Quarterback David Summers’ long wait for a Pitt offer ended last night.
The 2019 Connecticut prospect received the call from offensive coordinator/QB coach Shawn Watson, who told him Pitt was extending an offer to him.
Pitt joined Maryland as two Power Five teams that offered Summers this week.
“It was kind of a relief for me because I’ve visited there and had been talking to them a lot,” said Summers. “Coach Salem came up to watch me throw on the 25th (April) and thought I did really well but wanted Coach Watson to see me too. Then he came too and I personally thought I did really well.”
“Then a couple of days passed but then last night he called me and told me I earned the offer. He [Coach Watson] said that he liked everything I did and liked my mentality. He liked how the ball came out of my hand, my accuracy and said that I reminded him of their starting quarterback, Kenny Pickett.”
Summers is a talented quarterback as evidenced by his statistics from last season: over 3,000 passing yards, 49 touchdowns and only 5 interceptions. I asked him it was hard to wait for these Power Five offers to come in?
“I’m generally a patient kid so I really try not to let all this stuff stress me out,” said Summers. “I’m in no rush to do anything and I am really enjoying going through this process. Whatever comes it will come and I won’t force things or stress.”
Speaking of rushing things, now that he has a couple of big offers, I asked Summers if he sees himself ending the process soon?
“I kind of have it in my mind to make a decision sometime in June because personally, I want to start preparing for my senior season and have all my focus on my upcoming season. I feel by June that I will be ready to make my decision.”
What about Pitt? Since he’s familiar with them, what are some things he likes about the program?
“I like the atmosphere. The whole coaching staff and the atmosphere that they have at practice. All the players were having fun but at the same time, they were getting a lot of work done,” said Summers. “I don’t want to go to a program that’s 100% serious all the time and you won’t have fun playing in an environment like that. They also have great facilities and when I got to take a tour of the campus, I liked everything I saw.”
This could come down to a battle of Pitt and Maryland.
Summers tells me that he will be making a visit to Maryland on June 1.
“I’m trying to figure out a time with Coach Watson to come down visit Pitt again. He told me that we’d talk and try to figure that out this week.”