Over the last few seasons, the Pitt football program has strengthened their pipeline with the Central Catholic football program. Pat Narduzzi is hoping that continues with one of Central Catholic’s top players in 2018.
Yesterday at the team’s Junior Day, the Panthers extended an offer to Central Catholic 2018 defensive lineman David Green.
“Every offer I get I feel blessed. I thank the big man everyday for the opportunity to have a college interested in me and my abilities,” said Green.
The offer came at the end of the day while Green (6-foot-2-inches, 250 pounds) and Narduzzi were talking and it’s Green’s 6th offer with the other ones from West Virginia, Bowling Green, Minnesota, Iowa State and Temple.
“It was great. Coach Narduzzi sat me down and told me how everything was going down and how they were really interested in me.”
“I really thought that they just wanted to offer me in person because we’re so close to each other. They just wanted to make it face to face and not over the phone,” said Green.
All week long we’ve been talking about new defensive line coach Charlie Partridge and the impact he’d have recruiting in Florida. Yesterday, Partridge was at Junior Day and began his recruitment of Green and it sounds like he made an impact.
“I got to meet the new defensive line coach. I was talking with him throughout the whole day. We were really getting to know each other. He was trying to get to know me not just as a player on the field. He was trying to get to know me the person. He wanted to know me and me personal life, where I’m from, how I grew up and how I got to this situation I’m in now,” said Green.
Green becomes the 5th WPIAL junior player to receive an offer from Pitt, joining Phil Jurkovec, TJ Banks, Blake Zubovic and Kwantel Raines.
“Pitt was pretty much amazing. It is very close and they have great people. It was just a good day. They’re a contender. Even though my recruiting process is wide open, they’re a good contender.”