Let’s see what news and notes we can come up with today as the Pitt coaches are out and about scouting potential prospects. I’m off from KDKA-TV, so I’ll do my best to provide plenty of updates over the next 48 hours. Here we go!
**I told you yesterday that Pitt offered 2018 OT Qadir White from the Bronx, New York. Pitt is the first Power 5 school to offer this huge (6-7, 291) offensive line 2018 prospect.
“The Pitt offer was great! I was really excited when I got it because it’s an opportunity that’s been placed in front of me”, said White. “I just have to keep putting in the work and playing at a high level.”
“This offer from Pitt just makes me want to work even harder as a student athlete both on and off the field.”
Since receiving the offer from Coach Salem, White has done some research on the Pitt football program.
“I’ve heard a lot about Pitt. They have a great football program and right now they have the top offensive line in the ACC.”
White tells me that he’s never been to Pittsburgh but that he plans on visiting soon.
**In case you missed it, Pitt offered 2018 elite Harrisburg wide receiver Shaquon Anderson-Butts. Pitt joins Penn State, West Virginia, Rutgers, Temple and Syracuse as teams that have offered Anderson Butts. The 2018 speedy receiver tells me that he does have interest in the Pitt football program.
UPDATE (12:35 PM)-
**Coaches from Wisconsin were at Central Catholic HS today scouting a few prospects. I’m told that former Pitt assistants Coach Haering and Coach Rudolph were in town to check on 2017 OLB Tim Terry, 2018 QB Troy Fisher and 2018 DE David Green.
UPDATE (12:51 PM)-
**Cedar Grove, New Jersey WR Evidence Njoku released his “Top 10” list today and Pitt is included in it, Njoku is a big-time talent that’s going to continue to gain college interest as the year continues. Njoku’s Top 10 is Pitt, Rutgers, Georgia, Boston College, Tennessee, Miami Fla, Missouri, Va Tech, Iowa State and Penn St.
UPDATE (1:07 PM)-
**Aliquippa 2018 safety Kwantel Raines picked up an offer this afternoon from Michigan State, which is his 14th offer. It’s going to be a battle over the next 2 years for this elite prospect.
UPDATE (1:51 PM)-
**Huge day for Beaver Falls DT Donovan Jeter as he picks up an offer from Nick Saban and Alabama. Congrats to Donovan
UPDATE (6:55 PM)-
**Here’s an update on New Jersey WR Evidence Njoku. This morning I told you he released a Top 10 which included Pitt. I just received from Njoku and asked him why Pitt made his list and he said “the city of Pittsburgh and also the interest that the Pitt coaches are showing him. By the way, Coach Salem is Njoku’s primary recruiter.
UPDATE (7:20 PM)-
**Wow, Pitt has offered another quarterback, the 4th in the last 2 days. Kenny Pickett (6-3, 192) from Oakhurst, New Jersey received the news today. One other note about Pickett, he’s currently committed to Temple. I’ll do my best to talk with Pickett tonight.
UPDATE (10:02 PM)
**Pitt offer to a quarterback, this one in the Class of 2018. 4-star QB Artur Sitkowski (6-5, 205) is from Old Bridge, New Jersey and holds offers from Michigan, South Carolina, Rutgers, Maryland and Iowa.