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Pitt offensive coordinator Shawn Watson is definitely starting to have an impact on some of the offers that the Panthers are making.
For the 5th time in the last month, Pitt has offered either a sophomore or junior quarterback. Over the weekend, Watson reached out to Jacksonville, Florida quarterback Carter Bradley (6-foot-3-inches, 195 pounds) and gave him the news.
This wasn’t the first time these two have spoken because Watson offered Bradley a scholarship while he was with Indiana.
“Our contact began when he was with Indiana. Then we had a break of non-communication as he was getting organized with Pitt. Then he texted me and said to give him a call and he offered me after getting the Ok from Coach Narduzzi,” said Bradley.
“This is a big-time offer. I mean every offer is big but this is an offer to really focus in on. Pitt is a top school. They have a quarterback (Nate Peterman) that’s going to get drafted. This is a good program to be around.”
Since everyone is still getting to know Watson and Bradley has known him for a bit, I asked him for his impression of Pitt’s new offensive boss.
“Coach Watson knows his ball. He knows the ins and outs of offensive. The deal with him is the details. Everything with him is presicion, everything is on point. He’s a great guy that I very much respect. Pitt has a great offensive coordinator coming in,” said Bradley.
That’s Bradleys take on Watson, how would he describe himself?
“I love football. I try to take everything in, I’m like a sponge. I love this game. I want to know everything I can. I think that’ll help me in the long run. I’ll spend my weekends and every hour I can trying to get better. I want to be completely ready when I get to college.”
If you think he sounds like a coaches son, you’d be correct. Carter is the son of former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley.
247 Sports rates Bradley as a 3-star prospect with his biggest offers coming from Louisville, Wisconsin and Indiana. Bradley tells me that the school that’s in contact most and recruiting him hardest now is Paul Chryst and Wisconsin.
“I’m just keeping my eyes open right now, I want to have the most fun I can in this process. I’m only getting this chance once and I want to have fun doing it,” said Bradley.
The 4-year high school starter tells me that despite being so far away, he’d like to make a visit to Pitt soon to come and check things out.