Pitt is looking to add a couple more offensive lineman and yesterday they had an in-home visit with one of their top targets.
Dave Borbely and Cory Sanders were in Toronto to spend the day with offensive tackle Liam Dick.
Dick (6’6″, 310) attended one of Pitt’s summer camps in June and impressed the coaches enough to earn himself a scholarship. That was Dick’s first Power Five offer and since then he’s received offers from Louisville, North Carolina, Fresno State and Washington State.
The big offensive tackle made an official visit to Louisville in November and will be at Pitt this weekend, followed by his last official next weekend to Washington State. Dick is scheduled to announce his college decision on December 19.
This morning, Pittsburgh Sports Now caught up with Dick to get his reaction to his day with the Panther coaches.
“Having Coach Sanders and Coach Borbs over to my school and my house for dinner was awesome,” said Dick. “I got to really talk to them and show them where I’m from school wise and to show them my home and where I live. It’s really cool to continue to build a relationship like that.”
“It was definitely comfortable but a little bit of pressure too to make sure we have a good meal for them and having everything clean and my bed made (laughing). Anytime I get to spend time with Coach Borbs and Coach Sanders and the rest of the staff it’s a good time no matter if it’s in Pittsburgh or here in Toronto.”
Dick is obviously a player that the Pitt staff is interested in getting a commitment from. I asked him if the visit was mostly casual or was there still a lot of recruiting being done?
“There was some talk like that but it was more so just friendly conversation having dinner and just talking about life, school and just continuing to build our connection. So, it was more about building our relationship and them talking with my family and stuff like that,” said Dick.
With his decision coming up in two weeks, does Dick have any idea of who is leader is and where does Pitt stand?
“I’d say that all five of my finalists are still being considered and Pitt is definitely at the top of the list. I like the city of Pittsburgh. I’ve been there a couple of times now and I have to say that I really like the city. Pitt is very high up there and they’ll be heavily considered.”