Over the last two recruiting classes, Pitt has received commitments from some very big offensive lineman.
This weekend, the Panthers will be hosting a junior lineman that fits that same size profile. 2021 guard Kevin Wigenton II (6’5”, 290) from The Hun School in Princeton, New Jersey will make an unofficial visit to Pitt on Saturday.
“Coach Salem came to my school back in March and watched me work out,” Wigenton told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “They invited me to come up to camp but the dates didn’t work out that well but I stayed in contact with them and they invited me to come up to the game this Saturday. He’s recruited a lot of my teammates over the past year and people say a lot of good things about him so I’m excited to get up there.”
”Coach definitely liked my size and one thing he said was that I was violent off the ball and played well on my feet. He also liked how well I moved for being 300 pounds and the school I come from. He and my head coach have built a good relationship over the years.”
Prior to coming to Pitt, Wigenton will visit Rutgers on Friday so it’ll be a busy and important weekend as he looks for his first Power 5 offer.
”I’m definitely excited. My recruiting should pick up a lot this year,” said Wigenton. “More and more schools have been in contact lately. I’m hoping to make a commitment before my senior season and think Pitt would be a great option.”
“On my visit, I definitely will have questions for the coaches. I want to see what type of offense they run, what’s a typical day for the players, find out about their strength staff, I want to get to know their O-Line coach more and what the lifestyle at Pitt is like. I know I want to major in business so I want to know what their school is like.”
At this point, Wigenton’s lone offer is from UMass but that’s sure to change and probably soon. He has upcoming visits planned to West Virginia, Virginia Tech and Kentucky but admits that first major offer from Pitt would be special.
”It would mean a lot. It would be the first big school to really offer and that would really mean a lot to me and my family. If they were to pull an offer, that would definitely bolster them high with the schools that are recruiting me.”