The highest profile recruit at Heinz Field on Saturday wasn’t a football player.
2019 4-star forward Anthony Walker (6-8, 200) from Brewster Academy made an official visit to Pitt over the weekend.
Walker is rated by Rivals as a Top 75 recruit and as one of the Top 20 power forwards in the country. At this point, Walker has five scheduled official visits: Illinois (September 5), Pitt (September 14), Rhode Island (September 21), Miami (October 5) and VCU (October 19).
It sure seems like Walker is a high priority for Jeff Capel and his Class of 2019. Following spending this weekend in Pittsburgh, Pitt coaches are seeing more of Walker.
This morning, Capel reportedly was at Brewster Academy to pay another visit to Walker.
Last night, Pittsburgh Sports Now had a chance to talk with Walker to get his reaction on his official visit to Pitt.
”I would say that the visit was very fun. Getting a chance to be around the team and walking around the campus with the team was fun and so was getting to go to the football game,” said Walker.
Speaking of the football game, Walker was pleasantly surprised at the reaction he received from Pitt fans.
”Something that really stood out to me about the weekend how vocal and loyal their fans were. As I was walking around they recognized me and were talking and saying things to me. To hear that feedback and encouragement was nice to hear,” said Walker.
The other thing that Walker took from this weekend was how much he’s wanted by this Pitt coaching staff. They’ve made him a priority and he recognized that.
“I really felt that from the staff that I’m not only a player they want but I’m someone they need,” said Walker.
Finally, we asked where Pitt stands. Did they impress him enough during his official visit that he could see himself possibly picking the Panthers?
“Pitt stands in a good place,” said Walker. “Being able to do the visit did make me feel better about the program. I’m still not leaning towards a program but the visit was not a waste of time and it was great being there.”