Since taking over at Pitt, Pat Narduzzi and his staff have done a good job of spotting talent that hasn’t been heavily recruited that later gets attention from major schools.
The good college recruiters are able to spot that diamond in the rough.
It’s easy to offer a four and five-star athlete, being that school that is one of the first to offer a player, that’s a lot more difficult.
That’s exactly what Pitt did this morning with a 2018 linebacker from Florida.
Abraham Beauplan from Boyton Beach High School received his first college offer and it came from the Pitt Panthers.
To find out more about Beauplan, Pittsburgh Sports Now talked with one of his formerly coaches at Boyton HS, Leonard Weatherspoon.
“He is a highly unselfish kid. He’s great kid that comes from a good family. He’s a high character kid.”
“He started off his career at safety. He’s a great athlete, can play running back, can play safety but he’s a linebacker,” said Weatherspoon.
“Abraham is a quiet kid, doesn’t speak much. He’s good in the classroom, good GPA.”
Weatherspoon says that he has no doubt Beauplan would be able to transition easily to safety in college if needed to but that he’s a linebacker.
“He’s a gifted kid. I can speak highly enough about him and also about his athletic ability.”
Weatherspoon has no doubt that this just the first of many offers for his former player.
“He’s such an under the radar player. I sent a lot of his Huddle tape out last year and he’s finally starting to hear from some of the schools. He’s had some really good games against some of the better programs down here and some of these colleges just needed to see it. By the end of this year, I think he’s going to be a huge recruit,” said Weatherspoon.
Another school that’s starting to show some interest is Miami, Fla.
We’ll do our best to follow Beauplan’s recruitment.