With less than a month before 2017 National Letter of Intent Day, not only are the Pitt coaches trying to finish strong, they’re also trying to gain some momentum in 2018.
Last night, they extended an offer to a big-time junior playmaker from New Jersey.
Jasiah Provillon (6-2, 185) is a 247 Sports 4-star wide receiver with offers from Penn State, Michigan and Wisconsin. I caught up with Provillon after receiving the offer from Pitt.
“The Pitt offer was the highlight of my day!” said Provillon.
“Coach Tim Salem texted me and let me know he’s just watched my film and they love me a lot. After that, my head coach texted me and let me know they offered and my energy was at an all-time high.”
I also was able to get the reaction from Provillon’s head coach “Smoke” Pierre and asked him about his star pupil.
“Jasiah Provillion is a baller and a student of the game. I have coached the kid for 3 years but watched him play football in our town since he was 9 years old. It’s a family atmosphere in Irvington,” said Pierre.
“Jasiah is the first guy in the weight room/practice and is one of the last guys out … He is being trained by a staff that has Division 1 experience and NFL experience so that is what makes him hungry.”
“His biggest strengths is his hands and route running. He consistently works ball drills and running routes. He is a special kid and has a high ceiling,” said Pierre.
Although he’s excited about the offer, as of right now, it’s too early for Jasiah to pick favorites. “I don’t know too much about Pitt but what I do know is that it’s a great program. Right now in my recruiting I have no leader and no favorite schools.”