For the third time in the last 24 hours, the Pitt coaching staff have offered a 2017 quarterback prospect. First Mac Jones, then Tate Martell and now Darriel Mack from Norfolk, Virginia.
Mack (6-3, 215) is a 3-star dual-threat quarterback with offers West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland. Last season, Mack threw for over 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns, as well as rushing for over 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns.
I’m told that WR coach Kevin Sherman viewed Mack at practice last week and today, offensive coordinator Matt Canada was in Virginia and liked what he saw.
“Coach Canada came and seen me throw today and then we talked on the phone and he said that he loved what he saw and wanted to offer me a scholarship”, said Mack. “Coach Canada said he loved the way I can sling it and he also likes the way I can extend the play and make plays in more ways than one.”
“I was really excited because I know Pitt is very good in education and they’ve also produced some outstanding football players that are in the league right now. ”
I get the sense that Pitt would like to get a commitment from one of the quarterbacks that they’ve offered soon. A couple of weeks ago, Charlotte quarterback Kingsley Ifedi visited Pitt but has yet to make a decision. This very well could come down to whichever quarterbacks decides first is Pitt’s quarterback for the Class of 2017.
“I know the quarterback situation at Pitt so it definitely plays a big part as far as considering them as a possible choice”, said Mack. “I’ve never been to Pittsburgh but definitely planning to come soon!!”