Having a quality point guard is a priority for Jeff Capel so it isn’t surprising his first offer went to one.
Trey McGowens from Hargrove Military Academy (Chatham, Virginia) is a four-star recruit and rated by Rivals as the 75th-best player in the country. After getting the offer earlier in the week from Pitt, McGowens received a visit yesterday from Capel.
“It meant a lot to me that he trusts me and believes in me that much and made me his first offer,” McGowens said. “He could have called any other player in the country but he called me first.”
Following their meeting, McGowens had a lot to say about what stood out to him about Capel.
“He’s a straight-forward guy, McGowens said. “He tells you what he’d like you to work on and how he can help you get better. He played the point guard position for all four years at Duke. He knows what it takes to get there. Plus, he has the proof with all the players he’s worked with and they’re pros now. He told me that he’d improve me as a point guard by helping me be more vocal, help me with reads and also help me with my jump shot.”
It’s interesting that although he’s listed as a 2019 recruit, McGowens says that there’s a chance that he could move to the Class of 2018 but hasn’t made a final decision on that just yet.
Regardless of when he makes his decision, it sounds as though Pitt will be a serious contender for him.
“They’re very high up there because (Capel) and the other assistants could put me in a good position to get where I want to be and help me achieve my dreams,” McGowens said.
McGowens has over 31 offers but said the schools that are standing out to him right now are Pitt, St. John’s, Ole Miss, Clemson, TCU and Kansas State.