Linebacker is a position that Pitt looking to strengthen with their next couple of recruiting classes.
Over the weekend they listed a junior inside linebacker from Michigan and today they extended an offer to him.
This morning, Jacob Wahlberg from Muskegon, Michigan received the big news that Pitt extended him his first Power Five offer.
“Getting that offer was a humbling experience. I’m very thankful to the Pittsburgh coaching staff for the opportunity,” said Wahlberg.
”My thoughts were I couldn’t believe it. You hear kids talking about getting those Power 5 offers but when you actually hear a program tell you that you have that offer it’s pretty special. It’s a feeling like no other.”
The talented linebacker received the news in person as Coach Renaldo Hill visited his high school.
“They gave me some hints over the weekend that an offer could be coming soon and that they were interested. They like my physicality and how I’m a downhill linebacker.”
”I think coming from last season I wanted improve my speed, strength and size. I wanted to make that a big point this off-season. As a sophomore last season, I wasn’t a very big kid as far as weight goes but over the off-season I hit it hard and put on 30 pounds (6-3, 215) from last year,” said Wahlberg.
As mentioned earlier, Wahlberg was in town for the Virginia game and gave us his impressions of what he saw.
“The coaching staff impressed me most. Everyone showed me a lot of interest and seemed to care about me as a person. They really tried to get to know me which was really nice to see.”
”After the game, I saw the team and it just felt like a fun experience. Coach Narduzzi really cares about winning and it was great to see that atmosphere after a big win like that.”
As you’d imagine getting that first offer from Pitt meant a lot to Wahlberg and will remember that when it comes time to make a decision.
“It was nice getting that and Pitt showing me love, that’ll stick with me,”