Pitt has added another official visitor from the state of Florida.
247 Sports 3-star safety Brandon Hill (Apopka, Florida) tells Pittsburgh Sports Now that he will make an official visit to Pitt the weekend of June 15-17.
This announcement follows Hill placing Pitt in his Top Ten list of schools (Maryland, Virginia, Iowa State, Duke, Minnesota, Missouri, NC State, Purdue and South Florida).
This morning, we caught up with Hill to talk to him about Pitt and why they’re one of his finalists.
“Pitt has just been showing me a lot of love for quite a while now especially from Coach Salem. As soon as they offered me, they’ve really shown me a lot of interest,” said Hill. “They’ve come a couple of my practices and seen me play and have told me how much they love my game. They tell me I’m one of their top players on their board so I really love their interest in me.”
“The interest is very important because it really tells me that they need me and really want me. A lot of schools have offered me but not everyone of them show this type of love. So the ones that do and the ones that don’t will be a factor in my decision.”
Since receiving their offer, Hill has been researching Pitt and tells PSN a couple of things that really stand out to him.
“I found out that they practice on the same fields as the Pittsburgh Steelers. They have total access with them and can watch their practices. I’m really impressed by that because not many schools have an opportunity like that,” said Hill.
Hill is a player that’s received a bunch of Power Five interest, so I asked him to describe Brandon Hill the player.
“I’m a player that will always compete. Every practice, every game, I won’t take any plays off. I’m just a real hard worker. I’m someone that will come down and hit you. I believe I’m a player that makes big plays that make differences in the game.”
As mentioned earlier, Hill will make an official visit to Pitt (June 15-17) and also has one planned to Virginia.
“Academics will be a big factor for me and my family. Also, since I could go to an out of state school and be there for four years, I’ll need to have that home feeling and feel that the coaches there care about you. The facilities and potential playing time will also factor in.”