Although the Pitt football coaches were “off” this weekend, they were busy working on landing a big prospect.
The Pitt football hosted 2021 3-star offensive tackle Terrence Enos Jr. on Sunday for an unofficial visit. Enos (6’5″, 315) attends Cass Technical School in Detroit, Michigan and currently holds offers from Power 5 schools such as Pitt, LSU, Iowa State, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Rutgers, Syracuse and West Virginia.
Enos made the visit with his mother Tracey and his stepfather Chris, who we spoke with this afternoon. I started out asking about what brought him and his family to Pittsburgh yesterday.
“Terrence has family that lives in Pittsburgh in Monroeville,” Chris Daniels told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “We always come to Pittsburgh three to four a year to visit even before he got the offer from Pitt. Terrence got an invitation from Penn State to attend the “Whiteout Game” on Saturday night so we went there and also a family event with my wife’s family in Monroeville.”
“Since we were going to be in the area, we contacted the Pitt coaches to see if it would be possible on Sunday to have Terrence come visit and they said sure.”
The visit was good for both sides with the Pitt staff getting to have Enos full attention on a visit and Enos and his family had the opportunity to learn more about Pitt and to really get to meet and know members of the coaching staff including offensive line coach Dave Borbely.
“We understand that ultimately this will be Terrence’s decision on where he attends, said Daniels. “My wife loves the area. Her family lives around 20 minutes from the university so she said she’d feel better if Terrence was to go to Pitt, that he’d have family 20 minutes away in case he needed anything. We loved the environment at Pitt. and love that Pittsburgh is a blue collar, hard working city.”
“We had a chance to talk and meet with Coach Borbely as he had a long discussion with Terrence. We both really enjoyed listening to him talk. We really enjoyed what he was discussing with Terrence and what he was looking for. He was big into academics, the o-lineman’s GPA and the goals that they set for their lineman. He had a nice chart, that my wife and I took a picture of, that the o-line created themselves that they need to do as a group to be successful as a unit.”
“Coach Borbely seems like he’s a really, really good guy and that he’s someone that’s going to be honest with you. Whether it’s the hard stuff or the good stuff which is something you want to hear as a parent. We just want schools and coaches to be honest with you. A lot of schools will just tell you what they believe you want to hear in order to get your kid there. Coach Borbely does not come off like that and my wife really, really enjoyed listening to him talk with Terrence.”
Terrence is only a junior so he’s in no rush to make a college decision but as parents, Chris and Tracey are both excited for what lies ahead for their son regardless of the school he chooses.
“We’re both excited and proud for Terrence,” said Daniels. “He’s maintained a 3.2 to 3.7 GPA all last year and received that this year on his most recent progress report. We’re excited that he’s maintained his grades on top of being a football player that’s being heavily recruited.”
“With recruiting the stakes are a lot higher than just trying to win a trophy, this is a huge life decision for Terrence. With each visit that he makes, he discusses it with my wife and I, also with his bio-logical father who’s also very active in his life. We just let Terrence know that it’s your decision but we’ll give you our input a little bit. I’m seeing a lot of kids entering the transfer portal so much, that we just want wherever Terrence chooses that it will be the school that he’ll be attending for the next 3-5 years.”
Daniels tells me that there’s a good chance his son will be making a return visit to Pitt for a home game sometime in the next few weeks.