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Talented Maryland Guard Golden Achumba Talks About Pitt Visit



Today we learned of a new recruit who previously held an offer from Pitt that visited the program on Saturday.

3-star 2020 offensive guard Golden Achumba (DeMatha Catholic, Hyattsville, Maryland) made the drive to Pittsburgh for Pitt’s Junior Day. Achumba (6’4″, 320) holds an impressive offer list of Maryland, Oklahoma, Boston College, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Syracuse, Vanderbilt and Virginia.

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“I’ve been in contact the most with Coach Powell,” said Achumba. “He invited me up there last week. I came there because they offered me during the season in November. They thought enough of me to think I could play there so why not go check out one of the potential schools that I could go to. Also, I have two teammates that currently play up there (John Morgan and Judson Tallandier) that I played with last year.”

This was Achumba’s first visit to the city of Pittsburgh and the Pitt campus so yesterday was a whole new experience for him.

Courtesy of Golden Achumba

“Something that surprised me was the building that they have most of their class (Cathedral of Learning). It was a tall building that looked like a chapel but it’s not. It has all different rooms that has different architecture and different art styles for different countries like Italy, Germany and Lithuania. It was crazy and the building was so tall. They said it was one of the biggest educational buildings on the planet.”

“When I was with Coach Borbely, he was teaching us what he’d teach the Pitt offensive lineman on their first day of training camp. He was showing us a pyramid of success for offensive lineman,” said Achumba. “Coach Narduzzi talked to me about success on the field and off the field. From what I saw, Coach Narduzzi is a really cool guy and someone that’s really close to his players.”

Achumba has plenty of other schools that are interested and staying in touch with him. He lists Oklahoma, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia and Duke as the schools aside from Pitt that are in contact with him the most and schools that he plans on making upcoming visits to.

Finally, I asked Achumba if he saw and heard enough from Pitt yesterday to keep them as a school that he’ll remain interested in?

“Yes, of course. Even before the visit, they were a team that I decided that I was going to be interested in. They’re close to my home, the academics that they have there and they’re rising in football right now and getting better and better each every year.”

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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