After a weeks worth of recruiting, the Pitt football coaches are back in town preparing for Thursday’s game at Heinz Field against North Carolina.
Over the past week, plenty of offers were handed out and has resulted in an out-of-state recruit making a visit.
2019 cornerback MJ Griffin from Saline, Michigan tells PSN that he’ll be traveling to Pittsburgh for Thursday’s game. Griffin (6-foot-1, 180 pounds) is a 3-star recruit with early offers from Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa State, Kentucky, Louisville and Temple.
Currently, Pitt hasn’t offered but that could change this week.
PSN talked with Griffin about his recruitment and his upcoming trip to Pittsburgh.
”I’ve actually been talking with Pitt since 9th grade when I was going to a different high school. The coach I’ve been talking with is Coach Hill and we’ve continued to build our relationship,” said Griffin.
”Now I’m at Saline High School and we continue to talk and build our relationship. I recently asked Coach Hill if I could come down for a game and he was definitely excited.”
This coming week will be Griffin’s first visit to Pittsburgh and he’s excited to finally get here.
“I’m excited to see Pitt play in person and hope to see and experience a lot while I’m there,” said Griffin.
“I’m really excited to see and meet the coaching staff because I’d you don’t have a good relationship with them you won’t feel comfortable possibly going there.”
When describing his play on the field, Griffin tells me his strength is his press and man-to-man coverage skills.
“As far as a possible offer from Pitt, that would be huge. I would definitely take that to heart and would definitely be thinking about them if I were to get an offer. A Pitt offer would be great.”
— MJ Griffin (@Biggriff72) October 15, 2017
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