Ohio 2020 cornerback Miquan Grace really had a chance to learn about the Pitt program after wrapping up a two day visit.
Grace made the drive from Cincinnati on Monday and stayed until Tuesday afternoon.
On his way home, Pittsburgh Sports Now spoke with Grace to learn more about him and his Pitt experience.
“It was great,” said Grace. “I came in and talked with a few guys in the secondary and got to hang out with them. Talking to the coaches, they said they loved my film. The high school I attend (Winton Woods), we play the same defense they play, so it would be a smooth transition. I have a great relationship with Coach Bates and Coach Sanders and I hit it off pretty well too.”
It didn’t take long for Grace to respond when asked about what impressed or stood out to him about the visit.
“No doubt, just the way the Pitt players were so focused at practice. I’ve been to a lot of practices and I’ve never seen anything like that. You can tell, they’re so focused and locked in. They really want to get better and win, you can just tell that by watching and being around them. The preparation they showed was so serious.”
”Something that surprised me was the support they all show for each other,” said Grace. “It’s such a family atmosphere there. I didn’t think it would be like that. The guys are so close and I really got a chance to see that they really love each other especially the secondary. They’re really a tight unit.”
Grace (5’9”, 175) currently holds offers from Kentucky, Maryland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Kent State and believes one is coming from Pitt very soon.
“I believe an offer is coming if not today, very soon. I spoke with them. The next step is the offer and I’ll be back soon and by then I should have the offer.”
Assuming that offer comes, where would Pitt stand with Grimes?
”They would definitely be at the top of the list. With the experience I’ve just had the last couple of days and seeing everything it was great. I’ve never been able to be around a program for two days, usually it’s just visiting for a day. I got a chance to be around everyone for a long period of time and see what a typical day is like for a Pitt athlete.”