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Plenty of Recruits Visited Pitt This Weekend



While they were practicing and conducting their third scrimmage of the spring, Pat Narduzzi and his staff hosted a number of recruits on Friday and Saturday.

As was reported yesterday, Florida defensive end Sam Williams enjoyed the visit enough to make a commitment to Pitt.

Pittsburgh Sports Now has been working to confirm and talk with some of the other players that made the trip to Pittsburgh to get their thoughts on what they saw at Pitt.

2020 3-star quarterback Anthony Romphf from Southfield, Michigan: offers from Pitt, Michigan, Minnesota, Kentucky, Iowa State, Indiana, Florida Atlantic and nearly all of the MAC schools.

“After visiting Pitt, I was really excited with how much love they showed me. They gave me a tour through the whole campus and spent a lot of time talking with me. After seeing Pitt and how much the coaches like me, they are one of my top schools.” Romphf tells PSN that he plans on making a decision in either May or June.

Courtesy of Anthony Romphf

2020 3-star defensive tackle Bryce Austin from Southfield, Michigan: offers from Pitt, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Purdue, Boston College, Indiana, Iowa State, Kentucky, Louisville, Minnesota, Missouri, Rutgers, Syracuse, Washington State and West Virginia.

Austin tells me that on Friday morning, himself along with three other players from Michigan got a tour around campus with Paris Johnson, did a photo shoot and he also had good conversations with Charlie Partridge and Archie Collins. After that, Austin went to see the Pitt weight room and saw and had a chance to talk with his favorite player, former Pitt great Aaron Donald. Austin has made two visits to Pittsburgh in the last couple of months and when I asked him where Pitt currently sits with him, the Austin said, “Pitt is right up there with me.” One thing that he pointed out that he really likes about Pitt is their weight/strength program.

Courtesy of Bryce Austin

2020 3-star defensive end Bradyn Swinson from Douglasville, Georgia: offers from Pitt, Wake Forest, East Carolina, Air Force and Georgia State.

“My visit to Pitt was an amazing one. The facilities and energy was great. You can just feel the great energy when you walk in and all the coaches were great people. What impressed me the most was how the players are so close to one another and they hold each other accountable. I talked to Rashad Weaver who gave me his overall thoughts on the school. I love Pitt and I’m looking forward to getting back up there.”

Courtesy of Bradyn Swinson

2021 3-star defensive end/outside linebacker Naquan Brown from Virginia Beach, Virginia:  offers from Pitt, Michigan, Virginia Tech, Virginia and Temple.

“What impressed me the most was the overall environment, it was a nice place to be. Pittsburgh wasn’t as cold as I thought it would be. Pitt is somewhere that will be in the books for me, I really like it. I love the staff there to and the head coach Pat Narduzzi.”

Courtesy of Naquan Brown

2021 3-star athlete Myles Alston from Virginia Beach, Virginia: offers from Pitt, Maryland, North Carolina, Temple, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

2021 3-star linebacker Antwain Littleton from Washington DC: offers from Pitt, South Carolina, Maryland, Boston College and Syracuse.

“It was a great day. I was able to watch practice, take a tour of the facility and was able to get to know my position coach, Coach Narduzzi and the rest of the staff. The intensity of the team impressed me. Everything was going 100 miles per hour with them. Overall, I liked everything about the visit.”

2021 cornerback Bryon Threats from Dublin, Ohio: offer from Ohio U.

“The visit was very exciting! It was very intense and very physical. The coaches were involved with making sure the players were on top of everything and the players showed a lot of competition. After the practice, I talked with the players and they were also very engaged. The overall visit was awesome.”

Courtesy of Bryon Threats

2021 defensive back Jaylen Johnson from Cincinnati, Ohio. 

“Well to start off, Pitt was amazing! The coaching staff, the environment and the intensity I just loved it. I would like to thank God for giving me this opportunity. The thing that caught my attention the most were the players. How respectful they were. How they took everything serious and didn’t take any plays off. This Pitt team is looking real nice and I honestly believe they’ll be ACC champs this year. Next, I didn’t think Pitt had so many achievements. When Coach Junko gave us the tour of the facility, I was amazed with what they have achieved and with all the goals they set. One thing that I will never forget about Pitt is how beautiful their training room is. They have some of the best trainers and doctors and to me they are some of the most important people on and off the field. Finally, if Pitt would offer me I’d love it. It will be definitely one of my official visits.”

2022 3-star long snapper Rino Monteforte from North Babylon, New York:

“The visit was amazing from start to finish. First off, Heinz Field was amazing just as is any NFL stadium. I really enjoyed watching the specialists go through their kicking and snapping routines. They were all so poised with there craft and it was truly amazing to watch. I had the opportunity to speak with Pitt’s starting Long Snapper Cal Adomitis and he was totally a first class athlete and person. After practice, I spoke with Special Teams Coordinator Andre Powell about coming for their specialists camp and coming up for a visit this fall. The one thing that I loved about the day was at the end of practice when every recruit and their families came to midfield and prayed with the team post practice. That showed me that Pitt Football is a family and I really love that. This was my first Power 5 visit, so as a freshman, the recruiting process has a long way to go. Overall great weekend and cannot wait to come back this summer.”

Courtesy of Rino Monteforte

2020 3-star wide receiver Ian Stewart from Rockwood, Michigan: offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Boston College, Duke, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Minnesota, NC State, Syracuse and West Virginia.

2020 offensive lineman Mike Leone from Princeton, New Jersey: offers from Buffalo, UMass and Albany.

2021 defensive back/wide receiver Garry Rosemond Jr from Washington DC.

2021 running back Colby McDonald from Washington DC: offers from Tennessee, Boston College and UMass.


Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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