It was just a matter of time and yesterday it happened.
Pitt extended an offer to the nephew of one of the greatest players in Pitt football history.
While attending Pitt’s practice yesterday, Pat Narduzzi extended an offer to Central Catholic 2021 defensive tackle Elliot Donald.
The Panthers joined Michigan and Rutgers as the first teams to offer this rising prospect.
“I’ve been invited to Pitt’s practices and games before and then they invited me to come yesterday,” said Donald. “I went to the practice and talked to all the coaches. After practice, Coach Narduzzi called me and my grand dad into his office and offered me. I was happy and just felt blessed because I have opportunity to play the sport I love in college and get a free education.”
Donald currently is 6’2”, 220 and plays defensive tackle at Central Catholic but tells PSN that Pitt possibly sees him as a future defensive end or outside linebacker.
“I’m quick and explosive off the ball. I also believe I use my hands well and have quick feet plus I never get bullied on the field and take on double-teams well,” said Donald.
Considering his family ties to the program and the fact that he’s already received Power Five offers, did Donald assume an offer would be arriving soon?
”I never really thought about it. All I can do is play football, work hard and I figured the rest will come.”
Finally, I asked Donald about the inevitable questions he’ll be receiving over the next couple of years about his uncle Aaron, the most dominating defensive player in the NFL.
“I’ve started to hear the talk but I’m not my uncle,” said Donald. “I’ve watched his tape in college and the NFL and try to learn from him but I also try to learn from other people too. I’m trying to be myself and trying to be the best. I’m working hard and just having fun playing football. “