Recruiting the state of Michigan has been something that Pitt has attempted to do since the day Pat Narduzzi became Panther head coach.
Unlike some other states like Florida where the coaching staff has had great success, the Pitt staff hasn’t been able to make a dent in Michigan.
From former assistant Thomas Sims to current assistants Rob Harley, Archie Collins and Cory Sanders, Pitt has struck out. The last scholarship player that Pitt signed from Michigan was Avonte Maddox back in 2014.
Over the weekend, Pitt hosted a lineman from Detroit that’s on his way to being a major Power Five prospects.
Sophomore offensive tackle Terrence Enos Jr. (6’5″, 310) from famed Cass Tech High School made the drive with his family from Detroit to Pitt Junior Day. At this point, Enos has one Power Five offer and it’s a big one: LSU.
Pittsburgh Sports Now caught up with Enos and his father to get their reaction to what they saw and heard from the Pitt football program.
”The experience was great,” said Enid. “We were able to learn about the coaching staff and how the team is run. We then went with our position coach.”
”Coach Borbely is a great coach who is dedicated to getting his players great on the field and as young men. He kept it real and told us how the team all fought to get each other better and how your mind separates you from being a good and great player. He showed us an O-Line book that all the O-Linemen get when they come to Pitt that they need to study to get better. He showed us there triangle to success as well.”
“We then toured the campus and went to the Cathedral educational building which was a great experience. Next we went the basketball game where the students were live and full of energy. The fans really love there athletes up there,” said Enos.
“I give Coach Collins, Borbely and Narduzzi and the rest of the coaching staff thanks for letting me come up there and being open to any questions.”
A big part of recruiting is coaches making a positive impression with a players parents so that they’d feel comfortable letting their kid leave home and attend your university. It sounds like Narduzzi and company did a good job.
“My wife and I had great and positive experience at the University of Pittsburgh’s Junior Day. The coaching staff was very informative about the recruiting process, academic support and game day experience. The coaching staff treated us like family. The campus was beautiful and the basketball game experience was one of a kind. It was a great way to conclude Pitt junior day,” said Mr. Christopher and Tracey Daniels.
With Enos only being sophomore, he has plenty of time left in his recruitment but it appears that Pitt made a positive first impression.
UPDATE (7:19 PM)-
**A day after visiting, Pitt extended an offer tonight to Enos.