For the third time in the last week, the Pitt coaching staff has offered a prospect in the Class of 2019.
Last week, it was a pair of Florida teammates (WR Joshua Sanguinetti and RB Kenny McIntosh) and a couple of days ago, they extended an offer to 2019 OL Quinn Carroll of Edina Senior High School in Minnesota.
Carroll (6-6, 280) is the second sophomore offensive lineman that Pitt has offered now, Will Putnam from Illinois received an offer in the spring. Early offers to players from Minnesota and Illinois is an indication of how Pitt has expanded their recruiting base.
Even though he’s just a sophomore, Pitt is the third school to offer Carroll, along with hometown school Minnesota and Iowa State.
“I love it (offer from Pitt). The offer means a lot to me coming from a Power 5 school. I was kind of surprised because I hadn’t heard much from them before the offer came,” said Carroll.
“My family has a relationship with Coach Salem and he got ahold of my film since he knew me and liked what he saw.”
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Unless you’re really talented, Power 5 schools don’t extend offers to sophomores but Carroll is receiving them and is very much appreciative of the situation he finds himself in.
“It’s very fun but I can’t take all the credit. I have a phenomenal support system and I’m blessed beyond belief. I’m very serious about the recruiting process right now. Everyday counts.”
Carroll tells me that Pitt is recruiting him as an offensive tackle and thinks that his biggest strength is his aggressiveness.
I’m sure Pitt and a lot of other schools will be aggressive in recruiting this talented sophomore over the next two years.