Pitt FB Recruiting
4-Star Back Iverson Clement Visiting Pitt Tomorrow
All week long we’ve been introducing you to recruits that will be in town this weekend for Pitt Junior Day.
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One of the most highly rated recruits in town will be 4-star running back Iverson Clement. The native of Mount Holly (NJ) spent the weekend visiting schools and will close it out with Pitt.
Clement along with QB Kevin Doyle and WR Travon King (Woodrow Wilson HS) spent the past few days visiting Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Purdue. Saturday morning, the trio will arrive in Pittsburgh for Junior Day.
247 Sports lists Clement as a 4-star recruit and as one of the Top 25 junior backs in the country. Currently, Clement holds offers from Virginia Tech, Michigan State, Baylor, Tennessee, Penn State, Michigan, Florida and Ohio State.
Late last night, I talked with Clement for a few minutes about this weekend and his reason for coming.
“I started talking with Pitt a couple of weeks ago and Kevin told me that he was going there so I’m tagging along with him,” said Clement. “I like Pitt. They’re a good program and they always have a good running game and with me being a running back, that’s good.”
“He (Kevin) tells that he likes them a lot and he talks about the coaches and the program. He wanted me to go up there with him and talk with the offensive coordinator and coaches.”
Clement tells me that he’s an every-down back that’s explosive but also runs with power. He said that he sees his running style being a lot like the Pittsburgh Steelers LeVeon Bell.
At this point, I don’t get the sense that Clement’s interest in Pitt is that serious but you never really know until you get a recruit on campus and talking face to face with coaches. It’s a key component of recruiting and why coaches work so hard to get kids to make visits.