The Pitt football program will play on national television tomorrow night as they host North Carolina at Heinz Field.
Aside from playing in front of a national audience, the Panthers will also be playing in front of a national recruit.
Blake Corum is a sophomore running back from Laurel, Maryland and tells PSN he’ll be making his first visit to Pittsburgh tomorrow night.
Corum (5-foot-9, 180 pounds) is a 4-star back who received an offer from Pitt back in February when he was only a freshman. Pitt was the first Power 5 school to offer Corum, who now holds 17 offers including ones from Baylor, Boston College, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Rutgers, South Carolina, USC, Virginia and Virginia.
“This will be my first visit to Pitt. It’s such a great school, it’s one of my best offers I’d say. Coach Powell is a good guy and we communicate a lot. I just want to come check them out and see what it’s like up there. I look forward to seeing them play and how things turn out,” said Corum.
”Coach Powell is just telling me that Pitt has produced a lot of great running backs, James Conner and all those guys. He said I have a lot of potential and that they can make me a lot better.”
Being his first time in Pittsburgh, I asked Corum is there something he’s looking forward to seeing or doing?
”I just can’t wait to meet all the coaches. I’ve met Coach Powell and that’s it. I can’t wait to meet the entire staff and just enjoy the whole experience to be honest,” said Corum.
As far as his past season, Corum tells me he ran for over 1,500 yards and scored 14 touchdowns. Team wise, his story sounds a lot like the 2017 Pitt Panthers.
”It was a tough year for the team. We won a championship last year but lost a lot of players and started a lot of sophomores. We started to improve as season went on and fought hard till the end and showed how much potential we had.”
”Coach Powell mentioned to me that we’ve had a lot of similarities.”