By now, most Panther fans have heard of Kyle Nunn. The 6’3” 190-pound linebacker recruit from Findlay, Ohio committed to Pitt back on 4/17/16, and hasn’t wavered on his commitment since. Pitt’s linebackers coach, Rob Harley, visited Kyle at his home on Wednesday night just days before Nunn will take his official visit to the University of Pittsburgh on December 9th. Pittsburgh Sports Now contacted Kyle to learn more about his visit with Coach Harley, and to verify the solidity of his commitment.
“Well, we talked about the academic procedure that the NCAA has,” Kyle told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “We talked about all the opportunities at Pitt, his coaching philosophy, kind of the daily schedules, life schedules, and what to expect. Recruiting wise: when he can visit me, when he can’t, when signing day is—what we’ll be doing for signing day. And we just kind of talked about my school, my football season, my interests, stuff about me, stuff about him…got to know each a little bit better.”
As a linebacker recruit, Kyle will work directly with Rob Harley in the upcoming years. This excites the 3-star prospect, since he has nothing but praise for Pitt’s linebackers coach.
“Me and Coach Harley have a great relationship,” Nunn said. “I started talking to him in the very beginning. He was the one that DM’d me on Twitter and asked me to come visit, and that’s kind of how it all got started. Now I think I’ve been down there to meet with him, he’s came down here to meet with me. I really like him. He’s very energetic. Personable guy you can talk to easily, relate to him. And I just really like him, and I’m excited to be able to play for him.”
In less than a year, Kyle will have graduated from Findlay High School and will be moving on to life as a Pitt Panther. Does this major life-change excite the young man?
“Oh, absolutely. I’m really excited. But at the same time, I’m happy with high school and I don’t want to rush it too much because I know I’ll miss it.”
— Kyle Nunn (@knunn19) November 15, 2016
Kyle seems to like a lot of what Pat Narduzzi and the University of Pittsburgh have to offer a recruit. Particularly, he enjoyed the success Pitt found on the football field this season.
“They had a really good season, especially being able to beat the #7 team in the nation and the #3 team. Clemson and Penn State. That was really cool to see. I thought they had a really good season winning eight games, especially with all the injuries that have happened. So yeah, I was really excited, and I’m excited about what kind of bowl they’re going to get into.”
Most fans will agree that this has been a good season for Pitt. With the bowl game remaining, it can become even better. However, an eight-to-nine win season is not the ultimate goal, and players like Kyle Nunn can help Pitt take the next step. Can Panther Nation count on Kyle to stick with his commitment until signing day?
“Oh, absolutely. I’m going all the way to signing day. There’s no shot I back out.”
You can’t be much more direct than that. It sounds like Panther fans can anticipate seeing Kyle Nunn in the Blue and Gold next season.