One of the keys to recruiting is getting in on a potential prospect early and making an impression with him. Pitt started that process today with a local 2018 recruit.
Kierman Firment (6-4, 280) is a guard/defensive tackle for West Allegheny. Today, Pitt linebacker coach Rob Harley stopped by his school today to check in with his coach Bob Palko.
“Coach Harley wants me to attend Pitt’s camp this summer in June”, said Firment. “I first talked with Pitt in December and they told my coaches they like where my head is at and my weight and size.”
Since he’s fairly new to most, I asked Kirment to describe himself as a player.
“I’m a physical player and my strengths are knowing my opponent and studying there weaknesses. I’m a leader on my team, I push my teammates everyday and give them a shoulder to cry on if need be.”
I’m being told that Firment is a prospect with a “ton of potential” and is going to be heavily recruited. Firment received his first offer yesterday from Colorado State and he tells me that “other colleges are showing interest in me but I can’t say who due to ruining my chances.” (Firment is being cautious!)
What about Pitt, is he getting an indication that an offer could be coming?
“They didn’t say anything about offering me but he said if that he wants me to come to camp and we’ll talk then”, said Firment. “It would mean the world to me to get an offer. It just drives me to work harder.”
Kieran Firment knows about working hard and fighting for things. He’s just a young kid but he’s already been through adversity.
“I work hard because I know how short life can be with the death of my father. Thankfully I have an awesome stepfather that makes me work hard everyday. My mother is truly my inspiration raising me and my siblings (4 of them). Also, Coach Palko pushes me to my limit daily and makes me a better man and teaches me life lessons.”
Good luck to Kieran Firment and he’s definitely a recruit that we’ll keep track of over the next couple of seasons.