Seneca Valley lineman Josh Kaltenberger has been a popular name in the WPIAL recruiting circle this off-season.
The junior center entered February without an offer and then quickly received a handful of offers and a ton of interest from Power Five programs.
One of those programs is Pitt, where Kaltenberger returned for another visit on Thursday.
“I thought today went well,” said Kaltenberger. “I liked being there to watch them practice. I arrived at around 7:15 this morning and sat in on the offensive line meeting. We eventually went out to practice and I had the chance to talk with (offensive line) Coach (Dave) Borbely a little bit before and after practice. It was a good day.”
Kaltenberger enjoyed the aspect of being in on a team meeting and believes it’s a learning experience.
“It gives you the feel of how a team operates and especially if I were to go to Pitt,” he said. “Being there today also allows you to see what a spring practice is like and a point of view if you were a player.”
Kaltenberger would obviously like to receive an offer from Pitt, but Borbely said the staff wants to see a bit more, starting with this summer.
”He told me that he liked me and liked my film,” said Kaltenberger. “He also says that he’d like me to come to one of their prospect camps this summer. He told me that a lot of their lineman first went to their camp before they received an offer. Going to camp doesn’t mean I’ll automatically get an offer but it would give me a better chance to get one.”
Kaltenberger says that he’s likely to attend and looks forward to working out for Pitt. Regardless of what happens, he’s enjoying the entire recruiting process as he’s been able to make visits to schools such as Penn State, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Indiana, Syracuse, Rutgers and Liberty.
”This is all a lot of fun,” he said. “I’ve had a lot of fun going through all of this and seeing different things about each college, seeing things that stand out and meeting all these coaches.”
“At the end of the day, this is one of the biggest decisions of my life. Hopefully these next 4-5 years will be some of the best of my life at the college I select. This has been great getting to know all these programs and giving them the opportunity to know me.”