For the second time in the last week, Pitt has landed a commitment from an offensive lineman.
2019 OT Nick Malone (6-6, 278) from Morgantown, West Virginia has given Pat Narduzzi a verbal commitment. Malone becomes Pitt’s 18th commitment and second offensive lineman (Matthew Goncalves).
Malone received his offer from Pitt after attending their prospects camp and are his only FBS offer.
This morning before officially announcing his decision, PSN spoke to Malone about joining the Pitt football program.
“After talking things over with my family, I really feel I made the best decision,” said Malone. “From the start, Pitt just felt like family especially Coach Narduzzi. In the end, that was a big factor. The coaches told me after offering that they do their homework on prospects and don’t base their offers off of stars or any other offers. I trust that they liked what they saw.”
Since offering him after the camp, Pitt coaches have kept in regular contact with Malone and this news wasn’t a big surprise but he wanted to be totally sure before announcing things. From the start, he had it in his mind that Pitt would be it.
“I think so. After I got done with the Pitt camp, I left feeling so comfortable there. After that, I just wanted to participate in all the camps that I had previously committed to attending.”
Malone has the frame and size to play different positions in college but has a spot in mind that he believes is best for him.
“I see myself preferably at left tackle, which is where I feel most comfortable at but honestly, I think I can play any position on the line because my feet are pretty good because I play basketball and I can snap as well.”
Today is a big day for Pitt because they were able to land a target from a state they normally don’t land recruits from and it’s obviously a huge day for Malone who’s achieved a lifelong dream.
“It’s crazy to think that I’m going to be a senior and I’ve already accepted an offer to play for a Division-One program that plays in the ACC. Growing up and watching college sports and now thinking that I’m now going to be on the field and a part of a program like Pitt is such a great feeling.”