The Pitt football program has historically recruited well in Ohio and especially at St. Edward High School (Lakewood, Ohio).
Next Friday, one of that teams top players will be making a trip to Pittsburgh.
2019 running back Jordan Castleberry tells PSN that he’ll be in town next Friday for Pitt’s game with undefeated Miami.
This season, Castleberry (5-foot-8, 175-pounds) rushed for over 2,000 yards and scored 29 touchdowns.
Last night, PSN spoke with Castleberry about his upcoming visit and to find out more about him.
“I’ve been speaking with Coach Winters for over a month. I’ve also gotten the opportunity to meet Coach Powell, said Castleberry.
“I’ve always had interest in Pitt and wanted to go to one of their games. Now that we’ve been eliminated from the playoffs, it allows me the chance to come visit and I’m looking forward to it.”
Castleberry is still looking for that first D-1 offer but he appears to have quite a few teams interested. After his visit to Pitt, he’ll visit Cincinnati on Saturday. Earlier this month, he visited Purdue and was scheduled to visit Syracuse but had to cancel due to a death in the family.
“This is a very exciting time for me. I’m going to let my coaches and family guide me because this is all new to me.”
”When my mom and I talk about college, she’s like me to go to a school that’s reasonably close, not a place too far,” said Castleberry.
Rushing for over 2,000 yards, it’s obvious that Castleberry is a productive back. I asked him to describe his style of running and his strengths.
“I’m a semi-scatback but at the same time I can be a physical runner when I have to be. I think I have great agility, have speed (4.4 40-time), run track and just consider myself a versatile player.”
”Anything the coaches need me to do, I’ll do it. I also out a priority on my blocking skills and ball security.”
Good luck to Jordan and we’ll be sure to talk with him again after the visit next Friday.