Today was a big day for Louisiana cornerback Jordan Clark.
Not only was he going on an official visit but he was doing it in his hometown.
Clark called Pittsburgh home from kindergarten through seventh grade (2006-2013) while his father, Ryan, was playing safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The 4-star cornerback was a visitor to the South Side facility many times as a kid but today was different as he was there making an official visit to Pitt.
“This is my first hometown and I’m excited to be back. I got to go back to where I grew up and see my friends, that was awesome,” said Clark.
“Yesterday when we got in, we went to Burgatory, which was my favorite place to eat when I was a kid then we went bowling. Now today we’re going to Nakama in the South Side.”
In-between eating, Clark spent the morning with Pitt on a visit and watching the team scrimmage. I asked Clark what stood out to him most about his morning with the Pitt Panthers.
“I really liked hearing from the Pitt coaches how they’re changing the culture of Pitt football and how they’re in the process of really building something. They’re going to build it to where they’re winning consistently and that is something that I’d like to be a part of,” said Clark.
While he was at practice, Clark kept his eye on the Panthers secondary and their new coach.
“I met and really like Coach Collins a lot, he seems really cool. Watching the secondary, I really noticed Paris Ford, he’s really a good player and stood out to me.”
The talented cornerback holds offers from Arizona State, Ole Mississippi, Mississippi State, Boston College, Houston, Indiana, Nebraska, SMU and Vanderbilt.
Clark tells me that his next two visits will be to Louisville and Ole Miss.
So, after today, where does Pitt stand?
“I haven’t really sat down and mapped things out yet. Pitt though is a school I’m definitely interested in and am considering.”