Pitt’s run on offering talented defensive ends continued yesterday when an offer went out to Virginia’s Chris Collins.
“I’ve been talking to Pitt for around three weeks now. They’re definitely going to be in the mix of schools I’m considering,” said Collins.
It was important that Pitt got Collins to make the drive from Richmond, Virginia to Pittsburgh for Junior Day because he left with a very positive impression of the Pitt program.
“This was my first time visiting Pittsburgh. What stood out to me was actually meeting and talking with the coaches. They’re a great coaching staff and I really enjoyed meeting everybody.”
“Coach Narduzzi is a great guy and definitely seems like a players coach. He was just a good guy to meet and be around.”
While they talked, Narduzzi was the one that offered Collins a scholarship and explained to Collins where he envisioned him playing in his defensive scheme.
“I got a chance to talk with Coach Narduzzi about that. He sees me as a slash/weakside defensive end on the field who plays in the 9 technique. He feels my body type is perfect for that spot on the field and would fit nicely in their scheme,” said Collins.
Pitt has plenty of competition in recruiting Collins. 247 Sports rates him as a 3-star recruit with offers from Boston College, Duke, Georgia, Michigan State, North Carolina, Rutgers, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Wake Forest.
Collins tells me that in March he’ll make visits to West Virginia, Vanderbilt and USC, but he’s not done with Pitt.
“I definitely plan on coming back to Pitt for a spring practice.”