Pitt had success this year getting two talented players from DeMatha Catholic and now have their eyes on two juniors from that Maryland powerhouse program.
Last night, Panther coaches offered 2019 4-star safety DeMarcco Hellams and this morning they offered his teammate 3-star safety Nick Cross.
Cross (6-1, 205) is a player that’s been getting a lot of attention from schools. In the last two days, he’s received offers from Pitt, Boston College and Indiana. Prior to that, he held offers from Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Kentucky, Maryland, Purdue, Rutgers and Syracuse.
This morning after getting the news from Pitt, PSN spoke to Cross about the offer and to get his thoughts on Pitt.
”I found out about the offer through Coach Brooks but I had talked to Coach Conklin and Coach Powell yesterday and I will get on the phone with Coach Powell today,” said Cross.
“Pitt is a great school who’ve had some pretty good NFL stars come out of there like Darrell Revis and LeSean McCoy and it’s a great college town.”
I asked Cross what part of his game stood out to the Pitt and other D-1 coaches.
”Pitt coaches like my intensity and my physicality. I think I’m a pretty good player with a lot left to work on. I’m a physical player and God has gifted me with great athleticism and I’m a hard worker who loves getting better and watching film,” said Cross.
As mentioned earlier, Pitt got commitments this year from John Morgan and Judson Tallandier both from DeMatha. You’d have to imagine they’ll act as recruiters for Pat Narduzzi.
“John and Jud have talked to me a little about Pitt but nothing serious. I am gonna try to visit during the offseason since I’m just trying to focus on finishing out the season strong.”