For the second consecutive weekend, Pitt will get an official visit from a highly rated recruit.
Last weekend it was 4-star center Qudus Wahab and this weekend, forward Tyrese Samuel is coming to town.
Samuel (6-8, 220) is a 4-star power forward from Orangeville Prep in Orangeville, Ontario. This will be his third official visit, following trips to Seton Hall and Wake Forest.
It’s interesting that Samuel received an early offer from previous Pitt coach Kevin Stallings and then recently got the news from Jeff Capel that he was offering him as well.
Pittsburgh Sports Now talked with Samuel about his thoughts on Pitt and reasons for using one of his official visits to Pittsburgh.
”Since they offered me I felt the energy and the excitement that the staff has shown that they wanted to recruit me,” said Samuel. “They came to a few of my practices and were showing me some presentations of the school and the history of the school.”
”Coach Capel is saying that he sees a bright future in me and that he could help me develop my game to the next level and to get me ready for hopefully one day the NBA.”
Samuel has a similar skill set as most of the other long, athletic forwards that Capel and his staff are recruiting.
”My strengths are my versatility, my length, my ability to guard multiple positions and play multiple positions,” said Samuel. “I’m also able to grab rebounds and push it down the court and find shot for others and create for the team. Coaches usually tell me that they like my length and my versatility.”
Jeff Capel has actively recruited this talented prospect and it’s not surprising he’s made a positive impression.
”Coach Capel is a really nice guy,” said Samuel. “He’s been telling me and my family about the program and about himself as a player and a coach and how he feels about the importance of skill development on the court and getting the right pieces for his team to win.”
Samuel tells PSN that he’ll arrive in town on Friday and is looking forward to meeting the team, the staff and seeing the city, the campus and “what Pittsburgh has to offer.”