The position of tight end is a priority for Pitt this recruiting class and tonight they offered a player from the Midwest.
Mik’Quan Deane (6-4, 230) is a junior college tight end at Northeastern Oklahoma and tonight I just finished talking with him about the offer from Pitt and to find out more about him.
“I’m from Tulsa Oklahoma and went to Tulsa Memorial High School. My freshman year of high school I went to Metro Christian, which is a private school. I wasn’t academically ahead when I got there and that pretty much messed me up for my whole high school career because I pretty much was playing catch up all high school”, said Deane.
Deane tells me that after this upcoming season, he’ll have 2 more years of college eligibility remaining. Along with the offer from Pitt, Deane also holds offers from UAB, South Alabama, Syracuse, Central Florida, Colorado State and Nebraska.
Last season with Northeastern Oklahoma, Deane had 14 receptions for 130 yards and 4 touchdowns.
So, what about the offer from Pitt?
“Coach Salem was the coach from Pitt that offered me. It’s always a shock when I get an offer because believe it or not, every time I talk to a school I don’t have it in my mind that every team will offer me but I’m just blessed to be in this situation!”, said Deane.
“He (Coach Salem) told me that he’s looked over 200 Hudle highlight films and he needs a JUCO guy to come in play right now. Me and the another TE from Western Arizona (Jeremy Patton) are the only guys that he really wants”, said Deane.
Pitt has extended an offer to Patton tonight too.
Deane tells me that the strength of his game is his speed and that he compares his game to a younger Vernon Davis (formerly with the San Francisco 49ers).
Although nothing is set, Deane says that he talked with Salem about making an upcoming visit to Pitt.
Pitt fans, this is definitely a prospect to keep an eye on.