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Ohio LB Devin Hightower Recaps Pitt Visit



Devin Hightower is someone that Pat Narduzzi wants to get a commitment from and the Panther staff did everything they could this weekend to make him leave Pittsburgh with a favorable impression.

The 3-star linebacker from Akron, Ohio was one of 20+ recruits to make their official visit to Pitt.

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Heading into the visit, Pitt was a school that was high on Hightower’s list and nothing he experienced this weekend hurt the Panthers chances.

On his drive back to Akron, Pittsburgh Sports Now talked to Hightower about his trip to Oakland.

”It was great,” said Hightower. “It was really fun. I didn’t expect it to be that fun, I didn’t expect it to be that enjoyable. It was my first official visit and I really had fun.”

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”I was good to see all the coaches again and getting to go out with all the players, going to Dave and Busters and meeting some players for the first time getting their opinion on things and how they like things.”

Since it was his first official visit, was their something in particular Hightower was looking to hear or learn about Pitt?

”I’ve been up there before so I knew how cool the coaches are but it was really good to see how the coaches treat the players. Plus, I appreciated how the current players treated me like family and as if I was already one if them. It was cool and my parents liked that too. They liked the visit a lot too,” said Hightower.

“The players were telling me that all the coaches treat them and are like their family. They told me how their eyes were really opened when they made their official visits. They all told me how great of a place Pitt is and how it’s preparing them for football and most importantly life after football.”

Finally, what was Narduzzi’s final message to Hightower and did he consider giving a commitment?

”He told me how much he’d love to have me and how much he wants me to commit. He said he loves my family and loves me a lot which was good to hear,” said Hightower.

”Yeah, I definitely was considering but I have a Michigan State visit scheduled next weekend. I want to see how that is and to be able to compare things. I’ll make my decision by next month.”


Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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