For the fifth time in the last year, the Pitt football staff has offered a high school freshman.
QB Caleb Williams, DT Desmond Watson, CB Omar Simpson, Athlete Derrick Davis and now a player from Maryland.
Today, 2021 defensive end Monkell Goodwine From National Christian Academy in Fort Washington, Maryland is the latest freshman phenom to hear from the Panthers.
Goodwine (6-3, 230) also has received offers from Michigan, Maryland and Temple.
After getting the exciting news, PSN caught up with Goodwine to get his reaction to the news.
”Getting an offer from Pitt was amazing. My hometown is Pennsylvania and a lot of my family resides there. So it was amazing,” said Goodwine.
“It’s just amazing to be able to get these offers. I just know my hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed. My mom has sacrificed so much for me to help me become the man I am today and she can now relax knowing she doesn’t have to pay for college.”
It’s rare for freshman to receive offers from Power Five programs. How is Goodwine going to handle the attention and expectations that are sure to come his way?
“My football coaches are telling me to stay humble and grind harder. They tell me that I’m now a bullseye so every single game somebody is going to try to put me on their highlight tape. So I’m lifting hard and getting it done academically,” said Goodwine.
What’s next for Goodwine and does he plan on making any visits?
”I’m going to the University of Maryland tomorrow. When I travel back home I’m going to try to hit Temple and Pitt.”
”I’m just trying get better at my position and learn as much as possible. I want this sophomore year to be epic.”