-1, 218-pound Pitt commit played one game before suffering an injury that has kept him out of action since.

"At this moment I'm not active," Alston said on Saturday. "I just had surgery done on my meniscus. I tore it but it's nothing major. I'll be back in 4-6 weeks.

"When they did the surgery they found out my meniscus was abnormally large, so they cut out the torn portion and it's regular size now."

Alston, ranked the No. 21 inside linebacker in the nation and the No. 12 prospect in Pennsylvania, hasn't had any doubts about where he wants to spend his college years.

"Definitely, it's not changing," Alston said when asked whether his commitment is solid. "I love Pitt. I stay in contact with all of the coaches. We have a very great relationship."

Prior to committing to Pitt back in June, Alston had received offers from a host of other schools such as Boston College, Cincinnati, Iowa, Louisville, NC State, Stanford, UVa, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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