The current Pitt Panther quarterback depth chart is as deep and talented as it’s been in years with players like Max Browne, Ben DiNucci, Kenny Pickett and Thomas MacVittie.
Next year, Pitt has a verbal commitment from talented New Jersey quarterback Nick Patti and today they offered a sophomore signal caller named Michael Alaimo.
If that last name sounds familiar, Michael is the younger brother of 2018 tight end and Pitt commitment Matt Alaimo. The other intriguing thing with today’s offer is Alaimo is teammates with Patti on the St. Joseph’s team in Montvale, New Jersey.
This is Alaimo’s (6-foot-3, 190 pounds) second offer, with the first coming from hometown Rutgers.
This morning after getting the offer, PSN talked with Alaimo about the offer and got his feelings on possibly going to the same school as his brother.
“The Pitt coaches told me they watched my season highlight film and were really happy with it and I got an offer from Coach Watson,” said Alaimo.
Although he wasn’t surprised by the offer, Alaimo tells me that prior to this he hadn’t heard much from Pitt.
“My family was really happy with the offer. Obviously I want my parents to be able to watch both of us play and I’d love the chance to be able to play with him in college.”
When I asked Alaimo if Pitt is in good position with him he said yes they are but that it’s too early to think about making a commitment now.
Because of his brother, Michael has already visited Pitt and came away impressed.
“I went on the visit with my brother and everything was really nice and I really liked the facilities,” said Alaimo.
While Michael is excited about the college attention his focus now is on his 2017 and teaming up with Patti to try to win a championship. Some players with the ability of Alaimo wouldn’t want to play behind and share playing time but not Michael.
“Nick is the starter and I’m just waiting my turn. I could have left and went to plenty of schools in the area but I’m a St. Joe’s kid. My dad coached here for years and our family is a St. Joe’s family. Coach Hoffman says that I’ll get in every game this season,” said Alaimo.
“I’ve looked up to Nick since my brother and him started together when they were freshman. It’s great to learn from him, he’s like a brother to me.”