The state of Georgia is filled with talented football players and one of those players just completed a two day trip to Pittsburgh.
2019 tight end Paxton Nayman is from Canton, Georgia and as he was on his way to the Pittsburgh International Airport to fly home, PSN caught up with him to get his reaction to his first trip to Pittsburgh.
“It was a great city. The food was great, loved the wings and nachos. The campus itself, especially the Cathedral, was pretty cool. We were taken around to different classrooms, popping in and out, it was just a good time,” said Nayman.
I asked Nayman if there’s one thing that’s going to stand out to him about the visit what would it be?
”The coaching staff for sure. Coach Salem is just a great guy, he’s energetic and has the ‘It’ factor, he’s that guy. Coach Narduzzi came up to me, we talked for like five minutes and it was like I was talking to a good friend.”
What is it about Salem that makes him so popular amongst recruits?
”His sense of humor is outstanding and I like old-fashioned funny guys. His sense of humor is amazing, he has those one liners down, he’s just great,” said Nayman.
Part of today was spent watching Pitt practice and something about it stood out to Nayman.
”During the offense vs. defense, they were friends when they first got together and then when it became time to compete, they competed hard, it was good to see.”
Pitt didn’t offer a scholarship today but told Nayman they’d be down to watch him during his high school spring practice (May 2nd to May 18th).
As far as things that he considers his strengths and intangibles that could earn him a Power 5 offer, Nayman said, “I think I catch the ball extremely well for a tight end. I can go 30-40 yards down the field and make the combative catch. I’m a big body that’s hard to guard and am a mismatch all day.”
Prior to Pitt, Nayman made a visit to Vanderbilt and they’ll be at his spring practice. Upcoming visits for him will be to Clemson and Auburn.
Pitt is looking to probably add two tight ends in this class so we’ll continue to follow Paxton Nayman as the year progresses.