We told you all last week that this would be a big recruiting weekend for Pitt and yesterday lived up to the advance billing. Anytime you’re able to attract as much talent as they had on campus, it’s a “win” for the program.
Head coach Pat Narduzzi didn’t bring out the “Pat Signal” yesterday but many of the highly rated recruits will be back on Sunday plus a few more are joining them.
Here’s a rundown of some of the players that visited the South Side on Saturday:
**Lamont Wade, Clairton 2017 CB – Everyone knows Wade’s elite status and how bad Pitt wants him and how hard they’re recruiting him. Narduzzi met with Wade after the competition and the two talked about Wade staying home and creating a legacy in his hometown. No matter the end result, Narduzzi and company will battle.
**Johnny Jordan, OL, Gonzaga HS (Washington, DC) – Jordan is a player that’s held an offer from Pitt for a while. He’s a big, physical, versatile lineman that would be an important recruit for a number of reasons, 1) he’s a talented offensive lineman 2) for the last couple of years, Pitt and assistant coach Andre Powell have recruited the Washington DC/Virginia area very hard, landing a player like Jordan would be a big win.
**Joshua Fedd-Jackson, OL, St. Joseph High School (Montvale, New Jersey) – Speaking of talented lineman, Fedd-Jackson arrived last night with good friend and fellow New Jersey native, 2017 Pitt commit Owen Drexel. Fedd-Jackson (6-3, 305) told me that he didn’t arrive in Pittsburgh until Saturday evening so he didn’t get to experience much, but will do so on Sunday. Out of everyone on campus, I feel that this prospect is the most likely to eventually give Pitt a commitment. I’ll be speaking with him later today.
**Cam Goode, G/DT, St. John’s HS (Washington, DC) – This 2018 recruit already holds an offer from Pitt. Goode (6-0, 315) says that he really enjoyed his day yesterday. Thus far, this big, talented lineman holds offers from Pitt, Wake Forest and Toledo. I’ll have more on Goode later today.
**Josiah Scott, CB, Fairfield, Ohio – Like Fedd-Jackson, Scott wasn’t at the South Side for workouts and told me that his visit of Pitt will officially start this morning. A source told me that the Pitt coaches were really happy to be getting this prospect on campus. A couple of weeks ago, Scott announced a final 3 of Pitt, West Virginia and Iowa. Could Scott end his recruiting and make a decision early? Stay tuned.
**Drew Singleton, LB, Paramus, New Jersey and James Hudson, DE, Toledo, Ohio – Unless you get a kid to visit your campus, you won’t have a chance to land him. So the Pitt coaches achieved a mini victory by getting these 2 elite prospects to visit Pittsburgh. Aside from Wade, four-star prospects Singleton and Hudson were the biggest names in town. Singleton is rated as the #2 outside linebacker in the country and Hudson has offers from some of the most elite programs in the country. I’ll be trying all day to contact these two and get their thoughts on the visit.
**Derrius Mullins, DT, Columbus, Ohio – This is another prospect that has held an offer from Pitt for a while and has the Panthers in the Top 3 (Indiana and Purdue). Mullins made the trip with his mother and also visited Penn State on Friday and West Virginia early Saturday before getting to Pittsburgh in the afternoon. This weekend could go a long ways in helping Mullins ultimately making his college decision. Indiana is the front-runner but things can always change.
Those are the highlights from Saturday, what will Sunday bring us?