Tight end is a position that Pitt plans on recruiting hard in this year’s class.
This afternoon, the coaching staff formally offered another tight end prospect that has entered their radar.
Today, Kyle Bilodeau (6-foot-5, 238 pounds) from Woodberry, Virginia received the news that he officially had an offer to play for Pitt.
Aside from Pitt, this 3-star recruit’s other Power Five offer is from NC State so he was excited to get the phone call from Tim Salem.
“This is a pretty new relationship. I just really started talking to them a couple weeks ago. Coach Powell came on campus last Tuesday and we talked so that was nice to be able to meet him and get the relationship started,” said Bilodeau. “Then Coach Salem looked at my film and saw some of the stuff I posted on Twitter from the Rivals Camp. He told me to give him a call today, we talked a little bit and he offered. I was a good conversation and a good talk.”
— Kyle Bilodeau (@kylebugb) April 27, 2018
“I did some quick research on them and it looks like they use the tight end a fair amount which is a good thing. They told me that they’re going to be taking two tight ends in the 2019 Class and that they’re a tight end based offense. I’ve never been to Pitt but I plan on coming up pretty soon and Coach sent me some pictures of the facilities and they look really nice. So, all that is a pretty good draw and positive things.”
I asked Bilodeau what parts of his game does he think impressed Pitt and other college coaches?
“I’d have to say my length and being as athletic as I am. I posted the #1 Nike rating of any tight end and #11 overall. Along with that athleticism, I think I’ve shown the ability to go down the field and make plays along with being a solid and physical blocker at the line of scrimmage.”
While Pitt and NC State are the first major schools to offer, look for more Power Five schools to get involved. Bilodeau tells PSN that at this point he’d like to make a college decision sometime this summer.
“Once I get to come visit Pitt in person, I’ll get a better feel for how things are up there but at this point it seems like they have a lot of good things going on especially with the things I mentioned. I’d like to come see the campus, facilities and see where things go from there.”