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2019 Ohio OL J.D. Duplain Gets Offer From Pitt



J.D. Duplain is a big, physical offensive lineman from Strongsville, Ohio. One receiving a bunch of Power Five interest.

Offer #21 came in yesterday and it came from the Pitt Panthers.

Duplain is a 3-star prospect and holds offers from schools such as Indiana, Arkansas, Boston College, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Rutgers, Syracuse and Vanderbilt.

“I haven’t heard much from Pitt prior to this and came out of nowhere to be honest. A lot of the coaches from Pitt have been following me on Twitter and then yesterday I received the offer over the phone,” said Duplain.

“Honestly, I don’t know too much about the program but I’m planning on visiting there real soon which will help me to get to know more about them.”

Although the 6-foot-4, 295 pound Duplain plays offensive tackle in high school, he tells us that Pitt and most other schools are recruiting him to play guard.

”Schools like how physical I play and believe I have quick feet. Schools believe with my size, I’m better fit to play on the interior of the line and I agree with that,” said Duplain.

The Ohio native’s stock is likely just going to increase which means that offer list is going to continue to get bigger.

“My recruiting lately has been pretty crazy lately and real busy but that’s a great feeling. Everyone is telling me to just go where you feel comfortable around the coaches, the players and the program. That is something that I’m going to be looking at as I start to visit programs.”

“I need to be able to talk with the head coach, the offensive line coach and the offensive coordinator. I want to see how I get along with the players and watch how they get along on and off the field,” said Duplain.

“For the most part, I’m really open right now to all schools. I’m excited to go out and visit a lot of these schools for the first time. I really haven’t narrowed anything down. I’m open to everyone.”

What’s next for Duplain?

He tells PSN that he will be visiting Ohio State this Friday, Penn State for Junior Day on April 14 and will come to Pitt sometime between those two visits.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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