It didn’t take long for Owen Drexel to accept his scholarship offer from Pitt. Less than 2 days after being personally offered by Pat Narduzzi, Drexel has given a verbal commitment to Pitt.
Drexel (6-4, 280) is a center for Montclair High School (New Jersey) and is Pitt’s first offensive line commitment in the Class of 2017.
Drexel received the offer after visiting and working out for the Pitt coaches this past weekend. Drexel transferred to Montclair HS after playing his freshman season at Glen Ridge HS (New Jersey) and will be a 4-year starter in high school.
“Coach Narduzzi called my head coach John Fiore during practice. My coach pulled me out and handed me the phone. That’s when Coach Narduzzi told me I had an offer from Pitt. The feeling was great because I love Pitt and Pitt football so it was such an honor to receive a scholarship,” said Drexel.
Drexel is Pitt’s 7th verbal commitment for 2017 and the 2nd one from the state of New Jersey (Kenny Pickett, Oakhurst, NJ).
Just had a minute to talk with Pitt’s newest commitment Owen Drexel.
“It’s my dream school and I fell in love after my first visit during the spring,” said Drexel. “Just everything; from the coaching staff, with coach Narduzzi, coach Peterson and coach Salem, to the atmosphere, the school and the city itself!”
“They are A1 men (Pitt coaches) who are straight up. Another part of that is their commitment to family. No words can describe how I feel right now! New Jersey is still in school so I’m about ready to explode in class right now!” Said Drexel.