Pitt FB Recruiting
Georgia Linebacker Kobe Wilson’s 1st Power Five Offer Comes From Pitt
Pitt’s recruiting in the state of Georgia continued with an offer to linebacker Kobe Wilson.
Wilson (6’0″, 215) is an inside linebacker from Parkview High School in Lilburn, Georgia. This wasn’t just any other offer, it was special for Wilson because it was his first one from a Power Five school.
“It was really a blessing for me and I was just so excited,” Wilson told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “My family has been telling me to just be patient and out of nowhere it came. I’m just excited and when I got it, I just kept thanking the coach. An offer from a Power Five school is what I’ve been working for and I finally got it. My mom’s goal was for all my brothers to get a free education and I’m just proud that I was able to do that for her.”
“Coach Collins offered me and it actually was the first time that I talked with him. I’ve been talking with Coach Harley for the last month or two. The Pitt coaches kept telling me that they liked my film and the speed that I have on the field. They just told me that they wanted to take their time and talk to the coaching staff about the offer.”
Wilson believes his biggest strength on the field is his speed and his ability to run sideline to sideline to run the ball-carrier down. As far as his knowledge of the Pitt program goes, the first thing that he pointed out was that was the school that reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald attended in college.
“I’m talking with Pitt now about making an upcoming visit and plan on coming in either April or June.”
This seems to really be a new strategy for recruiting this year for Pitt. Trying to get in on the ground floor with guys and maybe get a bit of an edge. Will be interesting to see if it pays off or if they are just offering guys who don’t end up being talented enough to really help the program.
I agree Tim. The talent has to be chosen right but I do feel like the staff is on the right track. If you can catch kids early before all the offers role in there could be a feeling of loyalty from athletes and families. I like the hybrid type kids. The conference is athletically at a high point. A media rep I know told me the Top ILB from Ohio in the 2021 class is visiting Pitt next week, and Pitt was the school he was most excited to visit, over others. Hankins is very similar to Wilson size… Read more »