The formula for Pat Narduzzi’s defense to work starts with pressure and push from his defensive line.
The Pitt coaches are currently recruiting a player that has the skill set to improve the Panthers defense.
Tyler Bentley (6-foot-3, 295 pounds) is a highly skilled defense tackle from West Chester, Ohio. Bentley is currently committed to Kentucky but is listening to other schools.
Aside from Kentucky, Bentley also holds offers from schools like Alabama, Florida, Louisville, LSU, Maryland, Michigan State, Tennessee, Wisconsin and West Virginia.
Last night, PSN talked with Bentley about his recruitment and his interest in Pitt.
“The communication with Pitt is nice! I am always in contact with them from the second they offered me. They’ve been telling me that they need me to hold it down at defensive tackle and I could be a game changer like Aaron Donald,” said Bentley.
Much has been made of Pitt’s 1-2 start and in particular Saturday’s blowout loss to Oklahoma State. If you think that’s discouraging top talent like Bentley think again.
“The Pitt program just seem to be young and inexperienced. They’ve lost lots of talent from last year which I think he will regain next year.”
As mentioned earlier, despite being committed to Kentucky, Bentley is interested in Pitt and he talked about that.
“The magnitude of a degree from a Pitt is second to none, the chance for early playing time and the coaching that I’d receive from Coach Partridge,” said Bentley.
So, will this interest result in an official visit?
“I am going to visit Pitt in December, I want to see what they have to offer”