Fort Lauderdale, Florida is a location that the Pitt football staff spends countless hours throughout the year recruiting.
Pat Narduzzi, Charlie Partridge and company hosted one of the top junior defensive players from that area yesterday for an unofficial visit.
Riyad Wilmot (6’3″, 250) is a 2020 defensive end from St. Thomas Aquinas that holds Power Five offers from Pitt, Boston College, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Purdue, Syracuse, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.
Pittsburgh Sports Now briefly caught up with Wilmot to get his thoughts on Pitt following his visit and to find out if his overall opinion of Pitt as a legitimate option has changed now.
“I feel great about the program and I felt comfortable there,” said Wilmot. “The time that I spent there was above my expectations. I loved how it was a loving, caring environment but when it came down to business, they handled it.”
At the end of his visit, Wilmot had a chance to have a good conversation with both Pat Narduzzi and Charlie Partridge, the coach that’s recruiting him.
“The talks with both of them were wonderful,” said Wilmot. “One thing that stood out to me was that Coach Partridge told me to take my time with my visits and it’s up to you on where you want to go. I know that his feelings about me aren’t a show and I can tell that I’m a priority for them.”
“My feelings for Pitt are different now. It was a great visit and I’m always gonna keep them in mind. I’m still keeping my options open.”