Tight End Brett Seither is someone that quietly has been on Pitt’s recruiting radar.
The 3-star recruit from Clearwater, Florida has held an offer from Pitt for a while but news on him has been minimal.
That’s changed recently as he received a visit a couple weeks ago from Rob Harley.
And then big news last night.
Seither (6’5”, 220) received an in-home visit from Pat Narduzzi and Harley.
On his way to school this morning, Pittsburgh Sports Now talked to Seither about his night with the Panther brass.
“It went good,” said Seither. “I definitely say it was cool to sit and talk with Coach Narduzzi to hear his side of things. He definitely has a lot of information outside of just Pitt and recruiting in general. He had a lot of good advice and it was really good to hear from him.”
So, what was Narduzzi’s message or recruiting pitch to Seither?
”I’d say he had a couple really big ones. One, being a small school — 16,000 — and that I’d definitely leave with a good degree. Then ultimately, they’re going to compete every year. This year they were in the ACC Championship this year. He knows I want to win so that’s big to me.”
What about on the field? Did Pitt talk about Seither’s skill set matching what they’re trying to do offensively?
”He’s been honest with me from the start. He sees me as being able to play right away and contribute. But that’s probably what any college coach would say. Hopefully any educated high school kid going to college knows that you’re going to have to work and nothing is going to be handed to you. You have to put it out there and if you’re good enough they’ll play you.”
Because it’s been a topic of conversation lately, I asked Seither if Pitt’s offense system fits his strengths.
”I don’t know about last year,” said Seither. “I don’t believe they threw to the tight end as much as they would have liked to. But I see that as something they’ll be able to do.”
Pitt tried to get him to make an official visit this weekend but Seither has been battling the flu for a couple weeks and wants to rest and get healthy. However, he tells me that he plans on making a Pitt official next weekend.
Seither says that other schools that he’s looking at are Michigan State, TCU, Rutgers, Maryland, Texas Tech and Syracuse.