The Pitt coaching staff continues to extend offers to players from the state of Florida. The target today was DE Jake Lichtenstein from Weston, Fla.
Lichtenstein (6-5, 235) is a strong side defensive end and rated a 3-star prospect by Rivals.com. Lichtenstein is the 19th defensive end that Pitt has offered and 8 of those players are from Florida.
“Recruiting is going great!! I’m finally seeing results from my hard work”, said Lichtenstein. “I’m just trying to enjoy the process.”
Along with Pitt, Lichtenstein currently holds 17 other offers, including ones from Iowa State, Kentucky, Louisville, Mississippi State, Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse, Temple and West Virginia.
“I need to find a school that is elite academically and athletically. I’m w winner, I need a winning team. Also, my family will be a influence in my decision.”
So what about Pitt? Was the offer a surprise or not?
“I was very excited about the offer”, said Lichtenstein. “I’ve been talking to them for a little bit, I knew they had interest. Coach Salem offered me and told me they want me, they need me and they have to have me.”
So is Pitt going to be someplace that Lichtenstein is going to take seriously ?
“Definitely!! I haven’t thought yet about visits although I think I’ll make it up (to Pittsburgh) this summer. I’m visiting Georgia Tech in a week and I’m going to Kentucky’s spring game. I’m fitting in my other visits in the spring and summer.”
Strongside Defensive Ends (offered by Pitt): Zach Carter, Josh Paschal, Jordan Williams, Jon Ford, Mathhew Butler, Jonathon MacCollister, Tommy Christ