From the moment he received the offer from Pitt, New Jersey quarterback Kenny Pickett had interest in Pitt and that interest grew following his weekend visit to Pittsburgh.
Pickett, who de-committed from Temple last week, made the trip with his family. They drove from New Jersey to Pittsburgh on Thursday night and following the trip I talked with Pickett.
“My visit went great. We spent the day with three coaches touring the campus and facilities. The campus was very impressive and I really enjoy how the city embraces the University. I left very impressed with the transformation of the facilities in one year. You can really tell the University of Pittsburgh is committed to building a world-class program”, said Pickett.
“I spent about 45 minutes with Coach Canada reviewing the offense and how he see’s me fitting into the offense. I felt at ease talking to Coach Canada and it was great spending time with him and my parents.”
“My last meeting was with Coach Narduzzi who was great and really easy to talk to. Coach is a fiery guy so he definitely fits what I’m use to being around, he has a ton of energy you can just feel the upward direction for the program. Coach Narduzzi took time to shows us all the facility upgrades in one year and talked about his plans on how he is making Pitt a contender in the ACC.”
Coach Narduzzi also stressed life after football, we were able to spend 1 hr with both Coach Penny and Coach Keith on academic support for the players. My parents and I came away very impressed with all the support offered. Coach Narduzzi showed us the new uniforms which were awesome. I really like the new Pitt script and the throwback uniforms.”
Overall my visit went great, I want to continue to talk with coaches and stay in communication building a relationship with them. Both my parents and I came away impressed from the coaches , facilities, support staff and campus. I gave Coach Canada and Coach Narduzzi my timeline for making my decision and they were both very supportive.”
Pickett tells me that he plans on deciding between Pitt and Boston College, a place that he recently visited. The 3-star quarterback plans on making a decision in June.