Over the weekend, the Pitt football team hosted a bunch of prospects from the state of Virginia. Today, they extended an offer to a tight end prospect from that state.
Andrew Park is a big prospect (6-5, 235) from Burke, Virginia and is rated as a 3-star prospect by Rivals. Moments ago, I spoke with Park about the offer and his recruitment.
“Coach Salem asked me to call him and he offered me over the phone. I was excited because Pitt is a great school and has a great history with good football team”, said Park. “What stands out to me is the education I can get there, it’s a great school. Also, I feel that I could play early there. That’s something Coach Salem talked to me about.”
The offer today by Pitt came as a surprise to Park.
“I haven’t had any contact at all with Pitt. It’s my first contact with Coach Salem or any Pitt coach was today.”
Since it was their first conversation, I asked Park what Salem said to him when making the offer and what Pitt liked about him.
“Coach Salem said he needs guys who can run down field and catch passes as well as block the defensive end and the linebacker, that’s my game. I can be attached or detached, I can block well and also catch passes and score”, said Park.
Aside from Pitt, Park has offers from Maryland and Miami of Ohio. He also tells me he’s getting interest from Tennessee, Duke, Temple and Cincinnati (could be close to offering).
“I believe that I’m the prototype tight end. I’m tall, big, I can run deep, can run after the catch, can break tackles, can catch short passes and can block really well”, said Park.
Park tells me that he’s interested in visiting Pitt and to come watch one of the spring practices. He’s also going to be making upcoming visits to Maryland and Tennessee.
“I don’t have any timetable to make a commitment. When I find the right fit, I’ll commit. But I’m going to look at all my options first to make sure I make the right decision.”