Pat Narduzzi and Pitt hosted many elite prospects, but none bigger than Clairton 5-star defensive back Lamont Wade.
Wade is the 10th ranked recruit in the entire country and someone the Pitt football program is trying their hardest to recruit. Wade has been on recruiting visits every weekend in June and today Pitt was fortunate enough to host him.
The recruiting experts believe Ohio State will eventually land Wade, but I believe he’s still giving every school a fair and honest look. The other heavy contenders for him are Penn State, Alabama, Tennessee and Pitt.
Following his team 7×7 workout, Wade met individually with Narduzzi in his office. Following that meeting, I had a chance to talk with Wade for a quick interview.
The first question I had for Wade was whether his trip to Pitt was more about competing in the 7×7 team drills or to learn more about Pitt and the coaching staff?
“It was about my parents getting down there and going over the academic part of it and yes, also to compete with my team. Just wanted to reconfirm how bad I wanted to be a part of the Clairton team,” said Wade.
What was the main thing Coach Narduzzi was talking to you about when you met with him post practice?
“He talked about staying home and playing for my hometown team and being a part of the Pitt family,” said Wade.
What stands out to you most about Coach Narduzzi?
“I think he cares about you as a person first and also the relationship that he has with my family,” said Wade.
Where are your travels going to take you in July?
“I’m going to the Nike Opening in Oregon, then I’m going to visit UCLA and Tennessee as of right now,” said Wade.
Trying to land Wade will be a battle for Pitt but I’d never count Narduzzi and his staff out of a recruiting fight.