Since becoming Pitt’s head coach Pat Narduzzi has no doubt increased the programs recruiting territory. If you want an example of that, look at where they were yesterday. Coach Salem was recruiting in California and Coach Sims was offering a prospect in Georgia.
Defensive tackle Junior Hubbard (6-2, 260) from Grayson High School in Loganville, Georgia got the news that Pitt wants him to be a future Panther.
“I was waiting on that Pitt offer and was glad when I got it! The defensive line coach and I have stayed in contact and after he saw me at spring practice, he and Coach Narduzzi pulled the trigger and offered”, said Hubbard.
“Coach Sims called and said that I can add Pitt to my list of offers and when I told me they were offering I was excited. My mom and dad were actually more excited than I was!”
Hubbard now has 19 offers, including ones from Boston College, Wake Forest, Rutgers, Minnesota and a few from the Mountain West and Conference USA.
Considering his size and position, it’s no surprise that one of the names Hubbard brought up to me was former Pitt star and current NFL All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald.
“Pitt had Aaron Donald and he was 6’0 and knowing that, when they offered me, they knew I could be the next Aaron Donald. The strength of my game is run stopping and pass rushing. I can dominate on both, said Hubbard. “The coaches love my motor and the way I get off the ball. I know about Aaron Donald’s success and that will definitely help out Pitt.”
Hubbard told me that the main factors in picking his eventual school will be “if the school treats my family like we’re all family and if the program can help me in the future.”
The 3-star prospect says that he will be visiting Pitt over the summer and that distance from home wouldn’t be an issue with him.
“Pitt is a school that I’d definitely go to, no doubt.”