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Jalen  Pitre

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Stafford, Texas

High School:
Stafford HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200

Position:
LB

Experience:
1L

Rangy returning starting linebacker with coverage skills ... Enrolled in January 2017 ... Earned praise from coaching staff during first spring practice ... Selected to Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in spring 2017.

2017 (Freshman): Played in all 12 games with eight starts ... Tallied 37 tackles, three TFLs, one sack and one PBU on season ... Started at No. 10 TCU, had five tackles ... Started vs. Iowa State, had four tackles and first career PBU ... Started vs. Texas Tech, made two tackles ... Started at Kansas, had two tackles and first career sack ... Made one tackle vs. Texas ... Had one tackle vs. No. 23 West Virginia ... Made two tackles and one TFL at No. 14 Oklahoma State ... Started at Kansas State, made four tackles ... Had two tackles vs. No. 3 Oklahoma ... Started, had four tackles and one QB hurry at Duke ... Started, made three tackles and first career TFL vs. UTSA ... Started in collegiate debut vs. Liberty, tallied seven tackles.

High School: All-district defensive back from Stafford (Texas) High School ... Played under head coach Ron Counter at SHS ... Rated nation's 73rd-best defensive back prospect in 2017 recruiting class by ESPN, ranked No. 78 by Scout and No. 126 by 247Sports ... Ranked No. 63 among Texas recruits by Rivals and No. 147 by ESPN ... Listed No. 43 among recruits in Houston on VYPE Top 100 ... Named 2016 District 12-4A Defensive MVP following senior season, led SHS to 4A DI regionals ... Also named to 2016 All-Greater Houston second team by Houston Chronicle ... Totaled 83 tackles (59 solo), seven TFL, six interceptions (93 return yards), one sack (11 yards), two hurries, four fumble recoveries (51 return yards) and four forced fumbles ... Junior season cut short for 11-1 Stafford squad ... Had 41 tackles and two PBUs before knee injury ... Earned 2014 District 12-4A Newcomer of Year honors as sophomore starting free safety for 8-4 SHS team that made area finals ... Made 78 tackles, six TFL, six interceptions -- one returned for TD -- and seven breakups ... Also had 133 yards and three TDs on 18 rushes as sophomore.

Personal: Son of Rick and Devita Pitre ... Pre-business major.

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