Pat Narduzzi and his coaches made two interesting offers yesterday, one to a senior defensive end from Virginia and the other to a junior quarterback from Ohio.
The defensive end is Jaevon Becton from Virginia, who was previously committed to Kirby Smart and Georgia. We hope to have more on him later today.
The other offer went to 2019 quarterback Connor Bazelak from Archbishop Alter H.S. in Dayton, Ohio. Bazelak (6-foot-4, 205 pounds) is rated 3-stars by Rivals –and as one of the top 20 quarterbacks in the country.
Last night after getting the offer, PSN had a chance to get Bazelak’s reaction to the offer and to find out more about him.
“Coach Watson texted me earlier this morning and said to call him tonight and that’s when he offered me. He said that he loved my film and the way I played the position,” said Bazelak.
“I’ve visited Pitt twice already and I really liked it when I went there. I have two sisters that go to Duquesne so I’ve been to the city of Pittsburgh a lot and love it. I think Pitt is a place that I can fit in well based on my abilities. I’ve always thought highly of the Pitt program.”
Here’s how Bazelak would critique the strength’s and weaknesses in his own game.
“I think my strengths are managing games and reading defenses well. Also, my arm strength and accuracy. One thing that I would like to continue to work on are my fundamentals like my footwork and also continue to get stronger and faster in the offseason,” said Bazelak.
At this point, Bazelak holds offers from Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Toledo, Central Michigan and Western Michigan and is getting interest from Indiana, Duke and West Virginia.
“I haven’t made any junior day plans yet but I have looked into it and hope to have some plans soon. I’m going to try to get my official visits in as soon as possible on the schools that I’m most interested in and then make my decision before any football starts for my senior year.”
Bazelak is the 9th junior quarterback that Pitt has extended an offer to already. It’s interesting that the offers have gone to players all across the country—Texas, North Carolina, Alabama, South Carolina, Connecticut, Michigan and now Ohio.