A new offensive line target has emerged for Pitt.
This morning, the Panthers extended an offer to offensive tackle Jahmir Johnson (6-foot-7, 290-pounds) from Arizona Western CC. Johnson is originally from Imhotep Institute in Philadelphia.
Johnson holds an impressive list of offers that includes Arkansas, Iowa State, Louisville, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Tennessee, USC and West Virginia.
Immediately after announcing the offer, PSN spoke to Johnson about the offer and his thoughts on Pitt.
“Coach Pete came out to see me yesterday and spent the whole day with me. We really had a good time and really got to know each other. We talked about football and also talked about life,” said Johnson.
”He wanted to come out here and see me. He watched me practice and liked what he saw. He thought I played like a dawg!”
”I got a real good vibe from Coach Peterson. I didn’t feel like I had to put on a show. He was real easy to talk with and just seemed like he was trying to welcome me into the program. I actually met him at a camp before when I was going into my senior season. He pointed out things about me and never forgot me. I had a real good time with him.”
Will Pitt get an official visit from Johnson?
”I told Coach that I’d let him know after our championship game on Sunday,” said Johnson.
Peterson traveled across country on the first team day of recruiting for coaches so it’s obvious Johnson is a priority for Pitt and he appreciates that.
”That made me feel real good and excited about the Pitt program. Coach told me that he was the first recruit that he saw and I really appreciated that.”
Johnson told me that the other two programs that interest him in visiting are Missouri and USC.