Florida offensive tackle Kaleb Boateng has over 35 scholarship offers, but today he narrowed that list down to six teams.
The good news for Pitt is that they’re one of the six schools he’s still considering, along with Cincinnati, Indiana, Louisville, Maryland and Purdue.
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Prior to releasing his six finalists, Boateng talked to PSN about each individual team and why they made the cut. Boateng listed these teams in alphabetical order.
Cincinnati: “When I visited there it was really nice especially the city itself. It’s not a Power Five school so I’d be able to get early playing time there and that’s a big thing.”
Indiana: “Indiana has the eighth-best finance program in the nation and academics is a really big thing for me. The campus is really beautiful, it’s not downtown but a suburban campus.”
Louisville: “A lot of kids from my area end up going there and end up performing really well which is a big thing. I also like the facilities.”
Maryland: “I visited Maryland a while ago and I liked it, actually liked it a lot. They were my leader for awhile I’d say but then they had that lineman die recently and I’m a lineman, that’s a big thing. I still like them a lot and have family in the area.”
Pittsburgh: “My official there was insane and amazing. I was actually thinking about committing but didn’t want to commit without making an official somewhere else too. Pitt has everything you want from the lifestyle, academics and the area is kind of like where I’m from.”
Purdue: “The head coach and the offensive line coach have really been talking to me a lot like Pitt is. The education at Purdue is great and the football program is a growing one. Also, the football facilities are insane and really big.”
So now that he has his top six, where does Boateng’s recruitment go from here? He tells PSN that before he’ll make his final decision, he’ll narrow this list of six down to a final two or three.
”This is going to be extremely difficult but I want to make sure that I’m certain about my decision because I’m not going to be one of those kids that comments to a school and then decommits.”