It’s no secret that Pat Narduzzi and Pitt are looking for a tight end or two in this year’s recruiting class.
A few weeks ago, Pitt offered a couple junior college tight ends and tonight, they’ve made an offer to one from California.
Erik Krommenhoek (6-5, 237) from Monte Vista High School in Danville, California got the news today that he received the offer from Pitt.
“I was a little surprised when they offered me”, said Krommenhoek. “I have been in contact with coach Tim Salem for a while now and I knew we had built a good relationship. He knew I was very interested in the University and I knew he liked me as a player and competitor but it was my first Power 5 offer so it was an exciting surprise for sure.”
Along with Pitt, Krommenhoek also has offers from Harvard, Yale, University of Nevada Reno, UNLV and Wyoming.
“I have been talking to several schools from Power 5 conferences that will be visiting our spring practices, but I can’t accurately predict when a school will decide when they are ready to offer. I’m super excited for the opportunity Pitt has given to me and can’t wait to learn more about their program.”
Anytime a school on the East coast offers a player from the opposite coast, you always have to wonder if distance would be an issue?
” Pitt is a location I will definitely consider because the distance away from home isn’t going to be a huge factor in where I decide I want to go to college. I will base my decision on where I think the best fit is for me and Pitt has an excellent football program as well as an excellent sports medicine program which is something I’m very interested in as my field of study”, said Krommenhoek.
Now with the offer to Krommenhoek, Pitt has offers to these tight end prospects: Charles Reeves (Steubenville, Ohio), Alex Marshall (Andover, NH), Mike’Quan Deane (Miami, Oklahoma) and Jeremy Patton (Yuma, Arizona).
“I know they’re recruiting tight ends pretty heavily, and while going to a place where you could potentially play earlier than some others can be intriguing, I’m not afraid to compete for a spot and I will have many more important factors in making my final decision”, said Krommenhoek.
“Being a player on the west coast, getting offered by Pitt shows that they think I am a player with a large upside, and one that can thrive in their offense”, says Krommenhoek .
“I’m looking for a school with great academics, a place I feel at home and somewhere I can have a great football experience.”
Time will tell if that place is Pitt.