Add another name to throw in the mix of tight ends currently getting recruited by Pitt: Brett Seither.
Seither (6-foot-5, 215 pounds) is a three-star recruit from Central Catholic High School in Clearwater, Florida. Seither is originally from Maryland but moved to Florida. He’s a senior in the Class of 2019.
At this point, he holds offers from Pitt, Michigan State, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas State, Maryland, Purdue, South Florida and Central Florida.
Everyone knows of Pitt’s need for a tight end and tomorrow, area recruiter Rob Harley will be stopping by Clearwater to talk with Seither.
This morning, Pittsburgh Sports Now caught up briefly with Seither to get an update on this recruitment and his talks with Pitt.
“I’ve been talking with [tight ends coach Tim] Salem and Coach Harley weekly,” he said. ‘One week it’ll be Coach Salem and the next week Coach Harley. I talked with Coach Salem last week who told me that Coach Harley, who’s our area recruiter, would be coming down to our practice to see me.”
“We talk about my recruiting, how I’m doing and things about college. Pitt obviously has a great tradition there and great facilities. It’s pretty cool when they text me and send a picture of Steeler players watching their practice. That’s kind of cool to see.”
Seither knows of Pitt’s need for a tight end and I asked him if the opportunity to get early playing time is something that could raise his interest in him.
“That’s definitely intriguing but I’m confident in my abilities and that I can play regardless,” said Seither.
— Brett Seither (@_brett18) October 17, 2018
“As a tight end, I definitely feel that I’m more of a threat right now catching the ball but I also feel like I’ve developed this year as a blocker and am capable of doing that. And with the right coaching, I’ll get better at that. I’m also excited to get to a college weight room to see what that can do for me.”
Seither said that Michigan State is recruiting him hard and that he’d like to get back up there for a visit. He also says that he’ll likely be making an official visits to Central Florida and Maryland.