Ohio 2019 defensive end Dontay Hunter has been a player on Pitt’s radar for a long time.
Last night, the Panther coaching staff finally pulled the trigger and offered the athletic, pass-rushing defensive end.
To say that Hunter (6-foot-5, 228 pounds) was excited would be an understatement.
After receiving the news, Pittsburgh Sports Now caught up with Hunter to get his thoughts on Pitt and his latest offer.
“I received the offer from Coach Bates and Coach Narduzzi. They called me on the phone and told me how much they loved me, want to get me back to campus and then offered me,” said Hunter.
”It means a lot and it shows that they genuinely care about me enough for the head coach to call me and personally tell me.”
I asked Hunter about using the word “ecstatic” in his tweet when talking about the offer.
“I was absolutely overwhelmed with joy! I’ve been waiting a while for this offer and God finally blessed me with it.”
“I went to Pitt for a fall game and i had very high hopes on receiving an offer but it hadn’t come until now. I really like Pitt! I love how the coaching staff makes it a priority to make me feel like family. New coaches or old coaches, the University of Pittsburgh never fails to impress,” said Hunter.
Despite all of this, Narduzzi and his staff will have heavy competition to land this talented prospect.
At this point, Hunter holds offers from Cincinnati, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Rutgers and Tennessee.
Along with these offers, Hunter is also receiving heavy interest from Ohio State, Michigan and Notre Dame. In fact, he went on visits this week to both Ohio State and Michigan. Hunter tells me that he has upcoming visits planned to Georgia, Michigan State and Virginia.
Does Hunter have a visit in the future to Pitt?
”I hope to make it down for a spring game or practice.”