How’s this for a future Pitt defensive tackle depth chart: Keyshon Camp, Amir Watts, Kam Carter, Jaylen Twyman, Rashad Wheeler, Devin Danielson and Tyler Bentley.
That’s what Pat Narduzzi and Charlie Partridge are hoping things will look like next spring.
In order to make that happen, they need a commitment from Bentley, who was in town this weekend for an official visit to Pitt.
Bentley (6-3, 280) is a highly skilled defensive tackle from West Chester (Ohio), who’s currently committed to Kentucky. Before making that commitment, Bentley held 25 offers including ones from Alabama, Boston College, Duke, Florida, Iowa State, Louisville, LSU, Michigan State, Minnesota, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Despite being committed to Kentucky, the Pitt coaches namely John Peterson, have stayed in touched and got him to make an official visit this weekend.
“My visit was very informational and by that I mean the history of the university and meeting the players, staff and what the university is like. By far the best part of my visit was all the food we ate. I never get that same taste back home,” said Bentley.
Aside from the food, I asked Bentley what stood out to him the most?
”What stood out the most to me was how the coaches really care about their players, not only their football life but the players lives after football and staying with them all the way until they graduate. I have never seen that bond at any other university,” said Bentley.
The Pitt had the weekend to be with Bentley and I asked him what they were trying to sell him on and his impression of Pat Narduzzi.
”The main thing the coaches were trying to sell was the fact that they play lots of guys to keep the rotation fresh. Secondly, they really sold the life after football aspect. They give you so many chances to meet people and make your network all over Pittsburgh, it’s amazing.”
“My impression of Coach Narduzzi is that he’s honest and genuine. Most coaches will lie and is one of the best coaches in college football. Coach Duzz just told me not to rush my decison and to take visits everywhere. He never pressured me at all, said Bentley.
Bentley tells me that he has an official visit to Louisville on December 8 and then to Kentucky on the 15th.