Pitt has hosted a few 2020 tight end prospects over the last few days, the latest being Jake Skinner.
Skinner (6’4”, 230) made the drive from Fredonia, New York yesterday for an unofficial visit to Pitt. While Western New York is starting to produce more and more Division I football recruits, Fredonia High School (enrollment of about 500 people) has never had a D-I recruit come out of its school. Skinner is hoping to become the first.
“My day was awesome,” Skinner told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “The coaches were very welcoming and I felt a very uplifting energy throughout the whole building which was very contagious. The opportunity to visit was incredible because a school like Pitt is a dream school and to have the chance to tour the school, facilities, and interact with the coaches really put the icing on the cake.”
”Their were lots of impressive things about the visit but the thing that impressed me the most was how Pitt pays tribute to past teams and just doesn’t focus on the team now. They remember their roots and alumni.”
Skinner says he’s been in contact with Salem for just over a month and was glad to talk with him in-person.
No offer was extended yesterday, but Pitt will have their eye on him this season and Skinner hopes it ends with him receiving that offer.
“They will be evaluating me throughout the season to see if I am the right fit,” said Skinner. “Coach Salem and I are in touch a few days a week, with me sending film of training sessions and just daily conversation.”
”This experience is extremely motivating going forward for me. Pitt is a dream school and an offer from them would be extraordinary for myself and my whole community.”
My junior year highlight tape!!https://t.co/a5rps65nb5
— Jake Skinner (@jskinnerfhs) March 21, 2019