“I called Coach (Pat) Narduzzi about an hour and a half ago and told him I was going to commit,” said New Castle (PA) Neshannock tight end Tyler Sear (6-foot-5 inches, 245 pounds). “Coach was really excited and told me they were done recruiting tight ends. I was the last one they would take in the class.” Sear was the second WPIAL tight end to commit to Pitt today joining 6-foot-7 inch, 250 pound Pine Richland prospect Grant Carrigan. Sear was previously committed to the Temple Owls.
Sear had received scholarship offers from Pitt, Temple, Air Force, Akron, Army, Cincinnati, Kent State, Toledo and Robert Morris.
“My parents are really excited. They were truly happy for me and pleased to know that I had the choice to two great schools, Pitt and Temple,” he said. “I’m living out a dream. I grew up a Pitt fan and I have always rooted for the Panthers. I’m a die-hard Pitt, Steeler, Penguins and Pirates fan. I feel very fortunate.”
When asked about his strengths at the tight end position, he stated, “I’m a great run blocker with a mix of athleticism and great hands. I’m fast for my size. I like to think of myself as a hybrid tight end. I can block like a lineman and I have hands soft enough to make me a threat in the passing game.”
“I know the tight end position is wide open for Pitt next year. I’m really excited about the possibility of playing time. I’m truly excited to be a Pitt Panther.”