Pitt offensive coordinator Matt Canada is searching for a quarterback to get for Pitt’s Class of 2017. One of the many kids they’ve offered over the last 2 weeks was Oakhurst, New Jersey and current Temple commit Kenny Pickett.
Pickett (6-3, 192), who committed to Temple at the beginning of April, received the offer from Pitt 3 days ago. It’s been a busy offseason for Pickett on the camp circuit. He was the International Bowl MVP in February, was named honorable mention at the US Army All-American combine, finished in the Top 5 at three Elite 11 Regionals.
“I’ve been fortunate to get more exposure and offers from my strong performances against some of the best quarterbacks in the country”, said Pickett.
Those camps plus a workout where Canada watched him throw, landed him an offer from Pitt.
“It was great to get an offer from Pitt. They have great tradition, and they play in the ACC. Coach Narduzzi is building something special”, said Pickett.
I threw for Coach Canada and he really thought I threw well. My arm strength and accuracy stood out to him. He liked the way I can move in the pocket and make things happen. Coach Canada wanted me to call him that night to chat. I’m still a strong commit to Temple but obviously I still have to look at opportunities that come my way. This is once in a lifetime process so I want to make sure I pick the absolute best place that fits me as student athlete.”
“The biggest thing to stand out to me about the Pitt program is the job Coach Narduzzi has done in his first year. They have great history and tradition of QB play with Dan Marino and they play in one of the most competitive conference’s in the country so that really excites me”, said Pickett.
The New Jersey quarterback told me that he’s never been to Pittsburgh and didn’t indicate if he planned on making an upcoming trip.