Andre Powell has been busy recruiting the Maryland/Washington DC area for Pitt and yesterday he extended an offer to a 2017 recruit.
St. John’s High School (Washington DC) defensive end Kofi Wardlow got the news that he received an offer from the Pitt Panthers.
“I was honestly shocked because my communication with them fell off, but yesterday the coaches started following me on Twitter and when I got home, Coach Powell told me they wanted to offer me,” said Wardlow.
“They like my motor and my speed off the edge and my athleticism.”
Despite being rated as a 3-star recruit by 247 Sports, surprisingly this was only Wardlow’s second Power 5 offer, the other one being from Maryland.
“I’m an effort player, you might get me at first but I will continue to hunt you till the whistle,” said Wardlow. “I pride myself on making chase down tackles on backs and receivers who think they’re in the clear.”
Wardlow tells me that he’s glad he received the Pitt offer and has actually been doing research on Pitt going back to last season, so he’s very familiar with them.
That being said, the word is that hometown Maryland is the current leader but Pitt and other schools will have the chance to make a case for themselves.
“Pitt’s gonna have to show me how they’ll use me and when I’ll see the field.”
“At the moment I have no solid leader top school but with my friends going there and my family being so close, Maryland provides some things other schools can’t,” said Wardlow.
Wardlow will be visiting Maryland this weekend but tells me he’ll try to make it to a Pitt game very soon.