Over the next couple of months, expect things to start heating up in regards to Pitt recruiting and the possibility of verbal commitments. Now that school is ending, recruits will have the chance to start visiting schools which in some cases, leads to commitments.
That being said, I’ve confirmed an out of state recruit that will be visiting Pitt this weekend.
2017 tight end Jake Paulson (6-5, 245) from Christian Academy in Louisville, Kentucky will be in Pittsburgh this coming Sunday. Paulson picked up an offer from Pitt back on April 7th and is excited to see what the city if like.
“I’ve heard that Pitt is really nice and has a great campus. I expect to be impressed with what they have to offer”, said Paulson. “I can’t wait to see their campus and locker room. I’ve seen pictures of the facilities and it looks great.”
“Coach Salem is the coach recruiting me from Pitt. I have a good relationship with him. We always text and he calls and knows my family. He recruits me as a person and student not just as a potential football player.”
Paulson is one of 10 tight ends that Pitt has extended an offer to, it’s a position that they’d like to re-stock. Other tight ends offered have been Trey Pugh (Northwestern), Erik Krommenhoek (not committed), Jake Marwede (Duke), Jeremy Patton (not committed), Andrew Park (Maryland), John Kirven (not committed), Charles Reeves (not committed), Alex Marshall (not committed) and Mike ‘Quan Deane (not committed).
Where does Paulson fall on Pitt’s tight end depth chart is one of the questions that he’ll have for the coaches this weekend.
“I would ask them how many tight ends they would have ahead of me and how much they use their tight ends. I wouldn’t want to go there and not see the field till my last years. So for me, playing early is very important”, said Paulson.
Even if Paulson rates this weekend as a 10, it’s unlikely he’ll make a snap decision to commit to Pitt.
“I don’t have a timeline as of now on when I’ll commit to a school. I will probably wait towards the middle/end of my senior season to commit.”