Over the weekend, hundreds of kids attended Pitt’s prospect camp with the goal and impressing the Pitt staff and earning a scholarship.
That mission was accomplished for a lineman from West Virginia.
2019 offensive tackle Nick Malone (6-6, 280) from Morgantown, West Virginia got the news that he received an offer from Pitt.
This wasn’t just any other offer, it was Malone’s first Division I offer.
After receiving the offer, PSN spoke to Malone and asked him his expectations heading into yesterday’s camp.
“I was just looking at it as another camp and wanted to just show the coaches what I can do. Obviously, they must have liked what they saw,” said Malone.
“Throughout camp, the coaches were coming around me, Coach Patton, Coach Borbely and Coach Cotton were all telling me I was doing well and giving me high-fives and fist bumping me.”
When he left the South Side, did Malone think he’d done enough to earn an offer?
”With the way they were treating me and congratulating me, I felt like I could leave with an offer and now that they did, I’ve very grateful and thankful I attended the camp,” said Malone.
So, how did Pitt present him with the big news of his first D-I offer?
”First, Coach Borbely talked to me. Actually, at first I didn’t answer because I was carrying groceries. Then, I called him right back and after we talked, he said Coach Narduzzi wants to talk to you,” said Malone. “He and I talked and eventually he said they wanted to offer me a full scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh. After that, I was mezmorized and so happy.
“I was by myself at first but my dad was around and Coach Borbely wanted to talk to him too and once he found out he was excited as well.”
Malone says he appreciates that a while back Pitt and Rob Harley was the first coach to come to his school to visit him and talk to his coaches and got to know him.
“That showed me that they were really interested and really cared about me and wanted to actually meet and know the people they’re recruiting.”